Italian: Porchetta

November 29, 2010 By: Serena



I love sandwiches and I love pork.  So it was only natural for me to check out Porchetta‘s namesake sandwich, which is the top 10 of New York Magazine‘s list of 101 Best Sandwiches in New York, and devoured with abandon over at Serious Eats: NY.   Pork and carbs are a natural WIN, but would this sandwich live up to its hype? I was about to find out….

Porchetta is a tiny storefront, with no more the 6 chairs for diners.  The menu is simple and focuses on that oh-so-special porcine product, offering:

What is porchetta, actually?  You can read more about its mouthwatering properties here, but it is basically a salty, savory, fatty pork roast.  All wonderful things.  The porchetta was on display in all its glory here:


I mean, look at that.  I just wanted to reach in and take a big bite out of that fatty, crispy skin.  The homage to the pig was quite evident in the decor as well:

….but onto the moment you’ve all been drooling for – the porchetta sandwich.

Served on fresh, crusty ciabatta, the pork is salty and fatty, complete with crispy pieces of skin (my personal fave).  The sandwich looks big enough for two; however, I took one for the team and finished it on my own – big sacrifice, I know. All too soon, the sandwich was history.  The one thing I wish was slightly different was that some of the pork skin was too tough to chew through – a disappointment since I love crispy pork skin!  However, an eating buddy has tried the Porchetta sandwich on a different day and the skin was perfect.  I’ll obviously need to give the sandwich another try.
The porchetta sandwich – a study in porcine goodness.

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20 Comments to “Italian: Porchetta”

  1. PartyPlannerGal says:

    That looks so so good, as does the ginger ale you had with it. I want to go back to NYC just to eat and do nothing else 🙂

  2. I freakin' love the fatty skin on pork and duck. You make my mouth water every single time!

  3. Wow, that looks so good..well that is not a word, looks fantastic!

  4. lavenderpug says:

    oh holy cow that looks good. or should i say holy pig.

  5. mintedlife says:

    The bread looks like the perfect amount of crusty and that ginger ale looks yummy too. 🙂

  6. My mouth is watering.

  7. After four days of turkey, this sounds amazing. Crispy skin is a must, hope it's better next time you go!

  8. porchetta sounds so cute. like a little piggie. crying wee wee wee all the way into my stomach.

  9. Oh, my stomach just growled as soon as I read" cripsy potatoes and burnt ends." Must. Eat. Pork. Soon.

  10. I'm so hungry right now… and these sandwich pictures are not helping! Looks amazing, good job taking one for the team 🙂

  11. that ginger ale by the sandwich looks DEEELISH!

  12. Kelly @ The Startup Wife says:

    YUM. The peril of living on the West Coast–I always read your blog at night, in other words after I just ate dinner, and it makes me so hungry! (I have a bunch of these tagged in my Google Reader for the next time I go to NY!)

  13. I love their Porchetta Sandwich and the crispy potatoes! Porchetta is on my street, so it's tough to walk by and not want it all the time!!


  14. lovelycozy says:

    Found this through weddingbee and I'm hungry already! I'll definitely have to check this place out when I'm back in NYC.

  15. Try Anything Once Terri says:

    I've been meaning to go there. Wow…just wow..

  16. I just drooled.
    WOW, this is my next stop when I visit New York!

  17. Holy moly – this looks insanely good!

  18. honey my heart says:

    the porchetta in all its glory made my mouth water!!

  19. The Less Than Domestic Goddess says:

    OMG, that sandwich looks amazing!! I am putting Porchetta's on my NY Must Eat List!!

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