4/22/14

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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Bahn Mi newbie? You’re in luck. Bahn Mis are essentially the sub sandwich of Vietnam. Except, that description doesn’t do them justice. I mean, how much better can it get than meat, pickled veggies, cilantro, and a spicy sauce – all on a french bread roll? Pure perfection.

Now, my Bahn Mi recipe clearly isn’t very traditional. But who knew transferring Easter leftovers to a Vietnamese sandwich would taste this good?! Yea. This girl. So go on and give it a whirl. Your family will thank you.

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PS: After I posted this recipe, I demonstrated it LIVE on my local TV station. Check it out here!

Ham and Egg Banh Mi Sandwiches
Serves 2

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For the Pickled Carrots and Daikon
1/3 cup carrots, shredded or cut into small matchstick size pieces
1/3 cup daikon (white radish), shredded or cut into small matchstick size pieces
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 T sugar

For the Banh Mis
2 T mayo
4 tsp sriracha
2 french rolls
2 slices ham
approx. 1/4 English cucumber, sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced

Instructions
Begin by making the pickled carrots and daikon so that the mixture has some time to sit. Simply mix together the rice wine vinegar, water and sugar until combined. Add in the carrots and daikon. Cover and let sit while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.
Next, whisk together the mayonnaise and sriracha. Taste test and add more sriracha if you can handle it! Cut open the french rolls, and spread generously. Top with sliced ham, cucumber slices, cilantro, eggs, and finally, a generous scoop of the pickled carrots and daikon.
Enjoy immediately!

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