My mind has been in overdrive since I dreamed up what may be So Good’s first truly original offering to the world of creative food combinations: a pulled pork cheese steak.
The world is filled with crazy food combinations. Burgers with Krispy Kreme donuts for buns. Deep fried Mars bars. Cherry Chocolate soda. In this day and age, almost nothing is off limits. If food item A is delicious, and food item B is delicious, someone is going to try combining the two, for better or worse. Which makes it so baffling to me that, as far as I can tell, no one has ever attempted to make or sell a pulled pork cheese steak. A quick Google search confirms this.
We have chicken cheese steaks, so why not a pulled pork cheese steak? Pulled pork is delicious, and melted cheese is delicious, so why not? I know what the haters will say, that putting cheese on pulled pork would ruin an already classic food, that cheese doesn’t go with BBQ etc. etc. Doubters, all of you.
The geniuses of the world are always called crazy until people come to understand the genius of their creations. “Hey look at me, I’m Ben Franklin, and I’m going to fly a kite and capture a magical force called electricity!” Sounds crazy doesn’t it? Turns out? Genius.
Do you not think people said the same thing about deep frying Oreos? Or using donuts as buns for a burger? That must have sounded like INSANITY the first time it was mentioned. It all sounds crazy until you make it work. And I’m telling you right now readers, a pulled pork cheese steak can WORK.
Sure, there are some kinks to work out. Like what kind of cheese? I’m thinking white cheddar, but am open to other ideas. And what else goes on it? I’m thinking just some grilled onions (coleslaw and cheese together does not sound promising). But couldn’t you also order the cheese steak “all the way” which would include baked beans and/or coleslaw ON the sandwich? I haven’t totally pinned it down.
I think one important factor, is that rather than the pulled pork coming out of a pan and being placed on the bread, it would be thrown on the grill with cheese and onions…I think a couple minutes on the grill could give the pulled pork a slight charring and maybe a little extra flavor.
That being said, I think the basic idea is about as awesome as it gets. Pulled pork is delicious. Cheese steaks are delicious…the time has come to create the world’s next great sandwich. Ladies and gentlemen, I submit, for your consideration: The Pulled Pork Cheese Steak.
Pulled Pork picture via jenyu.net.