Homemade Pork Patty Bánh Mì: A Flavorful Adventure











Dive into a delectable homemade Pork Patty Bánh Mì, combining juicy pork with crispy vegetables and tangy sauces, all nestled within a crusty baguette. Perfect for a vibrant lunch or dinner!


Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Start your culinary adventure by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This initial step ensures your baguette will achieve that irresistible crispy exterior. It's all about setting the stage for what's to come!
Pro Tip: Ensure your oven is fully preheated for an even bake on your baguette.

Step 2: Mix and Grill

In a medium bowl, mix together the ground pork with garlic, onion, oyster sauce, salt, and pepper. Shape this mixture into long, thin patties designed to fit your baguette perfectly. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and grill your patties until they're beautifully browned and cooked through. This is your moment to infuse flavor into the pork, creating the juicy centerpiece of your Bánh Mì.
Pro Tip: Forming the patties to match the length of your baguette ensures a perfect meat-to-bread ratio in every bite.

Step 3: Bake the Baguette

Once the oven is ready, place your take-and-bake baguette inside for about 5 minutes, until the crust is perfectly crisped to your liking. The aim here is to get a baguette that's warm and crunchy but still soft inside, making it the ideal vessel for your delicious fillings.
Pro Tip: Don’t overbake! Keeping an eye on your baguette ensures it doesn’t become too tough to bite into.

Step 4: Assemble with Toppings

Carefully cut your baguette to desired lengths and split them lengthwise, being sure to leave a hinge. Scoop out some of the bread's interior to make room for your fillings. Spread a generous layer of mayonnaise and a drizzle of Sriracha on the inside for that creamy and spicy kick. Layer your pork patties, followed by cucumber slices, julienned carrot, red onion, cilantro, scallion, and jalapeno to taste. This mosaic of flavors and textures will transport you straight to the streets of Vietnam.
Pro Tip: Scooping out some of the baguette’s inside means more room for toppings and a better bread to filling ratio!

Step 5: Final Touch

The final brush stroke of this edible masterpiece? A light drizzle of lime juice over your assembled Bánh Mì. Lime adds a bright, acidic pop that balances the rich flavors of the pork and the savory spread. Now, take a step back and admire your creation before diving into this deliciously satisfying sandwich.
Pro Tip: Lime juice not only adds flavor but can help cut through the richness of the pork for a more balanced bite.