May 26, 2011

barbecue pulled pork sandwiches

You know those days when you just really want to get up early to throw a giant hunk of pork in the crockpot so it can slow-roast all day and you can come home to the wonderful smell of pork that's all ready to fall off the bone and be shredded for a tasty sandwich?

Yeah. Me neither.

You know those days when you go to Trader Joes and see that someone has already gone to all that trouble and even packaged it up nice and cute, and all you have to do is stick it in the microwave for two minutes?

I love those days.

Here lies one of my favorite "homemade" meals that requires very little effort and produces delectable results. I can't really even qualify it as homemade. That's cheating. I didn't even make the coleslaw. But I did make the onion strings! And you should too, because they are insane.

 Crispy Onion Strings 

1 large onion, very thinly sliced (I use sweet Vidalia)
1 cup flour
1 T. cornstarch
1 tsp. Lawry's seasoned salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup buttermilk
Vegetable Oil

Place onions and buttermilk in a large dish or bowl and stir or toss to coat all onions with buttermilk.
Heat oil over medium high heat. 
Mix flour, cornstarch, Lawry's, and pepper in a medium bowl. 
When oil is hot, add the onions (drained, or just pulled out and shaken a few at a time) a few at a time to the flour mixture, tossing to coat. Shake off excess flour and add onions to hot oil (don't crowd the oil). Fry until golden brown and drain on paper towels. After I put them on the paper towels I like to throw some more lawry's on there and toss them for extra flavor, but it's up to your taste. 
Work in batches until completed.

 BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
About 3 Servings

1 container of Trader Joe's BBQ pulled pork
Brioche (or other) buns
Coleslaw of your choice
Crispy onion strings (see above)
Make onion strings. When they are almost complete, toast the buns by placing them face down on a preheated buttered flat top pan. Warm up pork according to package directions. Assemble sandwich: Bun, Pork, Coleslaw, Onions, Bun. Try to fit your mouth around that sandwich. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. These look so tasty. But I can't deep-fry things anymore, it just gets grease everywhere.