How to make Banh Mi Sandwiches [LIVE]

live cooking segment

Once a month, I get to take over the kitchen at AM Northwest, our local Portland morning show. This month’s segment was all about Easter leftovers, so naturally I had to share my recipe for Ham and Hard Boiled Egg Banh Mi - a nontraditional but totally delicious take on the classic Vietnamese sandwich. The recipe was a hit with the studio crew, so I think it’s safe to call it a winner. So what are you waiting for? Watch the segment live here! Continue reading


Easter Leftovers – Banh Mi Sandwiches

easter leftover banh mi sandwiches

Yea. You read that title correctly. So what’s the connection between Easter leftovers and Bahn Mi sandwiches? Ham and hard boiled eggs, my friends! Because, let’s be honest. Raise your hand if, like me, you have Easter leftovers in your fridge. And keep that hand up if you hate wasting food. We could totally be friends. If you can’t stand another dinner of leftover ham and potatoes, this recipe is for you. Your family will never know that you’re simply repurposing Easter dinner into a new, totally different meal.

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