No, in Uganda, a Rolex is not usually going to be a fancy, high-priced wristwatch. Rolex is Uganda’s favorite fast food. It is available everywhere, in restaurants and in the market at street vendors, pre-prepared and ready to eat. Rolex is basically a chapati, rolled up with seasoned scrambled eggs, or maybe cabbage and tomatoes inside – sometimes all three. It is cheap, oh-so-tasty, and you can now experience Ugandan Rolex right at home!
Ugandan Rolex Traditional Recipe-
(Makes 1 Rolex)
- 1 large, or 2 small chicken eggs
- 1 large thinly-rolled Chipati (For a recipe for making chapatis, click here)
- 1/3 cup shredded cabbage
- 1/4 cup diced tomato
- salt, to taste
- palm oil
Making Rolex Directions:
- Break egg(s) into a shallow cup, add pinch of salt, and beat with a fork.
- Pour the eggs onto a large (preferably iron) saucepan into a thin 8″ circle.
- Use a large spoon to rotate the eggs for even cooking. Flip once. Cook until the eggs are cooked through.
- Lift eggs with a spoon and place the chapati underneath the eggs and warm together for 10-20 seconds, rotating if cooking surface has uneven temperature.
- Remove egg-covered chapati from heat.
- Along the center of the chapati (but to the right side) sprinkle a stripe of cabbage, and slightly overlapped tomatoes.
- Sprinkle another pinch of salt over toppings.
- Now roll the chipati up. Bring one side over far enough to tuck in the toppings, then fold the other side up and over to seal.
- If you are going to eat your Ugandan Rolex on the go, wrap it in some plastic wrap, open at one end, to keep it from dripping on you.
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