Cochon Butcher : Pork Belly Sandwich that’s Worth the Wait

By Tsz on January 10, 2012


Gastrophoria is a pork belly sandwich from Cochon Butcher.

As far as sandwiches go, this is not one of those quickie sandwiches (ahem, Subway) that takes a minute to slap together. This one requires a considerable amount of time to make and thus demands patience. But like all good things in life, it’s well worth the wait.

Once you make an order, the cook meticulously places generous slabs of pork belly in a skillet to slowly render out the fat and fully sear them into an even golden brown crust. There’s no need for an appetizer as the smell and sound of crisping pork will get you salivating just like Pavlov’s dog.

While the pork is sizzling away, the cook slathers hearty white bread with chili-lime aioli and tiles on thin slices of cucumber and fresh mint leaves. The finished pork belly is then carefully positioned on top before being wrapped in butcher paper. The residual heat from the pork wilts the cucumber and marries the different components into a prize sandwich.

As this sandwich is mammoth, it’s best to share with friends. Extra brownie points if you bring one to them along with a bacon praline and Bloody Mary after an adventurous night on Bourbon Street!

Cochon Butcher
930 Tchoupitoulas Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 588-7675

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    i went to cochon in NOLA recently – wish i had gotten more MEAT.

  • http://twitter.com/Gastrophoria Gastrophoria

    Guess that means a second trip is in order ;)