Our variation of this street food classic has, of course, thick-cut tender Bacon Confit that has been breaded and fried (and it’s somewhat healthy thanks to the pickled vegetables and herbs). This recipe calls for Nuoc Cham, a salty tangy sauce, but for those who prefer a sweet sauce, you can substitute Nuoc Mam Cham. You can’t go wrong either way.
Make the pickled vegetable salad: In a medium bowl, combine the carrot, cucumber, basil, mint, and cilantro. Add the nuoc cham and mix well. Let sit at room temperature while you prepare the sandwiches.
Make the sandwiches: Put the bread on a flat surface and spread each slice with
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