Roti John

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Asian cuisine

Quick and easy

“Roti John is essentially an omelette sandwich, popular as a Malay breakfast or snack item in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore.”

When the family and I lived in Brunei when I was 10-11. Every day after school, my brother and I would ask my mom to take us to the supermarket that was down the road from our home. My brother would religiously order roti John because it was the fastest snack to make.

You would need:

1 baguette
1 minced lamb, beef, chicken or a tin of sardines
1/2 an onion
1 garlic
Season salt, pepper and cumin powder
1 teaspoon of sambal oelek
3 eggs
1 tablespoon of oil

Sauce:
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (if you’d like it spicier)
1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)

Note to self: when frying the minced meat and omelette, cook for one portion which requires half of the required quantity

Preheat your pan on medium to low heat, drizzle some oil and fry the sliced onions without it colouring, then mix in the finely minced garlic. In a bowl, crack your eggs and season it with salt, pepper and sambal chili sauce, whisk well and leave aside. Just before frying the minced meat of your choice, season it with salt and cumin powder before adding it into the frying pan. When the minced meat is cooked, check it’s seasoning then pore in the egg leaving to scramble for a less a minute. Cut the bread in half and flatten it over the omelette, pressing it down with your hand till the egg is cooked to your liking. lastly, in another bowl, mix in the ketchup, sweet chilli sauce and sriracha sauces and spread it over the omelette filling.

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Born into a family that love food, Kelsey inherited her cookery skills from both her grandmother and mother that enable her to prepare delicious home cooked meals.

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