Pork Meatball Bánh Mì - Dinner With Julie

Pork Meatball Bánh Mì

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November 24, 2011

Adapted from Bon Appétit, January 2010

  • Makes: Serves 4.

Ingredients

Meatballs

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

Sandwiches

2 cups coarsely grated carrots

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

4 10" individual baguettes or four chunks of baguette

mayo

thinly sliced cucumber (use a vegetable peeler)

fresh cilantro

Directions

1In 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.

2Meanwhile, toss the grated carrot with the rice vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Let sit until you're ready to assemble your sandwiches.

3To 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.

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