Mini Pork Barbecue Sandwiches
Bacon-cut pork is seasoned with spice mix, pan-fried and topped with lightly caramelized onion. We used small croissants for these mini pork barbecue sandwiches but just about any bread will do. Not much work required for such a delightful snack.
- 500 grams bacon-cut pork with a generous amount of fat
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cups thinly sliced onions
- fresh greens I used cilantro; parsley is good too, to garnish
- Spread the pork slices in a shallow bowl. Add the spice mix and work into the meat. Cover and allow to marinate while you prepare the caramelized onion.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the onion slices and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly browned. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir to blend. Set aside.
- On the stove top grill or in a cast iron pan, spread the pork and cook over high heat until done. Bacon-cut pork is so thin that it's done in just a few minutes.
- Assemble the sandwiches. Place one to two slices of pork on a slice of bread, top with caramelized onion, sprinkle with snipped greens, cover with another slice of bread. Serve the mini pork barbecue sandwiches.
How does all that translate to “not much work”? Well, the pork is pre-cut for you. Just add the spice rub and mix. The only thing you need to slice is the onion. You have to split the bread too if you’re not using pre-sliced bread. No elaborate preparation is required. What spice rub is required? It’s easy enough to buy barbecue seasoning in the grocery. But if you want more control over the flavor, color and texture of the cooked pork, you can make your own. Check out the Cajun spice seasoning recipe and the post “The perfect barbecue sauce / marinade (is not available in your local grocery)” for inspiration.
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