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Thursday, 21 April 2016
Bahn Mi - Pork Meatball Sandwiches, Vietnamese Style
1 lb. ground pork
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1-2 green onions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. sriracha or other hot chile sauce (or to taste)
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
salt & pepper
2 cups coarsely grated carrots
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
4 10" individual baguettes or four chunks of baguette
thinly sliced cucumber (use a vegetable peeler)
In a bowl, mix together the pork, basil, garlic, onions, fish sauce, sriracha, sugar and salt and pepper and mix it all up with your hands. Roll into 1" balls and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
Meanwhile, toss the grated carrot with the rice vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit until you're ready to assemble your sandwiches.
To assemble, spread baguettes with mayo; top with a squirt of sriracha to taste, and stuff with pickled carrots, cucumber strips, meatballs and sprigs of fresh cilantro.
Taken from Dinner with Julie Website. She has adapted the recipe from Bon Apetit, January 2010
Note from Arta: I am going to use moose meat hamburger instead of pork. I am looking forward to the carrot slaw in the sandwich.