So, Roti John is a breakfast food popular in Singapore and Malaysia. Legend has it, the recipe was conceived when a Caucasian male (just like Indonesians who called them ‘Bule’, locals there calls them ‘John) was requesting a meat sandwich for breakfast. Hah, if I were the locals, I’d serve him some Egg sandwiched between 2 white breads. The Locals? Nah, they’re going ape nuts by mixing meat, onion, and eggs before smashing a baguette on top to finish it off.
So here it is, ROTI JOHN.
Ready? Here We Go!
Step 1 – Heat oil in a non-stick pan on high heat. Stir fry meat, moving constantly. Add all the meat seasonings one by one while stirring. When meat turns brown, about 2 minutes, it’s done. Set aside to cool.
|Stir the meat quickly. This will help to prevent it from sticking|
|Add all the seasonings|
Step 2 – Crack the eggs into a bowl; add the diced onion and the meat. Give a nice mix with a fork. Set aside while you heat a small amount of oil in the pan.
|A lump of ugly mess. But it is going to be tasty!|
Step 3 – Pour the mixture into the pan, just enough that it covers ¾ of the pan. Quickly put the bread in, and give it a nice press so the mixture will stick to it. Cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.
|The mixture is looking lovely!|
|Press it down!|
Step 4 – Once you see the edges started to brown, give the sandwich a flip, and toast the other side for another 2 minutes, or until it reaches your liking.
Step 5 – When finished, sliced into portions, give it a shower of condiments and…
Step 6 – SERVE!
And that's how you make, Roti John.