Steamed Pork Rolls
Steamed Pork Rolls are a very popular ingredient in Asian sandwiches and other Asian recipes. Visually, it reminds most people of a type of bologna or lyoner. While there are some obvious similarities between Steamed Pork Rolls and Western Style Bologna or Lyoner, there are also some very significant differences between them. Most notably is the use of banana leaves in the steamed pork roll recipe. The banana leaves provide an automatic element to this recipe. Some other differences include pureeing or pounding the ground pork until it is a pasty texture.
Steamed Pork Rolls can be eaten several ways, with the most common being sliced and added to Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches, or other similar Asian style sandwiches. But it is also a common ingredient in soups, salads, and various noodle dishes. And of course, it can be eaten just sliced and dipped in your favorite sauce. it is a very versatile ingredient that has a minor role in many classic Asian recipes.
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Prep. time: 10 minutes (+30 min in fridge)
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour (1 hour 30 min total)
Servings: 2 rolls
1 pound ground pork
1/4 cup ice cold water
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 and 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 large banana leaf
Foil as needed
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