Friday, April 2, 2010

Roti John

This is what I made for Hub to bring to work, managed to get this done within 15mins ; ))
For those who are not familiar with this dish, it is a popular breakfast in Singapore. You can usually find this in a Indian store at the hawker centre. Roti means 'bread' and John well most people believe is the person who requested/ invented this dish when Singapore was under the British colony. That's why it is always serve with ketchup but us being Singaporean often replace that with sweet chilli ; ) You can know so much about one's culture from the food they eat isn't it?

Anyway here's the recipe:

What you need
Half a loaf of baguette bread
About 1 cup of minced pork or beef
Abt 1/2 cup chopped onion
2 eggs (I used 2 to get the authentic 'hawker taste'; hey they are businessman too and eggs are cheaper than meat!!)
3 tbsp light soy sauce
Big dash of pepper (we use white pepper)

What to do
1. Mix all the ingredients (except bread) together
2. Cut baguette into halves, lengthwise
3. Spread meat mixture onto the bread (on the white part)
4. Heat up 1tbsp oil in saucepan
5. Pan fry meat side down and cover to ensure the meat is cooked. Fry till brown.
6. Turn bread over and fry for abt 5 mins too
7. Slice and serve with ketchup or Maggi sweet chilli..

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