Jan’s Fried Bread with Minced Pork Spread
This traditional Thai appetizer tends to be popular with children.
Serves 4-5 and takes 30 minutes to prepare
Ingredients for the Fried Bread:
5 slices of bread.
2T of minced cilantro, garlic and a dash of black pepper.
1 T. soy sauce
½ lb ground pork (can substitute ground chicken)
2 T. of cornstarch
Cilantro leaves for garnish.
Vegetable or canola oil for frying.
Ingredients for the sauce:
5T white vinegar
½ t. salt
2T diced cucumber
2T diced red onion
1T diced red bell pepper
Cut the bread slices into fourths. Place the bread on a tray and toast in the over for 10 minutes at 300F.
Make the Sauce. Combine the sugar, salt and vinegar in a small sauce pan and place on medium heat. Cook until the sauce thickens and the vinegar smell is gone. Pour the sauce into a bowl and let it cool. Add the diced vegetables, stir together and set to the side.
Mix the ground pork/chicken with the minced cilantro, garlic and pepper. Add the corn starch, soy sauce and egg. Mix well with a spatula or your hands. Place the meat mixture on the toasted bread and garnish with cilantro.
Place oil in the fying pan on medium to low heat. Place the meat/bread pieces in the oil with the meat side down in the pan. Cook the meat until Golden Brown. Flip the bread and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes once the meat is cooked. Be careful not to burn the bread. Once cooked place on a plate that has a paper towel to absorb extra oil. Done. It is ready to be served with the sauce. Enjoy!