No, it isn’t a joke. Although, some where in there, I’m sure there is a really corny one. No, this is about a sandwich. A “heart attack on bread” sandwich. Maybe that is what it should actually be called. “Heart attack on bread.”
A few weeks ago, The ChemE had a sandwich at a restaurant here called “3 Pigs and a Chicken.” He called me and told me about it. Pork roast, ham, bacon, and eggs. Get it? 3 pigs and a chicken? I asked a few questions about it, and decided I needed to try this.
So, this sandwich takes a little planning. Here is the list of ingredients:
1 boneless pork loin (you want a large one, unseasoned.)
Thick cut ham (not the kind you get in the sandwich meat section of the grocer. No, go to either the deli and have it cut thick, or buy a small ham and cut it yourself. You want it to be about this [ ] thick.
Bacon (yes, you want to cook the bacon. Get good bacon. Don’t get the thin pre-cooked or turkey bacon. Go for the real stuff. Get thick cut, hardwood smoked bacon)
Fried eggs (here is the chicken part. Take a skillet, an egg, and fry it. I make mine well done in the center. There is just something about it being runny that turns my stomach. But if that is how you like it, go for it. I would recommend, though, trying it fully cooked with this sandwich.)
You will also need sliced swiss cheese, Texas toast bread (or thick sliced bread. You want the bread to have some substance to it. No wimpy bread here…you’ve got a lot of food to go between those two slices!), and finally, mayonnaise. After all, this is a “heart attack on bread.”
Roast the pork tenderloin. I seasoned mine with Lowery’s season salt. You can grill it the night before (and if you do, add some olive oil to the tenderloin to give it a nice crust), or, as I did, cook it in the crock pot on low for 6 – 8 hours. Be sure to add about 1/2 a cup of water to the crock pot.
You’ve cooked the tenderloin, the bacon, and the eggs. You’ve got the ham (heat it up if you like…I did and it was wonderful!)…the cheese and the bread. Here is what you do:
Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Place the cheese on one slice, next is a slice of pork tenderloin, 2 slices of ham, 4 slices of bacon (halves) and a fried egg. Place the other slice of bread on top (mayonnaise side down, of course).
I served this with oven baked French fries. It was incredibly delicious!