Roast Pork Sandwich
Based on the lesser-known but more suave cousin to the Philly cheesesteak, this sandwich is made with quick cooking pork tenderloin rather than a long-roasted fresh ham. Sliced deli provolone, with it’s pungent flavor, is a nod to the sandwich’s humble origins. Spicy broccoli rabe adds a juicy vegetal (not to mention healthy!) note. Photo: James Wojcik
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Servings: Makes 4 sandwiches
- Preheat oven to 350°. Heat a large skillet over low heat. Add oil and garlic and toast until golden. Remove and set aside.
- Add broccoli rabe to skillet. Sprinkle with salt. Place a cover over the skillet. Using tongs, turn occasionally. After about 7 minutes, add red pepper flakes. Cook broccoli rabe until tender, about 14 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- Heat an ovenproof skillet over high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Brown pork on all sides for a total of about 5 minutes. Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until an internal temperature of 150° is reached. Let meat rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
- On each roll bottom, layer with sliced pork, then broccoli rabe and scatter with garlic. Top with 3 slices of cheese on each and melt in oven. Serve warm.