Pork Panini & Spiced Fries Recipe
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Pork Panini & Spiced Fries Recipe

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The spread on this sandwich is a unique blend that goes perfectly with pork. It's easy enough for a weeknight, but special enough for company. Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound medium red potatoes
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds cooked pork, sliced
  • 8 dill pickle slices
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1-1/2 cups fries equals 869 calories, 42 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 192 mg cholesterol, 1,190 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 65 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. sticks. Add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, stirring once.
  2. Meanwhile, cut bread in half widthwise (save one half for another use). Cut bread in half horizontally; cut into fourths widthwise. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, mustard and cumin; spread over bread. Layer each with pork, pickles and cheese. Replace tops.
  3. Cook on a panini maker or indoor grill for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with fries. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Panini & Spiced Fries in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich with 1-1/2 cups fries equals 869 calories, 42 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 192 mg cholesterol, 1,190 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 65 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

I enjoyed this recipe for leftovers but I thought the fries were what made this meal.

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

My husband loved this and I did as well!!! We had some leftover spread that we used on the panini and also used it as dip for the fries. I think I would use about 1/2 the cayenne pepper it calls for.

Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

This review is for the fries ONLY! They were excellent. I made some with the cayenne pepper and some without (as we have people who enjoy spicy food and those who do not). I was told the spicy fries were excellent and I'm sure they were because the non-spicy ones were very very good.

I will be making these fries again and again and again.

Because I do not have a panini maker I am not going to review the sandwich (even though I made them). We did not care for them at all and I feel that is probably because I was not able to cook them properly. I have added a panini maker to my kitchen gadget wish list and will make the sandwich again when I have the proper tools.

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

Made this with leftover pork roast. Came out great! Loved the taste of the sauce and pickles with the pork.

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

We really liked this. I don't have an indoor grill so just made it like I would grilled cheese. I added some leftover ham I had in the freezer as well. Really liked the fries too.

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