Need a little extra oomph in your weekend brunch routine? Look no further than Feast ON Chef Rino Bortolin’s famous Savoury Waffles with pulled Ontario pork!
“Rino�s Kitchen & Ale House is Chef Rino Bortolin and his wife Anastasia Adams� culinary home away from home. The historic 100 year old house is a quaint, comfortable setting to enjoy local, freshly prepared food. They proudly offer a full range of locally sourced menu items, craft ales and wines. Stop by for a bite to eat or in the summer months, simply a drink on their back garden patio!”
- 1 large piece of Ontario pork shoulder, approx. 4-6lbs
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 1 cup oyster sauce
- ¼ cup sesame oil
- ½ Ontario maple syrup
- Place the pork shoulder in a crock pot. In a mixing bowl mix together all the ingredients and pour overtop the pork being sure to cover it all using your hands if necessary. Cover and cook on low overnight or for roughly 10 hours. Remove the cover and break apart. Allow the pulled pork to continue to cook completely covered in the sauce for another hour or so.
- Remove from crock pot and remove any bones, large pieces of fat or skin and pull the pork apart gently. Place back in the sauce.
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- 1 ¾ cups milk
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 3 Ontario farm fresh eggs
- 1 tbsp roasted garlic
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp chopped Ontario parsley
- pinch of coarse sea salt
- ½ tsp curry powder
- fresh lime – cut into wedges
- sour cream
- ½ cup chopped Ontario chives
- Local maple syrup
- 2 cups Pulled Pork
- In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, salt, pepper, curry, parsley, baking powder, chili flakes. Stir until completely combined.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, milk and garlic sauce. Once blended, slowly add the dry ingredients and continue to whisk together. Once incorporated it should be thick and pour like a batter.
- Heat your waffle make. Pour a generous 2-3 tbsp into each slot and sprinkle with coarse sea salt before closing the waffle iron.
- When the waffles are cooked and a nice golden brown remove and plate. Top with a heaping ladle of pulled pork (roughly 1 cup). Spoon 1 tbsp of sour cream atop the pork. Sprinkle with chopped chives and drizzle roughly 1 tbsp of maple syrup across the waffled and pork. Serve immediately with a lime wedge.
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