Bánh mì meatballs

From Banh mi tacos

Banh mi tacos


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/4 cup thai basil, julienned
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • salt n’ pepper to taste
  • sesame oil for frying


Preheat oven to 350 C. Throw everything into a bowl at once and then mix and mash until it’s all consistently worked in. To form meatballs, use a spoon or melon baller. Fry meatballs in sesame oil in small batches over medium-high heat until seared on all sides, then finish in oven for about 15 minutes or cooked through.

*Tip for meatball-shaping: run your hands under the tap now and then to keep them moist while you’re working the meat into balls, it keeps the meat from sticking to your fingers!

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