That iconic Vietnamese snack that is part French and part indigenous Vietnamese. Just to clarify, banh mi is the bread and not the Vietnamese term for sandwich. Fillings vary although there are staples one of which is the pickled carrot and radish.
We’ve been making a lot of banh mi sandwiches at home lately. Speedy prefers the meaty kind but one night last week, having run out of cooked meat to stuff inside his banh mi sandwich, I made him the version with eggs fried sunny side up. But so he wouldn’t miss his meat, I slathered the bottom half of the baguette with a generous layer of herbed liver pâté.
- Split the baguette horizontally.
- Spread the bottom half with liver pâté.
- Arrange the cucumber slices on top of the liver pâté.
- Lay the fried eggs on top of the cucumber slices and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Top the eggs with pickled carrot and radish.
- Sprinkle cilantro over the pile of fillings.
- Cover the fillings with the top half of the baguette.
- Serve and enjoy.