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Get You Some Porchetta And Make These Tasty Sandwiches In Your Slow Cooker

Your slow cooker will never be the same.

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1 bone-in pork shoulder, 5-6 pounds

2 tablespoons fennel seeds

8 cloves of garlic

4 sprigs rosemary

2 sprigs sage

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 cup of olive oil

1 tablespoon coarse salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 bay leaves

Crusty rolls for serving, like ciabatta


1. Combine fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage, crushed red pepper, olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until a paste forms.  (Or, roughly chop the herbs and stir together with the other ingredients in a small bowl).  

2. Rub the paste all over the pork shoulder. Marinade for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, preferably overnight for maximum flavor.

3. Remove pork from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking so it can come to room temperature.

4. Heat a drizzle of vegetable oil in a large pan over high heat. Brown the pork on all sides.

5. Put the pork shoulder in the slow cooker and cook for 4 1/2 hours on high.

6. Remove pork from slow cooker, allow the pork to rest and cool down slightly before shredding. Discard the bone.

7. Season the meat with salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve on crusty rolls with drippings from the slow cooker.

8. Enjoy!