Friday, September 30, 2011

Pork Sandwiches with Sour Cream Sauce

I know I’ve said this before, but sometimes I see a recipe and immediately think to myself, “Oh, man, I’ve gotta make that. As soon as I can. I need to make that YESTERDAY.” These sandwiches are a perfect example of a time when that happened. I loved the idea of a pork sandwich, and even more than that, I loved the idea of sour cream sauce. I think it’s pretty apparent by now how much I love sour cream, yes?

Anyway, as soon as Carrie posted these sandwiches, I put them on our menu. I adapted the cooking method pretty significantly since I was making these on a weeknight, and they were perfect. Absolutely perfect. The pork was tender and juicy, and the onions, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese worked together perfectly. And that sauce, my word! It’s so incredibly delicious, and the perfect creamy element for these sandwiches. Add in a crispy hoagie roll, and there’s nothing not to love.

Pork Sandwiches with Sour Cream Sauce
adapted from Carrie's Sweet Life

4 boneless pork chops, at least half an inch thick
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 onion, thinly sliced
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 cup sour cream
Sliced Swiss cheese
Hoagie rolls

1. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and add to butter. Cook until both sides are browned and crispy. Transfer to a baking dish and finish cooking in a 350-degree oven.

2. To drippings in skillet, add remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until onions are softened and mushrooms begin to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.

3. Remove pork chops from oven. Let the pork chops rest, then thinly slice them and remove them to a foil-covered plate to keep warm.

4. And add juices from the pork's baking dish to drippings in skillet, scraping the drippings off the bottom of the pan with a whisk or wooden spoon. Stir in sour cream. If sauce is too thick, add just enough water to thin it to desired consistency. Taste for seasoning and season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Top each hoagie roll with sliced pork, mushrooms and onions, and two slices of Swiss cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and roll is crispy. Top with sour cream sauce.


Carrie said...

I LOVE these sandwiches, I need to make them again after seeing your post!

Abby said...

Right up my alley, too! Pork souvlakis are one of my fave sandwiches so I'm with you on the pork!