Just Pictures: Roli Roti’s Porchetta Sandwich

Hi all, let me tell you about an epic dinner we had on Saturday night!

Our friends Brent and Lena got a copy of “Food Trucks” and wanted to make a recipe from the book- Roli Roti’s famous gourmet porchetta sandwich. (I admit that I’ve been pronouncing it wrong. It’s actually pronounced por-KET-a. The description on their truck says “Pork belly rolled into loin with crispy skin and fresh organic herbs” It is served with onion marmalade and curly cress.) If you haven’t heard about Roli Roti, they serves delicious rotisserie goodies from a truck, and can be seen at various farmers’ markets, although the crispy porchetta sandwich can only be had at the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Market. Roli Roti has a huge following in San Francisco, and their porchetta sandwich has become one of the must-have dish to order at the Ferry Plaza Market…sadly I haven’t had the chance to get my hands on some of that wonderful crispy skin because the line is always around the block long, week after week. So you can imagine how excited I was when our friends decided to try out the recipe from the book to make some awesome sandwiches!

Here’s a before and after shot. 3+ lb of pork belly, lots of rosemary, sage and marjoram.


The delicious potatoes that were roasting on the bottom of the pan, catching every delicious drippings.

The assembled sandwich. A slice of the porchetta, topped with zesty onion marmalade (recipe also in the same book), some peppery arugula, all tucked inside a soft baguette from La Farine. Quite a meal, I tell you.


4 thoughts on “Just Pictures: Roli Roti’s Porchetta Sandwich

  1. Wow, I didn’t know that you can’t get the porchetta sandwich at the farmer’s markets. Good to know – I’ve been meaning to try it (and Roli Roti) forever at one of the markets. Guess I’ll have to trek up to SF, or make my own! Yay for La Farine bread! And the pork-dripping-laden potatoes – fab idea!

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