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Crispy Pork Sandwich + Pickled Red Onions

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs

Ingredients

Pickled Red Onions

  • 1 red onion skin removed and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar can substitute white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • sprig of thyme

Crispy Pork Sandwich

  • 2 6 to 8 oz boneless pork chops
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • canola oil for frying
  • 2 sesame buns
  • sliced pickles
  • mayonnaise
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

Pickled Red Onions

  • Break the onion pieces apart and place in a strainer. Pour about four cups of boiling water over the onions. This will change the chemistry a bit and reduce the potency so they aren't too strong.
  • Combine all other ingredients in a glass jar until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
  • Add the onions to the jar and let them pickle for at least 30 minutes. An hour is even better and overnight is great too.

Crispy Pork Sandwich

  • Pound the pork chops with a meat hammer to flatten them to about 1/2" thick.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk the milk and egg to combine. Add the panko bread crumbs and flour to two separate shallow bowls (I usually season each with a little salt + pepper). Dredge the pork in flour, then dip in the egg mixture and finally coat with the bread crumbs. You can prepare these ahead of time and refrigerate before cooking.
  • Heat 1/2" frying oil in a 12" cast iron skillet on high. When the oil is just beginning to smoke, add the breaded pork chops. Cook for about four minutes per side until crispy and done in the center. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and season with salt + pepper.
  • Toast the buns. Spray the inside with a little olive oil cooking spray and get them crispy in a hot non-stick skillet.
  • Spread a small amount of mayonnaise on the buns, then stack the pork, pickles and pickled onions. Serve immediately.