|The Lipitor Special (and if you eat it all, you'll need a Lipitor)|
Ben and I were shopping again at Jungle Jim's (International Market) when we found a package of Taylor Pork Roll. I had never heard of this product before, but Ben was reminded of a Michael Symon recipe he had read online and quickly pulled out his PDA to look it up (good use for a smart phone if you ask me :-). The recipe is for a sandwich/burger called the Lipitor Special and was touted as a "Hangover Helper". I'm always up for trying new things, even those ungodly bad for us things that Ben finds, so we bought the roll.
|My burger...2 slices of bacon, egg cooked through|
One very good thing that came from this was the pickled onions. I used Symon's recipe from his cookbook, Live to Cook, and they were fabulous. We will be topping many things with these, especially considering how easy they were to make.
adapted from Michael Symon
1 lb. red onions, sliced
1 tbs. mustard seeds (I used 1 tsp. ground mustard)
1 tbs. coriander seeds ( i used 1 tsp. ground coriander)
1/2 tbs. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tbs. black peppercorns
2 garlic cloves (I halved them lengthwise)
1 bay leaf
Place the onion slices in a clean jar and add enough water to just barely cover; por out the water into a large measuring cup and replace 1/2 of it with vinegar. Pour the liquid into a non-reactive saucepan and add the remaining seasonings, using 2 tbs. of sugar and salt for 3 cups of liquid; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Pour the liquid over the onions (they will wilt some), screw on the cap and refrigerate (I did let mine cool first) for up to one month (they won't last that long).
The Lipitor Special