Now, don’t get me wrong there have been others, but they are all runner-ups to the sandwich we think of fondly and crave regularly. Quite frankly, we thought the next time we’d find a porchetta sandwich worth telling everyone about would be when pigs fly.
Well, pigs are flying because last week we found a replacement for the long lost Porchetta, and we found it during our first visit to Porky’s in downtown Shelton.
How did I know this was “our new favorite porchetta sandwich”? Aside from when I bit into the sandwich and tasted a well seasoned, lean, thinly sliced, porchetta, I knew because halfway through eating his first Homemade Porchetta my husband ordered a second sandwich. He doesn’t do this often; second orders while he’s still eating the first can only mean one thing – he has a new favorite (readers following along might remember him doing this at Norwalk’s Bistro Burger Bar, which you can read here.)
Porky’s Housemade Porchetta is made of a slow cooked porchetta (Italian pork roast), which is seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, and fennel. The porchetta is sliced thin like deli meat, piled on a hard roll, and topped with hot peppers and mozzarella cheese and served with a side of fries and a pickle. The sandwich pictured above is without hot peppers.
I must add how pleased we were with the fries. Crinkle cut fries are often soggy, but at Porky’s they are the exact opposite. Cooked until they reach a crispy texture and golden brown color, the fries are only slightly greasy as you’d expect when eating fries.
The staff at Porky’s is extremely friendly and will help you if you can’t decide what to order. They also proudly share how everything is Housemade from the porchetta to the meatballs to the pizza sauce.
50 Center Street
Porky’s does offer take-out orders.