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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Pork Trilogy II: Waffled French Toast Sandwich

So assuming you have leftovers from that amazing beer braised pork (for those of you that missed my recipe for the delicious braised pork shoulder, please read Pork Trilogy Volume I), how about making a waffled french toast sandwich with pork shoulder, red sauce, and cheddar cheese? Serve it with a warm barley and kale salad with roasted pears and candied prosciutto.

Waffled French Toast Sandwich
with Red Sauce, Beer Braised Pork, and Cheddar Cheese

Waffled french toasts are perfect for this sandwich because they don't get soggy from cheese and sauce and they add texture to the tender braised pork.

Warm Barley and Kale Salad with Roasted Pears and Candied Prosciutto
served with Waffled French Toast Sandwich

Waffled French Toast Sandwich
Serves 2-4
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 tbsp of cajun powder
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray for waffle maker
  • 4 slices of white or wheat bread
  • 2 cups of shredded pork shoulder
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or 2 thick slices)
  1. Preheat waffle maker on medium-high heat. Preheat an oven to 200F. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy. Add milk, cajun powder, and salt and whisk until blended.
  3. Dip 1 bread slice into the egg mixture and soak, turning once, 20 seconds per side. Repeat this with all bread slices. Spray the wells of the waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray. 
  4. Place 1 bread slice in each well of the waffle maker and close the lid. Cook the bread until golden brown and crisp, about 7 minutes. Transfer the french toast to a wire rack set on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while you prepare the pork.
  5. Mix shredded pork with tomato sauce in a shallow microwavable dish. Coat pork evenly and spread it out in the dish in a shallow layer. 
  6. Sprinkle or layer cheese on top of the tomato pork mixture.
  7. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes.
  8. Using a large spatula, gentle separate a square chunk of the pork mixture (about the size of the bread) and place it on a slice of waffled french toast. Top the sandwich with another slice of waffled french toast. Repeat this for the other sandwich. If desired, cut the sandwich into 2 triangles with a sharp knife. Serve with a side salad or on its own.  
I served the sandwich with a warm barley and kale salad with roasted pears and candied prosciutto. It was absolutely amazing. You can find the recipe here at LA Times


  1. God!!! That looks epic!
    Kinda funny how the kale and barley really can't mask the awesomeness of the waffle! ;D

  2. wow - sandwich with waffles!!! love the idea. lol i would have put pb and j! :D

  3. First, I have to pause and admire the waffled French toast part of this. What a great idea! Then, using that for a sandwich sounds amazing.

  4. Oh wow, if any dish in the world could convert me to eating pork I think it would be this one! It looks absolutely incredible and I love the idea of waffled french toast!

  5. Holy Hell. I mean, what can I say? This is EPIC!

  6. I love the idea of waffle french toast sandwich it is really interesting .

  7. OMG, words cannot describe how good this looks. I think you've got yourself the next hottest food truck item!

  8. Fantastic idea! Here I thought I was crazy for making savory French toast. You can't deny taste, though! :)

  9. A very cool idea to make a waffle french toast sandwich, excellent with pork!

  10. This is a serious sandwich!! I love the idea of using waffles as the bread :) Looks so great!

  11. I was trying to make out if it was breakfast as I saw the "waffles". Braised pork waffles breakfast. Alas, those were waffled sandwiches. But it's ok, I can eat them for lunch or dinner too!

  12. I'm loving your pork trilogy! This sandwich is over the top delicious - and between crispy waffles, omg! Glad it's served with a healthy kale and barley salad to balance everything out ;)

  13. Love this idea! That is one amazing sandwich! Found you on July YBR!