Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This Vietnamese Sandwich is awesome and it is a nice break from common sandwiches. The garlic chili sauce is common in Asian sections of markets but Indonesian sambal or Korean chili paste can also be substituted. Beer or red wine is the beverage of choice for this authentic recipe of French influenced Vietnamese cuisine.
- 4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 1/4 inch thick
- 4 (7 inch) french bread French baguettes, split lengthwise
- 4 teaspoons mayonnaise, to taste
- 1 ounce chile sauce with garlic
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 small red onion, sliced into rings
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven's broiler. Place the pork chops on a broiling pan and set under the broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes, turning once, or until browned on each side.
- Open the French rolls and spread mayonnaise on the insides. Place one of the cooked pork chops into each roll. Spread chile sauce directly on the met. Sprinkle with a little lime juice and top with slices of onion, cucumber, cilantro, salt and pepper. Finish with another quick drizzle of lime juice.
My sandwich was a mile high, so I pressed it down, but boy was it good! Thanks for sharing, and I completely agree with the previous reviewer, the lime really sets it off! Made for ZWT9
Made for the Goddesses of ZWT-9 & yet another tasty & easy-fix sammie. The bread choice was my only issue. Baguette bread comes in 2 sizes here .. Very long loaves about half my height or very short rolls about half the length of my hand! I opted for the "hand size" & used the individual baguette rolls. All that said, the rest was a snap! I esp liked the textural crunch that the onion & cucumber added to the sammie ... AND I feel obliged to mention that lime juice has become my favorite Asian ingredient in just these past few dys. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. We are fans of its ease & flavor.