Soft Buns Are Key To Delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches

When it comes to barbecue, pulled pork is the king of sandwiches. But, like any sandwich, pulled pork is only as good as its bread. The general rule of thumb in assembling a pulled pork sandwich is to choose a bread that's soft and pillowy, while simultaneously firm enough to withstand the weight and moisture of your meat.

Used in the barbecue sandwich, a soft bread serves a twofold purpose. Pulled pork comes with all kinds of delicious juices, so you need a bread that can sop up that flavor without coming apart. After all, you want a hand-held sandwich, rather than something that calls for a knife and fork. You also want a bread with an ideal and fluffy texture, so you can bite through your sandwich without your fillings seeping out.

Keep this in mind, and choose your favorite iteration of a soft roll; brioche buns are a failsafe option. Meanwhile, Hawaiian buns are perfect for pulled pork sliders. If neither of those do it for you, try potato buns or keep things classic with a simple hamburger roll. Of course, choosing your bread is only half of the battle. You still have to prepare your toppings, not to mention your pulled pork.

Add crunch to your pulled pork sandwich to complement a soft roll and soft meat

Pulled pork fanatics should stick with a soft bun, but outside of that parameter, the sky is the limit. Barbecue is one such cuisine that lets you choose your own adventure, meaning you get to mix and match your favorite toppings, sauces, and flavors to customize your meal. Toppings are a necessary addition, as they add texture to your sandwich. Pulled pork, as well as its roll, comes soft, so you want something crunchy that adds dimension to your dish. Need a starting point? Try coleslaw, bacon, and caramelized onions for a truly loaded sandwich. Pickles — or other pickled vegetables — likewise do the job.

As for how to make your pulled pork, recipes, like toppings, range far and wide. You can't go wrong with a classic pulled pork seasoned to perfection and cooked in a crock pot. You can also switch up the sandwich with an apple cider smoked pulled pork recipe. Whatever you make, rest assured, it'll go best in a soft roll and with a series of toppings for additional texture.