About 3 weeks ago, I wrote a post called “A Modest Proposal: Pulled Pork Cheesesteak” in which i proposed that with all the crazy food combinations out there, it was stunning that no one had made this seemingly delicious combination. My readers agreed, with 72% of those voting in the poll calling the idea “genius” and saying they’d like to try one. In fact, just a few days later, one of my readers wrote me to describe their efforts to create such a sandwich.
Well a week and a half ago, at a BBQ for my friends birthday, I finally got to try making them myself. First I delved into a huge pot of pulled pork, deliciously prepared by my friend Dave:
Next step, throw the pork on a griddle along with some sliced onions and red peppers.
As the pork, peppers and onions were cooking, I spread some olive oil on each of our rolls and threw them on the griddle to give the rolls a little toasty crisp.
(Your humble So Good writer and creator manning the griddle)
Once it’s been cooked for a few minutes and the peppers and onions have been cooked, throw some cheese on top. We tried using both cheddar and provolone, ultimately deciding that provolone worked the best:
As the cheese begins to melt, place your rolls on top so that when it comes time to take the pork off the griddle you can scoop under the pork, flip it over and stuff it into the roll.
After trying several variations (all delicious) we decided the sandwich went best with provolone cheese and some creamy horseradish spread. When the final sandwiches were complete, it was time to dig in and enjoy:
If anyone at home decides to try this themselves, either the same way I did it, or with a different approach, be sure to let me know how it turns out!