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This simple Vietnamese 'pizza' is a perfect quick lunch or supper. It's made by cooking eggs on rice paper until the rice paper is crispy and is then topped with cheese and herbs. A recipe for homemade fried shallots can be found on Thuy Pham's banh mi-style croissant recipe, or homemade ones can be used.

First published in 2024
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Thuy Pham says: 'Bánh Tráng Nuóng is a modern Vietnamese dish made with a rice paper base; it takes just a couple of minutes to cook. On the streets of Vietnam, different vendors create their own versions, even allowing customers to customize their own. I first spotted a recipe for a Vietnamese pizza online and immediately knew I had to try it for myself. It did not disappoint! I hope you will fall in love on the first bite, just as I did.'

Ingredients

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Method

1

Place a sheet of rice paper in a dry frying pan. Pour on half the egg whites and use a spoon to spread them as evenly as you can across the paper, leaving around 2cm around the edge. Place a second sheet of rice paper on top and use a spoon to spread the rest of the egg whites across the paper. Place the pan over a medium heat

  • 2 sheets of rice paper wrappers
  • 5 quail eggs, or regular eggs, separated
2

Sprinkle over the cheese (I find it easier to add a pinch to weigh down the edges first) and carefully place the yolks evenly across the pizza

3

Add the red onion and spring onion, then cover the pan with a lid for 20 seconds. Remove the lid and cook for a further 45–60 seconds until the cheese has fully melted with a little crust around the edges

4

Lift the rice paper to check it is crispy underneath, then add the black pepper, crispy fried shallots and herbs

5

Serve this with chilli mayo to spice things up, if you like

First published in 2024
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Born in Vietnam, Thuy and her family moved to London when she was eight, and now runs The Little Viet Kitchen in Islington, London.

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