Sous Vide Vietnamese Pork Patties in Lettuce Wraps


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Recipe Temp 150 F / 65.6 C
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These pork patties are made with many Vietnamese ingredients to infuse authentic flavor in every single bite.Place the patties on lettuce leaves filled with noodle salad, wrap it all up, and you're good to go! 

Ingredients for 2

  • 2 cups (473 ml) Romaine or iceberg lettuce for lettuce cups, cut into appropriate shape

  • 1 cup (237 ml) fresh Vietnamese rice noodles, cooked according to the instructions on the packet, then drained with cold water to cool.

  • 1 lime or lemon, cut into wedges

  • ¼ cup (59 ml) peanut oil (to shallow fry the pork balls)

  • 4 tbs (59 ml) sweet chilli sauce

  • 1 cup (237 ml) pork mince

  • 1 egg, lightly whisked

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 tbs (15 ml) finely chopped shallots

  • 1 tbs (15 ml) lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup (59 ml) Thai basil leaves

  • 2 tsp (10 ml) fish sauce

  • Pinch of white pepper

  • 3 tbs (45 ml) lime juice

  • 2 tbs (30 ml) fish sauce

  • 1 tsp (5 ml) palm sugar (or brown sugar)

  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped (you can either deseed both of them, just one, or keep all the seeds in for a real chilli hit!)


  • Step 1

    Preheat Anova sous vide machine to 150 F (65.5 C), and while it's preheating mix together all of the pork patty ingredients and form the mixture into 8 small patties - seal them in a bag, put in water bath and set timer to 2 hours.

  • Step 2

    Make the noodle dressing in a pestle and mortar by pounding the palm sugar and chilli, then add the lime juice and fish sauce – NB: if you’re using brown sugar you can simply combine the ingredients in a bowl. Toss the noodles in the dressing to combine.

  • Step 3

    When the pork is finished cooking sous vide, drain the liquid from the bag, pat dry, and fry in hot oil for 1-2 minutes until you get some good colour on the outside. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a plate, put some noodles on each leaf, then the patties on top of that. Serve alongside lemon wedge and sweet chilli sauce.

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