Pulled Pork Crepe with Black Bean Sauce and Cracklins

Total Time:
2 hr 50 min
20 min
2 hr 30 min

4 servings

  • 2 pounds pulled pork, warm
  • 12 prepared crepes, warm
  • Salt and pepper
  • Black Bean Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced, seeded jalapenos
  • 1 cup dried black beans, soaked and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cracklins:
  • 1 cup pork skin, julienned
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons brunoise red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons brunoise yellow peppers
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • Essence
  • Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • For sauce: In a saucepan, heat the olive oil. When the pan is smoking hot, add the onions and shallots. Saute for 1 minute. Add the garlic, jalapenos, beans, and cilantro. Cover with the chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 2 hours or until the beans are soft. With a hand-held blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Reseason with salt and pepper. If the mixture is too thick, thin with a little water. If it is too thin, return to the heat and reduce until sauce consistency.

  • For cracklins: In a smoking hot saute pan, add the pork skin. Render the skin until crisp and brown, about 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season with salt and pepper.

  • For the crepes: Fill each crepe with 2 1/2 ounces of the pulled pork, season with salt and pepper. Roll the crepe like an eggroll, making sure the ends are tucked in the crepe so the pulled pork won't fall out. To assemble, spoon 1/2 cup of the sauce in the center of the plate. Arrange the crepes in the center of the sauce. Sprinkle with any remaining pulled pork and the cracklins. Garnish with the peppers, fresh cilantro and Essence.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.

  • Yield: about 2/3 cup

  • Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.

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