A Greek style pork sandwich with classic Grecian spice flavors!
This Grecian Grilled Pork Sandwich is easy to whip up and it cooks fast! People around the world seem to think that the only meat that Greeks are famous for is lamb. Far more pork and seafood is served in Greece than lamb. In fact, most gyro sandwiches in Greece are made with roasted pork and not kefta style lamb meatloaf.
Northern Greece offers great pork recipes that are often overlooked by western world chefs. This Grecian style sandwich is a good example of how traditional Greek spices can wake up the flavor of pork!
Grecian Grilled Pork Sandwich Recipe:
Split a 6" to 8" Italian baguette style sub sandwich roll in half.
Brush the bread with olive oil.
Heat a saute pan over medium/medium low heat.
Grill the bread till it becomes toasted.
Keep the bread warm on a stove top.
Keep the saute pan on medium/medium low heat.
Add 1 splash of olive oil.
Add 3 cloves of sliced garlic.
Add 1 small handful of thick sliced bermuda onion.
Saute till the onions start to turn clear in color.
Add 5 to 6 ounces of paper thin sliced pork loin. (Pork loin has to be partially frozen to be cut into paper thin slices. A butcher shop can cut the pork loin paper thin on request. Asian market butcher shops have paper thin sliced pork loin in stock for Korean bulgogi, so an asian market is a good choice if you have one nearby.)
Add sea salt and black pepper.
Add 1 pinch of oregano.
Add 1 pinch of fennel seed.
Add 1 pinch of cinnamon.
Add 1 small pinch of allspice.
Add 1 small pinch of crushed dried red pepper.
Add 1 pinch of cumin.
Add 1 pinch of marjoram.
Saute the ingredients, till the pork is fully cooked. (This only takes a few minutes!)
Add 1 tablespoon of finely grated Grecian Kefalograviera Cheese for flavor. (Italian romano cheese can be substituted is no kefalograviera cheese is available. Both of these cheeses are aged hard sheep's milk cheese.)
Toss the ingredients together.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Mound the Grecian grilled pork mixture on the bottom half of the sub roll.
Place the the sandwich on a plate and lean the top half of the sub roll against the grilled pork.
Garnish the plate with an italian parsley sprig, a lemon wedge and a gherkin dill pickle.
This Grecian grilled pork sandwich has an awesome flavor! The lemon wedge is meant to be squeezed over the pork to add a crisp fresh flavor. This is a quick sandwich that is worth trying! Yum! ... Shawna