The Marge

The Marge

A special Mother's Day sandwich inspired by Marge Simpson's famous pork chops and her short-lived pretzel franchise, "The Marge" is a panko fried pork chop sandwich topped with creamy applesauce mustard, and pickled cabbage slaw on a toasted pretzel bun.  An ode to my favorite blue-haired TV Mom.


Ingredients (Two Sandwiches)

2 boneless pork chops

1 1/2 cups AP flour

1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs

2 eggs

1 package of store bought coleslaw mix

1 tbsp whole grain mustard

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1 tbsp mayo

3 tbsp applesauce

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp sugar

2 pretzel buns

1 tsp each dried rosemary, thyme, marjoram, chervil, turmeric, and black pepper

1/2 tsp or a whisper of MSG

1 cup of frying oil of choice


Pickled Cabbage Slaw

Place slaw in a bowl, sprinkle on salt and sugar over and squeeze to full coat. Top with apple cider vinegar. Mix and place in the fridge for at least an hour but better overnight.

Creamy Apple Sauce Mustard

Mix mustards, mayo, and apple sauce together.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Fried pork chops

Pound pork chops to about 1/2 inch thick.  Season both sides with salt and place in the fridge for an hour or up to overnight. Remove from fridge pat dry.  Set up breading station with the 1st being AP Flour seasoned with half of the spice blend, next two eggs, whisked, and finally panko seasoned with the rest of the spices.  Dip chop in the AP flour, then egg, and finally into the panko. Repeat with second chop.  Heat oil to 350 F and shallow fry until golden on each side, about 2-3 mins per side.  Drain on wire rack and sprinkle with salt and any leftover spice blend.

To build

Toast pretzel buns in butter.  Spread sauce on bottom bun.  Top with your porkchop and pickled cabbage slaw and crown with your top bun.

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Sunday Sandwiches: The Marge

Sunday Sandwiches: "The Marge"

Inspired by my favorite blue-haired TV mom, Marge Simpson, "The Marge" combines two of her specialities...Pork chops and pretzels.

It starts with a boneless panko fried pork chop seasoned with Marge's spice blend consisting of dried rosemary, thyme, marjoram, chervil, turmeric, and whisper of MSG. It's topped with a creamy apple sauce mustard and pickled cabbage slaw and, of course, served on a toasted pretzel bun.

The slightly sweet and sharp mustard sauce and the vinegary bite from the slaw provide a perfect balance to the crispy pork chop just as Marge always provides order and balance to the usually crazy simpsons house.

Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing mom's out there!


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