Monday, April 09, 2012


I have no idea how this sandwich got it's's sound Mat Salleh (western) but it is a popular street food in Malaysia and Singapore. Roti John is a sandwich and omelet in one. Beef, eggs, chopped shallots and chili paste are stirred together and spread on a split French baguette. The bread is cooked in a pan, on both sides, then sliced before serving. It may sound plain but the addition of chili paste — or sambal, as it is called in Singapore and Malaysia — really gives this sandwich omelet an amazing kick.

I made the omelette the murtabak way.....with minced beef and curry powder. I don't use's a bit hard instead I bought the long hot dog bread. Toast the bread with extra crunchy and it made the sandwich fantastic

Roti John

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1 small onion, quartered and finely sliced (or chopped)
125g minced beef
1 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 small chili, fined chopped (optional)
3 large eggs
4 long, thin buns (mine were called ranch rolls)


Heat a frying pan over medium heat and heat the oil. Toss in the onion and fry for about a minute before adding the minced beef. Brown the meat and add the chili (if using) and the tablespoon of curry powder. Continue cooking for a couple more minutes and then set this meat mixture aside in a bowl to cool. Wipe out the frying pan.

Split the buns lengthwise and toast them on both sides in the frying pan.

When the meat mixture has cooled a bit, crack in the eggs, add salt to taste and mix it all together. Return the pan to the heat (if it was taken off) and toss in a small pat of butter to melt. Spread the button around the pan. Spoon the egg and meat mixture on the inside surfaces on the buns and slap them down quickly onto the pan. Cook until the egg has set and has browned nicely. Repeat until all the buns and all the egg and meat mixture is used up. Serve the roti john hot – you can either keep them as open faced sandwiches or press the two halves together.

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1 comment:

Gee® said...

Paty! order roti john satu yer...pos ke kUantan tau....

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