Sliders, a favorite appetizer or small meal that can be made for lunch or dinner. This came about one day at lunch. If you have a bit of time during the afternoon, like I do, than this makes a great decent sized lunch, you could probably make it for yourself and pack it for lunch at work but I am not sure how it would taste heated up in a microwave (toaster oven it’s a whole other story), so if you don’t have a lot of time during the lunch hour because you are stuck at the office I would make this for a summer bbq, small get together or even dinner. This recipe makes 6 total sliders.
We are going to start by taking sometime to talk about the pork. I used thin cut pork-chops that I bought at a small local grocery store that has the best meat in my area (well besides the butchers). I am a really picky person when it comes to the meat that I buy and well this store has it all. I originally wanted the normal cut chops, but they didn’t have any so thin cut will have to do.
Next we will talk about the honey-mustard that I use. It is as close to homemade (from scratch)as I was getting. Ingredients used for it were 1/2 cup of mayo, 1/4 honey, 1/4 cup yellow mustard, a dash of cayenne pepper and salt and 1 Tbsp vinegar (optional for more of a salad dressing). Mix all those together and wa-la magically delicious honey mustard.
Ok now that I have gotten that out of the way let us begin with making these awesome little sliders…..so what all are you going to need?
- 2 Hoagie buns–purchased at the deli/bakery (I cut one into thirds. I also use hoagies instead of a slider bun because 1. that is all i had and 2. i like the taste better)
- 2 thin cut pork chops, cut into thirds
- lettuce, enough for 6 sliders
- honey mustard (made or store bought)
- sliced cheese (whatever kind you like, I used a pepperjack made with ghost peppers)
- egg + 2 Tbsp water + 2 Tbsp hot sauce (for egg wash)
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch + 1/4 cup flour + salt and pepper + garlic, onion powder + 1/2 cup water (for batter)
- oil for frying
- Take your cut pork chops and throw them into the egg wash, let them sit for about 5-10 minutes. Once they have soaked in the egg wash throw them into the batter and let them sit for about the same amount of time.**Mix up the chops at least one time during each of the soaking periods** During this time heat the oil for frying and cut the hoagies (if you haven’t already done that) also get the cheese and lettuce ready.
- When your oil is ready for frying, take the pork and put into oil. Fry them on each side for approximately 7 minutes or until golden brown.
- While you are frying, turn your oven (or toaster oven) to broil. Take the hoagies on a baking sheet and add the sliced cheese. Put into broiler and broil just until the cheese starts to melt.
- Once the pork is done, let them drain any excess oil off on a paper towel and then put together your slider with the broiled hoagie and cheese, then the honey mustard and lettuce and then the pork.
And that is it. A delicious little treat that will have your mouth watering (even while you cook) and begging you for more when they are all devoured! And if you make this for a summer bbq or whatever kind of party you end up having, your guests will be begging for this recipe!
*I did take pictures of these little sliders, but they accidently got deleted, so the next time I make these, I will update you all with pictures!*
Thanks for reading and I do hope you try this one out and let me know what you think about it. Until next time. CHAO! —-Whitness