Brothers Green: EATS! | Philly Pretzel Banh Mi Schnitzel

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A visit to our hometown of Philadelphia inspired us to create this pretzel schnitzel sandwich. Soft pretzel bread with Vietnamese-banh-mi-style veggies, chicken schnitzel, and fried eggs sounds weird, but trust us … it’s SO. GOOD.

Bun:
Water
Pizza dough (you can get this in the frozen-food aisle or from your local pizza shop)
1 Tbsp. pretzel salt
0,8 dl baking soda

Chicken:
Oil for frying
2 chicken thighs
2 eggs
2,5 dl panko bread crumbs
2,5 dl all-purpose flour
Pinch salt and pepper

Pickled Veggies:
1,5 dl white, apple cider, or rice wine vinegar
0,5 dl water
0,5 dl sugar
Pinch salt
1 dash fish sauce
1 Granny Smith apple
2 carrots
Daikon

Sauce:
0,5 dl hoisin
0,5 dl deli mustard
0,5 dl chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp. sriracha

Other ingredients:
Cucumber, sliced lengthwise
Cilantro
2 fried eggs

Directions:

Bun:

1. Preheat oven to 220°.

2. Fill a large, high-sided skillet halfway with water and heat on high until simmering. Add the baking soda.

3. Gently roll the pizza dough into 2 sandwich-size loaf shapes. Add to the simmering water and cook about 20 seconds per side. Remove boiled buns with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.

4. Transfer boiled buns to a parchment-lined baking tray. Carefully make small diagonal cuts on the top of the buns with a sharp knife. Sprinkle the tops with pretzel salt and bake for about 25 minutes or until nice and golden brown.

Pickled Veggies:
1. Add vinegar, water sugar, salt, and fish sauce to a microwave-safe bowl or a mason jar. Microwave until mixture is hot and sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute.

2. Peel apple, carrots, and daikon with julienne peeler or cut into thin strips. Add to warm pickling solution and let sit until cool.

Chicken:
1. Pound chicken thighs until thin.

2. Whisk two eggs in one bowl. Add panko and flour to another.

3. Dip chicken in panko/flour, then egg, then back in panko/flour.

4. Heat oil in medium sauté pan.

5. Fry chicken until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Sauce:

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

Assembly:

Carefully slice open one cooled pretzel loaf with a serrated knife. Spread sauce on one side of bun. Add crispy chicken, pickled veggies, and cucumber. Top with 2 fried eggs, garnish with cilantro, and enjoy the greatest sandwich of all time!

Sunday, 26. April 2015