If there’s such a thing as girl scout recipes, this should qualify as one. Not in the tradition of girl scout cookies but more in the context of always being prepared. I have a few tricks like that for days when I don’t want to cook — as in really cook — but still want a good meal.
It starts with pre-cooked meat. In this case, a portion of a huge chunk of pork neck that had been simmered with lots of seasonings and spices. I cut the cold meat into thin slices, placed them in a pan coated with melted butter, topped them with onion slices, toasted garlic and more butter, and then I poured in the sauce and allowed everything to simmer happily together just until the meat had soaked up the sauce and the onion rings had softened slightly. Then, between slices of toasted bread everything went. And dinner was just great.
Now, to restate all that in proper recipe format that Google loves.
- Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a small frying pan, swirling the pan to coat the entire bottom with butter.
- Arrange the pork slices in the hot pan, slightly overlapping each other.
- Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
- Cook over medium heat until the edges of the pork start to brown, about four minutes.
- Scatter the onion rings over the pork.
- Sprinkle in the toasted garlic.
- Drop in the remaining tablespoonful of butter.
- Lower the heat, cover the pan and let the onion rings soften a bit in the steam for about a minute. The onion juices and the butter will drip into the meat and you can imagine how the pork will benefit from that.
- Mix the soy sauce, lime juice and honey.
- Pour over the pork and onions.
- Turn up the heat to medium, cover the pan and cook for another two to three minutes which should be just enough time for the pork to soak up the sauce and for caramelization to form.
- You can sprinkle in some chopped parsley before making the sandwiches. Totally optional.
- Then, make your sandwiches. Place a few slices of meat on toasted bread topped with the onion rings (the garlic bits would be sticking to the onion rings by this time), cover with another slice of toasted bread and enjoy.
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