Smokey Sweet Potato Bánh Mì

Bánh mì

I ate this awesome sandwich during my recent trip to Charleston, SC. This sweet potato bánh mì was on the late-night menu at the Butcher & Bee. It was sooo good… and not just because I was hungry and had a few drinks in me. It’s a good thing I took mental notes to remember all the tasty things that went between the two slices of bread so I could share this finger-licking sandwich with you today. Smokey sweet potato contrasted with a pickley crunch from carrots and radishes, spicy jalapeño, salty peanuts, cilantro and fresh squeeze of lime. Oh and that miso mayo – just too good!

Bánh mì
  • Step 1

    Bánh mì

    Cut carrots and radishes into matchsticks. Bring water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Let cool for a minute. Pour liquid over the carrots and radishes into a clean jar with a lid. Cover and chill.

  • Step 2

    Bánh mì

    Peel and cut the sweet potatoes. Toss with spices, high heat oil and dash of liquid smoke. Bake in preheated oven at 400F for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender.

  • Step 3

    Bánh mì

    To make the miso mayo just mix up the ingredients, yay and yum! Assemble sandwich as shown.

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For the Smokey Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons high heat oil for roasting

salt, pepper and pepper flakes

dash of liquid smoke

 

For the Quick Pickle Carrots

3 carrots

4 radishes

1 cup water

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup white vinegar

 

For the Miso Mayo

2 tablespoons mayonaise

1 tablespoon white miso

1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce

 

Sandwich Assembly 

1 baguette

1 jalapeño

cilantro

peanuts

lime

 

Directions

Start by making the quick pickle. Cut carrots and radishes into matchsticks. Bring water, vinegar, salt and sugar to a boil. Let cool for a minute. Pour liquid over the carrots and radishes into a clean jar with a lid. Cover and chill.

Peel and cut the sweet potatoes. Toss with spices, high heat oil and dash of liquid smoke. Bake in preheated oven at 400F for 10 to 15 minutes – or longer, until tender.

To make the miso mayo just mix up the ingredients, yay and yum!

Assemble sandwich as shown. Top with peanuts, cilantro and fresh squeeze of lime.

 

  • Renee Ranjani Shuman

    HELL YES. i freakin LOVE this. And your photos are gorgeous. That sandwich looks impeccable. Ugh toasty baquette and crisp caramelly sweet potato wedges and pickled veg and miso mayo?! *does ecstatic happy dance*

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Renee! I did the happy dance after reading your comment! So sweet, thank you!

  • http://thenakedfig.squarespace.com Chelsea Hunter

    I would eat absolutely anything you cook. You never let me down. Add this to the list of brilliant deliciousness. Except I cant do cilantro. Bleh! I’ll use parsley instead. Thank you!

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Chelsea! Yes, try parsley or a bit of arugula – just a little bit of green for appearance purposes. ;)

  • http://mysavoryspoon.blogspot.com/ cheri

    What a amazing sandwich, this is my kind of food.

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thanks Cheri! Have a good one!

  • kellymitchem

    I can’t wait to try this! These photos are to die for, absolutely gorgeous!

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Kelly!

  • Sara Lynn Livingston

    I’m so excited to try this! I’ve been wanting to try out a veggie bahn mi and this looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thanks so much Sara! Report back after you make it – I wanna hear all about how much you loved it! ;)

  • http://happyheartedkitchen.blogspot.fr Jodi Kay

    Looks so good! Beauty pics too x

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thanks Jodi!

  • Laura

    Oh my gosh I want this. It’s everything good between two pieces of bread. These photos are beautiful, Grace! xo

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Laura, you made my day! Thank you! I’m blushing so hard right now! ;)

  • Lezlie M

    This looks absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to try it.

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Lezlie!

  • Sunday Grant

    We have just gotten back from Charleston and never made it to Butcher & Bee. I really wanted to try the Banh Mi there! We made this recipe tonight and it was amazing!!!!! Loved every bit of it!

    Thank you so much!
    Sunday Grant (asheville)

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Hi Sunday! Your comment made my day! Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed this sandwich as much as I did! Have a good one!

  • http://www.blissfulavocado.wordpress.com Mila

    I never thought to use sweet potatoes for a banh mi- I like it. Nice pics too!

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you Mila!

  • addalittle

    I can’t even deal with how ridiculously delicious these look!!! And that miso mayo is calling my name! Lovely photography too Grace!

  • http://www.thepigandquill.com/ Em @ the pig & quill

    Whoa. How did I miss these? This is 100% my idea of a PERFECT food. And beautiful pics, too!

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thanks pretty lady!

  • http://cooksophiecook.com CookSophieCook

    Great flavour combination, yum!

    • http://earthyfeast.com/ Grace @ Earthy Feast

      Thank you so much Sophie!