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This recipe is excellent. The first time I made it, following the instructions, the rabe came out too soggy. I like it to have some crunch. The 2nd time I made it, I boiled the rabe for 1 minute, then placed it in ice water for 1 minute, then saut?ed for 3 mins with the olive oil, garlic and crushed red pepper. Came out perfect.

Overall this is an amazing recipe that makes a great sandwich. So flavorful.

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RnRManifesto July 29, 2012

I cooked the broccoli rabe as suggested in this recipe and it came out soggy. I would suggest blanching it for 2 minutes before saute-ing it. My husband and I could have made a meal with just the broth and italian bread. My whole family loved it.

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Amos 313 January 09, 2009

this is worth a try at least once. because in philly everyone has a diffrent roast pork spot. so it's a matter of preferance.i will make it again but instead of pulling it apart into small pieces i will slice it on a meat slicer. i also added a dash of hot pepper flakes.

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mingo1968 December 18, 2007

This recipe is a keeper. The more garlic, the better. Great dish to serve on a fall day during football games.

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KatB927 October 14, 2012

OMG!!! This is the absolute BEST!!! So tasty and satisfying...I use the small tenderloins and just add all the herbs and spices to it in the crock pot and mush and stir often. The added liquid is definitely necessary to the rabe. I followed the recipe to a T otherwise. Using the small tenderloins cuts way down on prep time and it tastes amazing just the same. There's a deli near me that allows me to order rolls from South Philly...good rolls are a must due to the juiciness of the sandwich! A 5 Star sandwich for sure!!!

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blis51 February 23, 2012

was there any need to add liquid to the crockpot?

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blowfly July 20, 2011

Really good sandwich,I followed the recipe to a T. The broccoli rabe sauted up very nicely and was not too saucy, I let it cook down some. The pork in the crock pot slow cooked perfectly and pulled apart easily and was very flavorful and tender. Not too strong of a garlic flavor, just enough. a good roll is important, I toasted mine very lightly. A for this great Philadelphia classic served at the ball park in addition to Tony Lukes.

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Joaniej January 01, 2011

This is a wonderful way to use leftover smoked pork butt. i just shredded the pork and added onion and the rest of the ingredients> My family is spoiled and they loved this (they did not even know it was leftovers!!)

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bb028 February 06, 2010

Loved, loved, loved it. Made it for my holiday party (11 pounds of pork!) and everyone just raved about it. Making it again today for Eagles party. I used 1/2 pork shoulder and 1/2 pork tenderloin for a less fatty version.

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maureen January 02, 2010
Tony Luke's Italian Roast Pork Sandwich (The Real Deal)