The rustic name of this dish is “Taapu Egg”. Well that was when we were kids and had no tact or skill in
food naming. Now that I have been a masterchef addict, it will be nice to add that touch. I could call this a “Deconstructed Omlette Sandwich with Basil and Garlic infusion” Or an “Upside Down Omlette Sandwich with stir fried shallots and garlic in tomato sauce”
2 slices of bread
1/2 an onion finely chopped
1/2 a tomato diced
1 green chilly chopped
1 tsp hot and sweet tomato sauce
3-4 basil leaves finely chopped (can use parsley, coriander leaves, etc)
1 slice of garlic chilly cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
Heat a pan and pour 1/2 tbsp of oil. Add the chilly and the onions together and stir till onions are light pink. You could add the salt immediately after you put the onions in. It will help in frying the onions quickly. Add the tomatoes and stir it for 2 minutes. Add pepper to taste. Mix the ketchup too. You could add other herbs like oregano, rosemary, and so on. You could also add other veggies like bell pepper or potatoes. My brother doesn’t like them too much, hence I avoid them. Spread the vegetables sufficiently on the slice of bread. Add cheese layer on top and sandwich it with the other slice of bread. Keep the sandwich aside.
Beat the eggs together in a bowl. Add salt and the basil leaves. You could add chilly flakes too, if you like it hot. Beat till fluffy.
Heat a flat pan and add 1/2 a tbsp of oil. Spread the egg batter on the pan. After 1 minute, place the sandwich on top of the omelette, gently. Fold the wet edges of the omelette onto the sandwich. The trick is to place it while its still wet as it will allow it to stick to the sandwich. Now turn the entire sandwich, with the egg, around, on the pan and let the bread base toast for a bit. And there, time to eat the special Taapu Egg.
Its quite filling and quite high on calories. You can tweak the whole thing to make it healthy :). Use 1 egg only or use just egg whites, dont use cheese, use brown bread and blaaa :). Thats about it.