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Pulled Pork Sandwich With Portobello Mushrooms

If John Montagu had a nickel for every sandwich consumed since his title became the eponym for the delectable and ingenious food invention, well, he probably would have spent them all at the card table. The fourth Earl of Sandwich, who was fond of gambling, received the name and fame for the invention of the sandwich, but there are a lot of theories about where the first ones were actually consumed.

Regardless of its historical roots, the sandwich is both a brilliant and simple culinary creation, being both versatile and practical — and delicious to boot.


Pulled Pork Sandwich With Portobello Mushrooms

Yields 4 sandwiches.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons Worcester-shire sauce

8 ounces portobello mushrooms, washed and sliced Hickory smoked salt, to taste

2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1⁄2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 tablespoon honey

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

Prepared or leftover pork roast, shredded or chopped

8 slices bread of choice

4 slices cheese of choice

Directions:

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat; add Worcestershire sauce. Add and sauté mushrooms for 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Season with smoked salt. Remove from heat, and set aside.

In bowl, combine horseradish, sour cream, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dry mustard, red pepper, honey and salt. Mix well, and set aside.

Assemble sandwiches with bread, pork roast, cheese, cooked mushrooms and spoonful of horseradish mixture.

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