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Crispy Vietnamese pancakes

Bánh xèo – crispy Vietnamese pancakes

PT30M

Ingredients

1
Start by making the dipping sauce. Place the lime juice, crushed rock sugar, fish sauce and water in a small saucepan and bring to medium heat to dissolve the sugar. As soon as the sugar has melted, turn off heat and leave on the side to cool down. When completely cooled down, add the garlic and chillies and mix well. Can be stored for up to 5 days in the fridge
2
To make the pancake batter, combine all the ingredients except the spring onions and whisk to a smooth batter. Add the chopped spring onions and place in the fridge for an hour to chill
3
On a medium heat, poach the pork belly in chicken stock for 15 minutes. Drain, allow to cool, then slice into little rectangles. Set aside until ready to use
4
Poach the prawns in the chicken stock for about 3 minutes until just cooked. Cool, then devein, cut in half and set aside until ready to use
5
Heat the oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over a high heat
6
Add a few slices of pork belly and some pieces of prawn then pour in a ladle of the pancake batter, angling the pan to let the batter cover the whole pan in a thin layer
7
Add a small handful of the vegetable fillings then lower the heat and put the lid on for 2 and a half minutes
8
Remove the lid and maintain the low heat for a further 3 and a half minutes until the pancake has that signature golden yellow colour and starts to crisp up
9
Fold in half and eat whist still hot (if you're making a few at a time, keep warm under the grill)
10
The true Vietnamese way of eating the pancakes is wrapped up in lettuce leaves with plenty of fresh herbs and cucumber and dipped in the sweet and sour chilli dipping sauce

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