Note: For easiest results, use a mandoline to make the initial slices of carrot and daikon, then a knife to cut the slices into strips.
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Vietnamese Pickled Daikon and Carrots for Banh Mì (Do Chua)
About This Recipe
|Yield:||Makes about 1 quart|
|Active time:||10 minutes|
|Total time:||10 minutes (for best results, let rest for at least 1 day)|
|Special equipment:||Mandoline slicer|
- 1 large carrot, peeled, cut into strips 1/8th-inch square and 3 inches long (about 2 cups)
- 1 medium daikon radish, peeled, cut into strips 1/8th-inch square and 3 inches long (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
Combine carrots, radish, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Using fingertips, massage salt and sugar into vegetables until dissolved. Add water and rice vinegar. Pack vegetables into a quart-sized mason jar. Pickles can be used immediately, or for best results, seal jar and refrigerate at least overnight and up to 1 week.