I love deli sandwiches ... Ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef etc, but they get boring. I love going to restaurants where they really get creative and try new things.
In CO, 3 years ago I had a Pork Au Jus which was really good but lacking for me. Well I came back and one night I made for some friends my Apple and onion Pork Loin in the crock pot. Yes crock pot. Seared first thrown in the crock with some beer and apple cider, herbs and onions. Cooked till almost falling apart. It really is good and so simple. Well my friend said make extra for a gourmet sandwich.
Well this is the creation. I make a pork tenderloin and thin slice, then I make a mix of carmelized onions, fresh thin apple slices for some crunch, some fresh cabbage slaw, NO mayo and smoky gruyere cheese on pumpernickle with a honey mustard and lightly grilled. Then to even top it off a light Sweet Au Jus for dipping. It is awesome and doesn't get much better. It is now I guess my signature dish which I have to make all the time. The au jus can be made after the pork and you could certainly use any pork you make or even deli pork you buy for this. This secrete is NOT a creamy slaw, but a vinegary slaw. Also fresh granny smith apples.
So ... do you have any favorites? I love getting new recipes and unique sandwiches to make. Someone just gave me a mango and pineapple chutney with brie cheese and grilled caribbean chicken and arugula on a sweet bread.
Let me know your ideas!
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