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Bánh Xèo - Vietnamese Savory Crepe

Make this insanely easy recipe in the comfort of your own home!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine cambodian, vietnamese

Ingredients
  

Banh Xeo

  • 1 pack ”TL Bốn Con Voi Corp” banh xeo mix
  • 2 cups coconut milk I like Aroy-D Brand
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup Heineken beer
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil
  • ½ lb pork belly sliced thin
  • ½ lb raw salmon sliced ¼ of an inch thick
  • ½ lb shrimp sliced in halves
  • 1 small bag bean sprouts
  • 1 medium onion sliced

Creating Wraps (optional)

  • 1 pack rice paper
  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce / any lettuce
  • 1 English cucumber sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch Thai basil destemmed
  • 1 scallion bunch sliced

Instructions
 

Banh Xeo

  • In a large bowl, empty the contents of the Banh xeo mix, including the turmeric pouch.
  • To the bowl, add in the salt, extra turmeric, coconut milk, water, and beer. Whisk to combine until the batter is nice and smooth. Let batter rest for 10-15 minutes. *Optional: you can add in sliced scallions into the batter if you wish at this point.
  • In a large nonstick pan, heat up about 3-5 tablespoon of oil on medium-high heat. Once heated, scatter some sliced onions if you wish and pour in batter to coat the surface. Swirl the pan to evenly coat the surface. Depending on the type of protein you choose, you can add it before or after you pour the batter. Typically proteins that take longer to cook should go before the batter.
  • Cover the pan with a lid for 2-3 minutes. Uncover afterwards and add about 1-2 tablespoon of oil along the edges of the pan. Run a rubber spatula under the edges of the banh xeo, so the oil can seep under.
  • If you choose fast cooking proteins, you may now add them to half of the crepe. Top your protein with a hand full of bean sprouts if you desire as well. Continue to cook for 1 minute, then with a spatula carefully fold the crepe in half and continue to cook until both sides are crispy.
  • Once the crepe is crispy and your proteins are fully cooked, serve the banh xeo Immediately on a plate with the accompanying vegetables & fish sauce dipping sauce.

Creating Wraps

  • Wash all the vegetables accordingly and cut the cucumber into about 2.5 inch long matchstick pieces.
  • Dip the rice paper into warm or hot water and place it on a flat plate. To build the roll, add in whichever vegetables you’d like, then cut a small piece of the banh xeo and place it on top of the vegetables
  • Lift the side of the rice paper close to you and roll it forward like you would a burrito. Be careful not to overstuff your roll, or it will not seal properly. Roll it half way as tightly as possible, then fold in the sides and continue to roll it tightly forward to seal.
  • Dip into fish sauce dipping sauce and enjoy!
Keyword banh chao, banh xeo, crepe, fish sauce, nuoc cham, vietnamese crepe
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