Crumpets with Pulled Pork and Coleslaw

Heaven to Betsy, this is good!

We might have gone awry on the ratio of crumpets to pork to coleslaw here (we used part of a broader pulled pork offering for our test) so please judge for yourselves!


Preparation: 20 minutes Serves: 12 crumpets
Cooking: 5 - 6 hours Cold-buttered crumpets
Ingredients Quantity (metric) Quantity (imperial)
Pulled pork
Boneless shoulder of pork 1.25 kg 2.75 lb
Paprika 1 tsp 1 tsp
Ground cumin 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp 1 tsp
Soft dark brown sugar 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper Plenty Plenty
Olive oil 2 tbsp 2 tbsp
Barbeque sauce To taste To taste
White cabbage (cored and finely shredded) 200 g 7 oz
Carrots (peeled and grated) 120 g 4.2 oz
Red onion (peeled and finely sliced) 80 g 2.8 oz
Celery leaves (finely chopped) or finely shredded celery 40 g 1.4 oz
Mayonnaise 3 tbsp 3 tbsp
Cider vinegar 1.5 tbsp 1.5 tbsp
Dijon mustard 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
White sugar 1 tbsp 1 tbsp
Salt and pepper Not too little Not too much


      The pulled pork

      • Mix the spices and sugar together and rub into the pork, trying to get the meat as thoroughly coated as possible.
      • Place the meat into a roasting tin, drizzle on the olive oil and place into an oven pre-heated to 160 C (320 F).
      • Cook for 5 - 6 hours, basting the meat every so often, until it is perfectly cooked. To test its readiness, stick a big fork into the meat and try to lift it up; if it falls off the fork, it's done.
      • Let it cool for a few minutes, then use two forks to pull the pork apart, discarding any residual fat.
      • Place the pulled pork into a bowl and mix in barbeque sauce to taste.
      • Cover to keep it warm.

      The coleslaw       

      • The coleslaw available in British supermarkets is generally a completely tasteless gloop of stale vegetables in mayonnaise. If you have better options round your way, by all means use them; otherwise, it really is easy to make your own.
      • By mixing the ingredients together in a bowl.           

      The crumpets

      • Spoon on the coleslaw, add the pulled pork and crack open the beer.               



As ever, don't forget to use pork from happy pigs or karma might come to bite you on the arse.