Imagine a classic BLT only so much better, that’s this pork belly sandwich: toasted sourdough slathered with sun-dried tomato mayonnaise then stacked high with rich, crispy edged pork belly, sweet tomato, tender lettuce and buttery avocado. Hungry yet?
If you’ve wondered how to make pork belly at home or wondered what you would make if you did have it, stay tuned because I’m going to set you up with plenty of recipes over the next few weeks! Why? Because pork belly is incredibly delicious and so easy to make! Less than 5 minutes of prep – no joke. But for now, I want to tell you about this sandwich.
To make four of these sandwiches, you’ll need 1/3 of a recipe of Oven Roasted Crispy Pork Belly after it’s had a night to rest in your refrigerator. You’ll cut the pork belly lengthwise in to 1/8 to 1/4-inch strips and then crisp them up in a skillet. To add a smoky, deep flavor to your mayonnaise (homemade mayonnaise, perhaps), you’ll whisk in some sun-dried tomato paste. (If you haven’t had sun-dried tomato paste, you’ve got to try it! It’s sun-dried tomatoes zizzed into a paste that you buy in a toothpaste-style tube: add it to salad dressing, toss pasta with it, whisk it into mayonnaise!)
Now about the bread. For this sandwich, I admit that I like my bread the way a 5 year-old might ask for it – with the crusts removed, and toasted! But if you love the crust or prefer soft bread, go right ahead. Then it’s just a matter of assembly – stack everything up and dig in.
Imagine a classic BLT only so much better, that's this pork belly sandwich: toasted sourdough slathered with sun-dried tomato mayonnaise then stacked high with rich, crispy edged pork belly, sweet tomato, tender lettuce and buttery avocado. Hungry yet?
Slice Oven Roasted Crispy Pork Belly (or other cooked pork belly) into 1/8 to 1/4-inch lengthwise slices. Place in a skillet over medium heat and fry until edges are crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet to a paper towel to drain.
Whisk sun-dried tomato paste into mayonnaise.
Cut crust from bread and toast (if desired). Spread desired amount of mayonnaise mixture onto two slices of bread. On one slice layer 1/4 of the pork belly and desired amount of tomato, avocado and lettuce. Top with remaining bread slice. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve!
A couple of days before you want to make these sandwiches, you'll season pork belly and let it marinate overnight in the refrigerator. Then cook the pork belly the next day and, once more, let it chill overnight. It can be torture to wait! But once you have it, you'll have a few days of delicious (and easy!) meals to look forward to.