Sliders! They're a beautiful thing. They're nice and nouny-verby, doing what they say they are… Sliding right out of your hand and into your mouth, a warm and just-greasy-enough-bite of meat and bun to make you want to line them up on a plate and tip twenty of them into your gullet.
Pork! That's all I've got to say about that. Okay, here's more about pork-it's easy to cook, you can make some brilliant dishes from some very inexpensive cuts, and it can be had locally/sustainably/deliciously here in the Northwest in abundance.
I woke up this morning with a fierce yen for braised pork shoulder in BBQ sauce, so I gave in. I also had some lacinato kale from Full Circle Farm to use up, and thought I'd take a chance on making some kale "chips" for the teenager-basically, kale leaves tossed in oil, salt and pepper and roasted until crispy, then sprinkled with vinegar. Surprise! He ate them and was none the wiser.
With the oven still roaring, I scraped together the last of my Stone-Buhr AP flour for some buns. And voila! This evening's Pork Slider Dinner was born. Please enjoy. Pork Sliders with Crispy Kale Chips.