Banh Mi Thit Hoi an (Vietnamese Pork Sandwich)

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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a frying pan over medium-high heat, stir five spice powder until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in oil, shallots and garlic. Add ground pork and stir often, breaking apart with spoon, until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 15 minute.
  • Fried Shallots: In another frying pan, stirfry 1 cup shallots and 2 tbsp vegetable oil until crisp and golden, 6-10 minute Remove from pan and rest on absorbent paper.
  • Add soy sauce, sugar and salt to ground pork. Stir well and cook for two minutes.
  • Cut baguettes in half crosswise, then split lengthwise almost all the way through the loaf, leaving halves attached at one side.
  • Spread 1 tsp chili paste on bottom cut side of each baguette.
  • Spoon about 1/6 of the warm ground pork mixture, including juices, over chili paste. Tuck 1/6 of the pork slices evenly into each sandwich. Cover with 1/2 cup salad greens and 1/6 of the basil leaves. Top with thin layer of cucumber slices.
  • Serve immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and chill for lunches, picnics, etc.
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