Fried Pork Sandwich

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A few weeks ago, I was inspired by a fellow food blogger to make pickled mustard seeds. I didn’t even realize this was a thing outside of stone ground mustard. It was so super easy to make, it’s almost funny. But then I had to sort out how to use them. I have lots of ideas. But the first one I wanted to get to was this – Fried Pork Sandwich. It’s a breaded and crispy fried pork chop with marinated onions, cabbage, carrots and a special sauce all on a nice crispy baguette.

Fried Pork Sandwich

The pork is very close to a chicken-fried steak style preparation. And I opt to use avocado oil for frying. I realize it’s a little more expensive but it tastes so much better. Actually it’s not that the oil tastes better, it’s that you get to taste the actual food you have fried. It also has a very high smoke point – which means that you can get it very hot before it burns the food or itself. It also lasts longer in the pan, so you don’t have to keep adding more for each batch.

Fried Pork Sandwich

My family loves sandwiches – we often opt for them for weekend lunches when we are out and about. We love delis and breweries – which often have so many sandwich options. This sandwich is right there with the gourmet sandwiches you find at your favorite gastro pub. And it is a full meal deal on a roll – you don’t need a side at all.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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Fried Pork Sandwich

A crispy, tender fried pork chop with marinated onions and pickled mustard seeds on a crusty roll.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword marinated onions, mustard seeds, onions, pork, pork chops, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 8 Pork Chops boneless, thin-sliced
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 French Baguettes cut into thirds and halved
  • 1 cup Cabbage shredded
  • ½ cup Carrots shredded
  • 1 Red Onion thin Sliced
  • cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ cup Pickled Mustard Seeds store bought or see recipe below
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • ½ cup Ketchup
  • ¼ cup Sweet Relish
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Add enough oil to make ½ inch deep in frying pan and heat to medium-high.
  • Add red onions and red wine vinegar to mason jar and secure lid.
  • Combine mayo, ketchup and sweet relish. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to make sandwiches.
  • Place a piece of pork between two pieces of cling wrap. Flatten with a mallet or rolling pin until about ¼ inch thick. Repeat with remaining chops. Make a dredging station: 1st plate – 1 cup of flour and paprika. 2nd plate – eggs, salt and garlic powder. 3rd plate – remaining flour. Dredge each piece of pork in the three plates. Place in hot oil for 4 minutes on each side. Remove to a paper towel covered plate.
  • Build the sandwich – Start with bottom roll, spread with mayo mixture. Place fried pork chop on top then pile with cabbage, carrots, and onion. Sprinkle with mustard seeds and then top roll, spread with mayo mixture.
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Pickled Mustard Seeds

A delicious, and versatile, homemade condiment to jazz up your burgers, sandwiches and pizzas.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword mustard seeds, pickled mustard seeds, shallots
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Servings 1 pint

Equipment

  • 1- 1 pint Mason Jar with Lid

Ingredients

  • 1 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Whole Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Shallot thin sliced

Instructions

  • Add vinegar, water, salt and sugar to saucepan over medium heat. Cook until it bubbles.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add mustard seeds. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add shallots. Simmer for 30 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before transferring to mason jar. Secure with lid. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Fried Pork Sandwich

  1. Looks delicious. I have the hardest time cooking pork chops. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity. You might want to change your blog profile to your current name. The Blogger profile shows as Outnumberedmama and it points to a dead end. More people can find you then.

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Thank you so much for pointing that out to me, I didn’t realize it wasn’t linking to my current website. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. I believe I have corrected it.

  2. Oh man, Estelle – this looks so good! My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope the rest of your week is amazing!

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