Community Recipe: Roti John


This Community Recipe was uploaded by the user Jamie.

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I liked the sound of this recipe because it's named after a guy called John, which sounds kind of like Jamie if you think about it. Anyway it's also a delicious spicy beef and egg sandwich, which is right up my street!


  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 ea green chilli
  • 1 ea green pepper
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 200 g minced beef
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 4 ea eggs
  • 4 ea short baguettes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 sprigs coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 ea spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
Fry the veg

Step 1

Fry The Veg

Peel and finely dice the onion. Peel and mince the garlic. Finely dice and deseed the chilli and green pepper. Heat the oil in a frying pan, over a medium-high heat and fry the onion, garlic, chilli and pepper for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, until the veg begins to soften. Transfer to a small bowl and wipe the pan clean.

fry the beef

Step 2

Fry The Beef

Add a little more oil and turn the heat right up. Fry the beef, not moving it too much, so that it browns really well. Stir and repeat to get it really brown. it can end up in chunks… that’s ok! Add the veg back into the pan after 15 minutes of frying, then stir in the curry powder. Fry for another few minutes, season well with salt and leave to cool for 5 minutes.

Combine everything

Step 3

Combine Everything

Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk. Tip most of the beef mixture, saving 4 tbsp for garnish into the eggs and stir to combine everything. Slice the baguettes open lengthways and spread the beef/egg mixture over the inside of the baguette.

Cook the egg mix

Step 4

Cook The Egg Mix

Wipe out your frying pan again and add the butter. Let it foam up, then add the baguette, filling side down. Fry for 2 minutes, until the egg begins to brown. Close the baguette like a sandwich and fry the outside to get it to crisp up.


Step 5


Slice the sandwich in half and garnish the top with some extra beef mince, sliced spring onions, chopped coriander, ketchup and mayonnaise. Serve up and enjoy! Makes 2 baguettes

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