Thai Pork Toast: Khanom Pang Na Moo
Thai pork toast is a popular snack and appetizer similar to Thai fish cakes. This kind of fried bread is also referred to as Thai canapés. Commonly this snack, which is bread covered with minced pork and fried, is served with a cucumber relish. In Thai, it is called ‘khanom pang na moo’ (ขนมปังหน้าหมู).
Thai pork toast recipe
Ingredients for 2-3 portions:
For the toast:
- 10 slices of white toast /sandwich bread
- 300 gram of minced pork
- 1TSP soy sauce
- 1TSP corn starch
- 1/2 TSP ground white pepper
- 5 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 coriander (cilantro) roots, chopped
- 40 fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
- 2 eggs
- Palm oil for deep frying
For the cucumber relish:
- 2 cucumbers, sliced
- 4 shallots, sliced
- 1 red chili, sliced
- 3TSP sugar
- 2TSP vinegar
- 1/2 TSP salt
- 1/4 cup of water
In a first step, cut the bread slices into quarters. Put the bread quarters on a rack and let them dry for at least two to three hours. Meanwhile prepare the minced pork spread – take a large bowl and put in the chopped coriander roots, garlic, soy sauce, pepper, the ground pork and the corn starch. Mix everything together well and them let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes.
In a second step, spread the pork paste evenly on the toast squares and garnish each piece with a coriander leaf on top. Take a wok or large pan for frying and heat the palm oil. While the oil is heating, put the two eggs into a bowl and dip the bread pieces with the pork side down into the eggs. Then drop the pieces quickly into the oil with the pork side down. When the pork side is golden brown after one or two minutes of frying, flip the bread squares. Fry until the other side is golden brown too. Finally, remove the bread pieces from the hot oil and let them cool down on a rack.
Now it is time to prepare the cucumber relish: take a pan and put in the water, sugar, salt and vinegar. Mix until the ingredients are well combined.
It is time to serve: arrange the toast squares on a plate, take a small bowl and put in some cucumber slices, shallots and chili adding the vinegar mixture.
This recipe for Thai pork toast comes from the marvellous cooking channel WhatRecipe.tv. In the following video you can easily learn how to make this snack.
Hope you’ll give this recipe a try!
(P.S. for more information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)