Breakfast Bánh Mì

If you have never tried a Vietnamese Bánh mì sandwich, I encourage you to either seek on out, or better yet, make one in your own kitchen. I remember the first time I bit into the sandwich, and I was blown away by the flavors, and textures of something so simple. It could literally be one of the best sandwiches out there, at least in my opinion, and that says a lot as there are some amazing sandwiches to be had in this world. First and foremost, the Bánh mì sandwich, again in my opinion, should consist of a few, very simple ingredients.

Breakfast Banh Mi Sandwich

I’m a big believer in liver pâté, pickled carrots and daikon, thinly sliced jalapeño peppers, and fresh herbs such as cilantro and mint. To me, those are must haves to any great Vietnamese sandwich, that and some really good bread, and whatever you are going to fill it up with. As for bread, I say a nice crusty French baguette with a soft interior will work, however, I have also had them with standard bolillo style rolls. Enough said, let’s get on with this amazing sandwich.

Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 French baguette, sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup of liver pâté
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • Pickled carrots and daikon
  • 6 sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 6-10 fresh mint leaves

Start by bringing a skillet up to medium heat. Toss in the butter, and let it melt until it is nice and bubbly.

During this time, add the eggs to a bowl, and aggressively beat with a fork. Toss in the water and salt, and mix again.

How to make a breakfast banh mi sandwich

Add the beaten eggs to the skillet and immediately stir, and keep stirring until the eggs beging to form. Lower the heat, and continue stirring until they are cooked to your desired doneness.

Open your baguette, and spread the pâté on one half of the bread.

Top the pâté with the scrambled eggs, then add the slices of jalapeño, fresh herbs, and pickled carrots.

Close the sandwich up, open wide, and take a big first bite. This not only could be one of the best sandwiches in the world, but it could be one of the best breakfast sandwiches as well. As I normally sway towards a Bánh mì loaded with roasted pork, the scrambled eggs added a great texture to the sandwich. The crunch of the pickled carrots, along with that awesome smoky flavor from the pâté results into a wonderful sandwich.

So if you are looking for something different to try, give this one a shot. You will most likely be putting those pickled carrots and daikon on all of your sandwiches!

Breakfast Bánh Mì
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 2 whole eggs, beaten
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 French baguette, sliced lengthwise
  • ¼ cup of liver pâté
  • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • Pickled carrots and daikon
  • 6 sprigs of fresh cilantro
  • 6-10 fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. Start by bringing a skillet up to medium heat. Toss in the butter, and let it melt until it is nice and bubbly.
  2. During this time, add the eggs to a bowl, and aggressively beat with a fork. Toss in the water and salt, and mix again.
  3. Add the beaten eggs to the skillet and immediately stir, and keep stirring until the eggs beging to form. Lower the heat, and continue stirring until they are cooked to your desired doneness.
  4. Open your baguette, and spread the pâté on one half of the bread.
  5. Top the pâté with the scrambled eggs, then add the slices of jalapeño, fresh herbs, and pickled carrots.
  6. Close the sandwich up, open wide, and take a big first bite. This not only could be one of the best sandwiches in the world, but it could be one of the best breakfast sandwiches as well. As I normally sway towards a Bánh mì loaded with roasted pork, the scrambled eggs added a great texture to the sandwich. The crunch of the pickled carrots, along with that awesome smoky flavor from the pâté results into a wonderful sandwich.
  7. So if you are looking for something different to try, give this one a shot. You will most likely be putting those pickled carrots and daikon on all of your sandwiches!

 

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3 thoughts on “Breakfast Bánh Mì

  1. You know, I was a little taken aback by the addition of the liverwurst, then mentally tasted it and by George I think this is very doable.
    Thanks for the idea.

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