It’s really hard to find a good Roti John nowadays and in Thailand, probably non-existent. This dish was created in Singapore in the 70s and is still popular throughout Singapore & Malaysia today. One of the best Roti Johns were served up in a hawker centre at the Botanical Gardens eons ago. It is now no longer there, but plenty more sprung up in other places. Sad to say, I haven’t found any good Roti Johns to rave about. So I have been making them at home, accompanied with my very own home-made chilli sauce, for a simple, yet enjoyable meal.
Heat up woke with about 2 tablespoonful of oil. Fry onions, green chillies till browned and add in minced beef
When meat turned slightly brown, add paprika, coriander, salt and pepper to taste
Fry them all for a little bit more and set aside
Separately, beat the eggs and then mix in the fried minced beef into it
Slice the baguette into pieces and smear ingredients in #4 onto the white side of the bread
Heat up the pan and add some butter when hot.
Pan fry the bread the meat face down onto the pan. Flip the bread to brown the other side. Then turn it back again and press down the pan to squeeze out any leftover eggs on the bread. Repeat till all meat ingredients and bread are used up
To make the chilli sauce, cut up the dried chillies and soak in hot water for about 10 minutes and drain.
Blend in the chillies with a little bit of water
Heat up a deep pan with 1 teaspoonful of oil. When hot, add in the blended chillies
Stir occasionally to prevent the chillies from drying out or burnt. Add some water if it becomes too dry
Squeeze the lime juice and add into the liquid.
Occasionally stir until the chilli gives out a very deep red colour
Add sugar and salt to taste. Add more sugar if you prefer it to be sweeter to tone down the spiciness of the chillies
Pop the roti in the oven for a few minutes before serving it with chilli sauce so the bread would be more crispy than chewy.
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You can also eat it with mayonnaise in addition to the chilli sauce.