How to cook pork rolls on the stove? (only 7 ingredients)

In this article, we will answer the question “How to cook pork rolls on the stove?”, and what is the best way to cook pork rolls?

How to cook pork rolls on the stove?


To make a pork roll sandwich, you need the following ingredients.

  • 4 slices pork roll, such as Taylor (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split in half and toasted
  • 4 large eggs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • Ketchup, for serving, optional


Follow the instructions below to make theh best pork roll sandwich on the stove.

  1. Make 3-4 cuts on the edges of the pork roll. This will render the slices flat and keep them from bending or warping during cooking. 
  1. Place a skillet on medium-high heat on the stove. Melt butter and make sure It coats the bottom of the skillet evenly. 
  1. Spread the pork slices in the greased skillet and brown them from both sides. This takes about 6 minutes. When done, place one browned pork slice on top of each toasted roll bottom.
  1. Crack the eggs and pour them into the skillet which is now set at low-medium heat on the stove. Break the yolks using one of the corners of a spatula and season with some salt and pepper. 

Flip the eggs to let them cook from the other side. Then place a slice of American cheese, one on top of each egg. Cover the skillet to let the cheese melt for about 30 seconds.

  1. Each egg and cheese quadrant woul go on top of a browned pork roll slice. Finish off with ketch and other half of the roll.

What is the best way to cook pork rolls?

The term “Pork roll” is quite general. Every country has its own variation of pork roll. In some countries, the term pork roll refers to a breaded meatball-like pork dish while in others, egg-roll-style wrapped pork is considered pork roll.

In some parts of the world, pork roll is the same as a sandwich of roast or barbecued pork. On the other hand, for New Jersey residents, processed pork is pork roll. Whatever the variation is, there are variety of delicious ways to mak pork roll.

Frying vs. Baking

Metaball-style pork roll is the delicious when fried on pan with some olive oil. While egg roll style pork roll is best prepared when fried in sesame, toasted sesame or peanut oil.

If you make baked pork rolls, we warn you that the coating won’t be crisp and the overall flavor profile will also differ. 

To bake pork rolls, spread them in a single layer on a gerased baking tray. Spritz some oil over the rolls as well and bake in preehated oven at 325 to 375℉ until golden brown.

Grilling and roasting 

Grilled pork roast to make sandwich style pork roll is the best pair. However, It takes time, effort and a favorable weather unless you have indoor grill available. 

If you do not have time to grill pork, you can roast it covered in the oven with BBQ sauce and some garlic cloves. Baste the pork during roasting once or twice for juice flavor. This will save you a lot of time.

Next-day dishes 

If you are wondering what to do with the leftovers of grilled or roasted pork, use them as a filling for meatball or egg-roll pork rolls. 

All you have to do is add some ranch seasoning mix, oregano, ginger, to enhance the flavor of the cooked pork, or add some veggies for the egg rolls. 

To help bind the meatball-style rolls together, add eggs. Eggs will also make teh bredaing stick. Put these emeatball or egg-roll pork rolls into the oven and bake until golden form the outside or warm enough. 

The plus point is that the filling is cooked lareday so you do not have to worry about its doneness.

Pork safety 

Ground or minced pork is used ot make pork rolls, therefore, the rolls should reach a minimu safe temperature of 160℉, according to the USDA

When making sandwich-style pork rolls, the safe internal temperature should eb at least 145℉. These parameters are set to ensure safety of the food which is crucial for the health of the consumer.


In this article, we answered the question “How to cook pork rolls on the stove?”, and what is the best way to cook pork rolls?


Sana Ameer

Hello, I'm Sana Ameer. I'm a student of Food Science and Technology at UVAS. I like to bake and I aspire to become a Food blogger.

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