Friday, May 25, 2012
The Weeping Pig: Your Tastebuds Will Cry with Joy!
I never made it downtown to check it out on the appointed day, but the sandwich was listed as a special again today. I had just finished a four-day education workshop (rewarding, but exhausting!), so I thought I might treat myself to a porcine luncheoon at Delish. As I anticipated, "The Weeping Pig" was savory and decadent, so much so that I was going on and on about it to my roommate that evening. Not surprisingly, she was miffed that I didn't bring her one. (Sidebar: It should be noted that I DID call from the bakery, but she said she and her co-workers had already had lunch brought in from someplace--so there!).
Therefore, I took it upon myself--as I so often do--to recreate the sandwich at home, or my own version of it, at any rate (pictured below). I bought some off-the-bone ham and prosciutto, fried up some thick-cut pepper bacon, unearthed some onion confit that I had preserved many moons ago and zhooshed it up with some balsamic vinegar, mixed some smashed garlic (raw, not roasted) into good-quality mayo, and added slices of extra-sharp cheddar. Finally, instead of a baguette, I made the sandwiches on these crusty cheddar-garlic rolls that I found at Price Chopper. The verdict? CRAZY GOOD! (Sorry, piggy.)