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.

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

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

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

Other ingredients:
Cucumber, sliced lengthwise
2 fried eggs



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.

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.


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.


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