I’d never even heard of pulled pork the first time I had it. I was in Williams, Arizona on Route 66 on the way to the Grand Canyon. We went into some place on the main street and the pulled pork was outstanding.
Anyway, after one disastrous attempt at making it (the butcher gave me the wrong cut and I ended up wasting about $40 of meat…) I was determined to get it right. We used 1kg of pork shoulder or ‘pork forequarter’.
My friend Dave sent me this recipe which basically involves throwing everything into a slow cooker and walking away. My kind of cooking.
I put the slow cooker on at 2pm in the hopes of having pulled pork for dinner, which was a bit ambitious. So we ended up having it for Sunday lunch, after a good 22 hours of cooking.
This is what we got after 22 hours:
Delicious, melt in your mouth, gooey, sticky, sweet pork.
We had it in rolls with crunchy cabbage and pickles.
It was amazing! Well worth the wait. How was your weekend?