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Vietnamese Caramelized Ground Pork

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  • 2 English cucumbers (stemmed, cut into thin slices)
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar (for cucumbers)
  • 2 lb. ground pork
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 2 onions (cored and peeled, shaved thin)
  • 4 cloves garlic (cored, peeled, minced)
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar (for ground pork)
  • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 heads bibb lettuce (cored, leaves separated)
  • 8 cups jasmine rice (steamed)
  • mint (optional, for garnish)
  • Thai basil (optional, for garnish)
  • dry roasted peanuts (optional, for garnish)
  • Sriracha (optional, for garnish)
  • limes (optional, for garnish)
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    1. In a mixing bowl, combine the rice vinegar, salt, and 2 tsp. sugar, and whisk to combine. Add sliced cucumbers, cover with film and set aside.
    2. Heat a wok or large skillet until a drop of water dances on the surface and disappears. Add the oil, onions, and garlic.
    3. As soon as it is fragrant, add the ground pork and 2 Tbsp of sugar. Stir-fry, until the ground pork crisps into browned bits.
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