This weekend I went to Oktoberfest in Denver and did what most people do at Oktoberfest – ate a bratwurst. You totally thought I was going to say “drank a beer” didn’t you? I did that too, don’t worry. Why I’m mentioning my sausagefest experience though (I just had to plug that in somewhere), is because it just wasn’t that good. I was so pumped about eating a giant bratwurst and was sadly let down by a small sausage in a giant bun with mediocre sauerkraut – bleh. I just need to say this: if you’re going to use a hoagie as a bun, you better fill it up with some dank food. To ameliorate my despair, I set out to make a brat, on a hoagie, like no one has ever made before.
We really hope you made the Drunken Pulled Pork or else you’re going to find this recipe a bit hard to complete. Its part two of the pulled pork party, because when you make 4 lbs of pulled pork, you usually have leftovers. We came up with the perfect way to get rid of them. Pulled Pork Benedict. Its served on top of cornmeal biscuits and topped with a spicy hot hollandaise sauce. The goat cheese helps cut the spice and pumps up the flavors of the dish. We chose Sunday Morning by Renegade Brewing Co. as the beer to serve because we think this is a meal best eaten as breakfast for dinner. Be prepared to take a food nap after this one.
So I’ve decided this is going to be a two part recipe. Part one is drunken pulled pork sandwiches. Which means that pork is slowly cooked in oak aged barleywine for hours on end. Part two – well, that’s a surprise. Make sure to save your leftovers.
After taste testing this, I’d say the barleywine flavors are quite apparent, and amazing. So, its up to you whether or not you want to serve the sandwiches with BBQ sauce. Either way, it’s going to be good.