Thursday, June 3, 2010

Grilled Pork and Fontina Sandwiches

This sandwich is one of the best I've ever tasted-so fresh and delicious!
Plus it's on Ciabatta whats better than that;)
This is a Giada recipe that I modified a little I'll give both options in the recipe.

2 8 oz. 1 in. thick boneless pork loin chops
*I used a pork roast that I sliced and grilled*
Olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper
2 t. herbs de Provence
1/2 c. mayo
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil leaves
2 t. lemon zest
1 t. lemon juice
1 loaf of ciabatta or rustic bread, ends trimmed cut in 1/2 horizontally
*I sliced mine to make individual sandwiches*
4 romaine lettuce leaves, halved lengthwise
4 oz. fontina cheese, cut into slices

Preheat grill-you could use a grill pan. Drizzle pork with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle both sides with the herbs de Provence and grill for 10 mins. Turn chops over and cook until instant read thermometer inserted registers 160* F. Transfer the chops to the cutting board and let them rest for 10 mins. Slice each chop into 6 {1/4 in thick} slices.

In a small bowl, combine the mayo, basil, lemon zest, and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

To assemble: lay bottom half of bread down on work surface and spread with mayo mixture. Add lettuce leaves, arrange cheese slices, and top with pork slices. Spread the top half with more mayo mixture and cover sandwiches. Slice into 4 pieces and serve.

I sliced my bread and assembled each one individually and it made like 12 sandwiches instead of four. I did use a little more pork than she did though.
This is a must try recipe-it was so easy and delish!!


  1. Oh my... i could totally eat a few of those right now!! That bread looks so delicious! This does look like a big winner!!!!

  2. Im really liking all these sandwiches..especially for summer..Ill have to print it out and try them..Is your bread homemade??? I agree with Michelle is looks delicious!!

  3. I love any recipe that uses basil! Thanks for posting this simple and delicious recipe!

  4. I love pork sandwiches, usually in the form of Cuban sandwiches. Yours looks like a great combination.

  5. Now that's a great sandwich! Love pork in them and that bread looks delicious!

  6. My kids love sandwich for dinner night, I'll add this tasty sandwich to our list.

  7. Those sandwiches look great, and there is hardly anything better than ciabatta. I'm planning on trying my hand at baking a loaf this summer...

  8. how yummy! i love fontina cheese, this looks wonderful!

  9. Ciabatta is my absolute favorite...excellent choice of bread! This looks awesome!

  10. This really looks delicious! Fontina is a favorite of mine and a terrific choice for this sandwich. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  11. OMG, those sandwiches look to die for! That is an awesome combination, drool drool...