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FOOD TRUCK FARE from your own FRIDGE

Food Truck: [foo-duh  Tra-uck] A roaming, mobile food eatery that journeys around the city cooking delicious food with exotic ingredients. What’s not to love here, folks? They’re fun , typically a little funky and always friendly. 

Bahn Mi: [Bun-mee] The party-in-your-mouth, culinary love child, that hatched during the French influence on the Vietnamese food scene. Pho-real, if you haven’t tried this flavorful fusion fare, you need to get a move on it. (Speaking of Pho, Bahn Mi and Pho would make a lip-smacking soup and sandwich combo.)

CHICKEN BAHN MI SANDWICHESChicken Bahn Mi Sandwich

INGREDIENTS

For the Mayo: (I like to call this “Pickled” Mayo)

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Ginger, grated (can add up to 2 tsp. if you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Basil, minced (about 6 leaves)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Juice of half a Lemon

For the Sandwich: (makes 2)

  • 2 French Rolls, sliced in half & toasted
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, pan-fried with Spices of choice (I suggest Garlic Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder, S + P)
  • 1 tbsp. Butter (for pan-frying)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil (for pan-frying)
  • 6 Radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Carrots, cut into matchsticks (helpful hint: you can buy these already prepared at the grocery store)
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4th Red Onion, sliced (not a traditional ingredient, but tasty)
  • 1 fresh Jalapeño, sliced & seeded (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Prepare the Pickled Mayo in a medium bowl and set in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the Sandwiches.
  2. Pan-fry seasoned Chicken Breasts in a skillet over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes with Olive Oil and Butter.
  3. Slice and toast the French Rolls.
  4. Now you’re ready to assemble the Sandwiches. Layer the French Rolls as follows:
    1. Bread
    2. Pickled Mayo on the bottom
    3. Chicken
    4. Onion
    5. Radish
    6. Cucumber
    7. Jalapeno
    8. Cilantro
    9. Carrots
    10. Pickled Mayo on top
    11. Bread

 

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Jessica Bentley of SliceofJess.com

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Jess - Slice of Jess

A San Francisco native and self-taught chef, cooking & eating near the Queen City of Charlotte, North Carolina. Check out her daily mish-mashes on her  Instagram or visit SliceOfJess.com.