Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ugandan Rolex

One of the things you can find on every street vendor in Kampala is a Rolex. But not the kind you are thinking of. A Ugandan Rolex is an egg burrito inside a chapati. In fact, if you just drive down most any street in Kampala you will likely have rolexes brought to your car. The first time I had one of these was this hilarious story of trying one of the "not previously American approved restaurants" which turned out so fun and no one got sick. Ironically we all got sick from one of the Amer Approved restaurants lol. The owner was so excited to have Americans visit and did this whole welcoming thing - it was one of our favorite stories where we met the sweetest people. Anyhow - since most of his menu (not that there was a menu) was fish and meat, he offered to go buy us girls some rolex. Anyhow... I like to make it on occasion for my boy. Here you go!

  • 1 eggs
  • 1 thin chapati (or tortilla if you dont have any)
  • salt and pepper
  • handful of shredded cabbage
  • sliced tomato
  • cooking oil

  1. Mix egg and salt and pepper
  2. Pour egg mix into pan and fry it up on both sides
  3. Place egg round into chapati and throw back in pan
  4. Remove from pan and place a row of tomato and cabbage down the center
  5. Sprinkle more salt and pepper and other desired spices down the row
  6. Fold over one side and roll up the rest
  7. Enjoy!

Ugandan Chapati

Chapati is something that we learned about a little too late when we were in Uganda. One of our last nights, friends came over with it and were like "what you haven't tried it yet?". We actually had tried it when we ate Rolex - just didn't know it alone. It is somewhere between a flatbread, naan, or tortilla bread. It is not the easiest thing to cook right - but worth it when you do.

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • warm water
  • cooking oil
  • finely chopped purple onions
  • finely chopped garlic

  1. Mix flour, onion, and salt in a bowl
  2. Mix water in slowly until you get a thick dough
  3. Knead slowly adding in flour as need be
  4. Cover bowl of dough with a cloth and let it sit for a t least a half hour
  5. Preheat skillet and coat with oil
  6. Divide dough into small balls
  7. Flatten balls into rounds
  8. Dust chapati rounds with flour
  9. Fry on each side until both sides have brown marks
  10. Enjoy!


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