Ira's Brooklyn Diner Roast Pork Sandwich

By • June 2, 2010 • 2 Comments

Author Notes: This is one of my Dad's midnight sandwiches, and there's no sandwich like a Daddy midnight sandwich. Legend has it that there was a diner in Sheepshead Bay that used to serve these in the 50's, I've never seen it anywhere or heard of anyone else ever eating them, but a girl has to trust her Daddy. These are some old school fusion...pre banh mi. Really simple, probably just as good with homemade pork and homemade sauce, but the way I remember them is like this...Aliwaks

Serves 2

  • 1 Small order Sliced Roast Pork from Chinese Restaurant
  • 2 Small crusty French Bread loaves or one big one cut in half
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons (2 packets) or more, Duck Sauce, (can sub mango chutney)
  1. Mix together garlic, butter & olive oil
  2. Slice bread in half and schmear with garlic butter
  3. Toast in toaster oven or broiler till butter melts and bread is toasty.
  4. Spread duck sauce over garlic butter, layer on pork.
  5. Close, sandwich, cut in half, eat.
  6. My brother adds Mozzerella cheese (ugh), I add cilantro, pickled veggies, and Thai basil if I have them on hand, a spritz of hot sauce wouldn't be bad either.
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over 4 years ago Aliwaks

OMG Aargersi.. that is a scary boyfriend makes weird sandwiches at night cold mashed potatoes and cheese on a hot dog roll.


over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yummy! Duck sauce and chutney both sound good. Can I just tell you what my dad's midnight sandwich was? Raw onion, liverwurst and peanut butter. Seriously. I just can not go there :-)