Meatball baguette

Meatball baguette

Bánh mì xá xíu

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From
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
6
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

Here's Dalat's answer to New York's meatball sub. These delicious meatballs can be served in a baguette, as here, or with a baguette or rice on the side to mop up the homemade tomato sauce.

Meatballs

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g minced pork
2 red asian shallots, finely diced
1 egg
25g fresh breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/3 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Tomato sauce

Quantity Ingredient
vegetable oil, for pan-frying
4 red asian shallots, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
8 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped
1 long red chilli, cut in half
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
6 Vietnamese baguette
butter, for spreading over the baguettes
Carrot and daikon pickle
coriander
1 long red chilli, seeded and cut into rings

Method

  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. With lightly oiled fingers, form the mixture into meatballs the size of golf balls. Cover and set aside for the flavours to develop while you make the tomato sauce.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and sauté until fragrant. Stir in the tomatoes, chilli, fish sauce, sugar, salt and pepper and simmer for 15 minutes. If the sauce is too dry after this time, add a little water.
  3. To cook the meatballs, heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Working in batches, brown the meatballs on all sides. Pour the tomato sauce over and simmer for a further 10 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.
  4. To serve, cut the baguettes open along one side, then spread with a little butter. Fill them with the meatballs, some of the tomato sauce, the pickles, coriander and chilli.
  5. Enjoy straight away.
Tags:
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