(Sing to the tune of "Happy Together"...the a cappella hit from the Nylons)
Imagine eggs and carbs, I do
I think about them day and night
It's only right
To think about the food you love
And cook it right
So tasty together
If I should buy some eggs
Invest in a pan
And you say you'll eat breakfast with me
And ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be
So very fine
So happy together
I can't see me loving nothing but eggs
For all my life
When they're with me
Baby the tummy is full
For all my life}.....
I made a retro-sounding snack, The "FRANKIE", a popular street snack in Bombay.
It is a tasty portable snack...very easy to throw together. Frankies with all kinds of fillings-meat, cheese, potatoes-are very popular all over Bombay and I am told that versions of these snacks exist all over India. My home-made version uses twice-cooked potatoes that are seasoned very generously so that each bite is a taste explosion. The egg wash makes it very filling and delicious!
To make 4 frankies, you need:
4 flour tortillas/rotis
2 large eggs
2 large/3 medium potatoes
1 pepper (red or green), diced
1 small onion, minced
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp red chilli powder/cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp aamchur (dry mango powder)
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1. Beat eggs with some salt and pepper and set aside
2. To make the filling: (a) Dice potatoes and place in a pan with water. Boil till just tender. Drain. (b) Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Fry the pepper and boiled potatoes till browned and crispy. (c) Remove pan from heat. Add onion, cilantro, lemon juice and all the spices, tasting to check that the mixture is tangy and well-seasoned. The filling is ready.
3. To assemble each frankie, heat a tortilla in a non-stick pan. Ladle some egg on the tortilla and spread around. Overturn the tortilla briefly to cook the egg. Flip back and let the torilla crisp-up on the non-eggy side. Remove from pan, add some filling and roll it up. Serve hot.
Do visit the happy sorceress for some great egg recipes and a lot of 70s nostalgia!