Pulled Pork Pancake Sliders

The iconic pulled pork sandwich gets a makeover here as a picnic appetizer, served atop fluffy silver dollar pancakes. Make the coleslaw up to a day in advance so assembly for these hors d'oeuvres is as quick as mixing up the pancake batter.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings (34 small pancakes)
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Ingredients

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

8 ounces shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (see Cook's Note)

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/4 cups milk

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 large eggs

3/4 cup barbecue sauce, at room temperature (optional, if pork does not have sauce)

2 1/4 cups store-bought pulled pork, about 1 pound

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced dill pickles, for serving 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with two kitchen towels stacked on top of each other and place in the oven. This will keep your cooked pancakes warm.
  2. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss with the shredded cabbage. Cover and refrigerate while you make the pancakes.
  3. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, confectioners' sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Whisk the milk, butter and eggs together in another bowl. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until ingredients are just incorporated and batter is thick (it's okay if there are some lumps). Let the batter rest for 5 minutes. 
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Use 1 heaping tablespoon of the batter per pancake, making enough to just fill the skillet without overcrowding. Cook until pancakes are golden on the bottom and bubbly on top. Flip the pancakes and cook until lightly golden on the bottom, about 30 seconds more. Transfer the pancakes to the baking sheet in the oven, tucking them between the kitchen towels. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  5. When ready to serve, briefly rewarm the pulled pork in the microwave. Transfer the pancakes to a serving platter, top each with a small dollop of barbecue sauce, pulled pork, coleslaw and pickle chips.

Cook’s Note

When measuring flour, we spoon it into a dry measuring cup and level off the excess. (Scooping directly from the bag compacts the flour, resulting in dry baked goods.)

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