Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Coleslaw & collard green

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Ever since my husband went to Tennessee and had pulled pork sandwich, he order pulled pork sandwich whenever he can find it in a restaurant. I never made pulled pork but always wanted to try so here I am, trying pulled pork for the first time.

I underestimate pulled pork. It is really time consuming dish! First, I had to marinade the pork shoulder for more then 3 hours and then cook it in the oven for 3 and half hours. I should have started earlier in the morning but I started marinating the pork after lunch so the dinner was not ready until 8:30pm.

By 8:30pm I was already quite sleepy but I had to wait for the pulled pork to be done. I thought it will be really soft and you don't even have to make an effort to pull it but it was quite hard and I had to use the knife to slice it. It tasted pretty good but it did not have that soft texture.

This is something I have to try again because it did not turn out the way I wanted to be. Next time, I will marinade the pork the night before and give a plenty of time to marinade.

For the side dish, I made red cabbage coleslaw and collard green. It was also my first time making collard green. This also need more practice I think. The ones I eat in a restaurant normally is really tender but mine was quite tough. Coleslaw was pretty good.

I still have quite a lot of pulled pork in the fridge. I have to come up with some new dish using these pork. Any good ideas?

I was in Tennessee for three months when I was in high school but I don't remember eating pulled pork. I remember eating cafeteria food every day and night and would order large pizza for might night snack with some friends. It is amazing how much we were eating. Good memories! I have to go back to Tennessee and eat some good pulled pork for a research. Without tasting real good pulled pork, I can not make a good pulled pork. If you have any good pulled pork recipe, please let me know!


  1. Hello Mausi! You're pulled pork looks delicious as well! To answer your question as to whether or not the pork is better with the bone in. I like to make the pork with the bone in since I think the bone adds flavor to the meat and also makes the meat more tender and juicy. Thank you for stopping by and please visit again as I shall visit your blog again soon. Stay well and Happy Eating!

  2. HI Catherine,
    Thank you so much for your comment and answering my question. I will definitely try making pulled pork again. But first, I have to finish all the leftover from last night which are in my fridge!

  3. Hi Mausi, I just tried pulled pork last week for the very first time, and then in my own kitchen, so I have no idea wether it was as like pulled pork is done in Tennessee. I made it from tender loin and cooked it in a slow cooker for 3½ hours. I didn't marinade it beforehand, but cooked it in a barbeque sauce. It came out really, really tender and very easy to pull. However I'm not a big fan of barbeque sauce, so I'll have to make some adjustments there ;o)

  4. Hi Mette,
    Thanks for your comment. I think slow cooker is a way to go! But I don't have a slow cooker... Well, I will try again and make it better next time. Maybe I should cook it longer. I still have some left in the fridge. I am planning to make fried rice with it tonight. Pork shoulder make over.