Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spicy Pork Po'Boys

Inspiration:
Food & Wine

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 medium kosher dill pickles, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 small shallot, minced
  • Four 8-inch soft baguettes, split
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce (I despise iceberg lettuce, so I substituted mixed greens.)
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • Hot sauce, for serving

Instructions:
  1. Preheat a grill pan. In a large bowl, using your hands, mix the ground pork with the paprika, thyme, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Form the pork into twelve 1/2-inch-thick patties. Grill the pork patties over moderate heat, turning once, until they are cooked through, about 8 minutes total.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise with the Dijon mustard, pickles and shallot and season with salt and pepper. Spread the mayonnaise on both sides of the baguettes.
  3. Place 3 pork patties on the bottom of each baguette and top with the lettuce, tomato and a few splashes of hot sauce. Close the sandwiches and serve.

Food & Wine's
suggested beverage: "Juicy, blackberry-rich Southern Australian Shiraz: 2006 Jim Barry The Lodge Hill."

My Notes: This was really easy! The pork patties did not taste that much different than a spicy pork sausage blend, so you could buy bulk sausage if you want a super-quick dinner. Tim loved the sauce so much, he gave this recipe an 11 out of 10.

Liz's Rating: 9/10
Tim's Rating: 11/10

7 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

Mmm! I want this! You know my husband's name is Po, right? :)

annieseats said...

Oh my gosh, my husband would absolutely love this! I just discovered ground pork at my grocery store too. Perfect timing!

KMAYS said...

I really like this twist on the po-boy, and I'm a big fan of ground pork. Yum!

Maria said...

What a mighty sandwich!

Erin said...

These look delicious!

gaga said...

Mmm, I love po'boys! Yours looks wonderful

TheJoeReview said...

Ok so I had just clicked on your link & saw this great pic. I am so craving this now. It looks great! I've scanned through some of your other recipes & they are great too.

http://thejoereview.com/category/recipes/