Yes my French-Fries Lover Friends, you read that right. Breakfast has become a lot more addictive with this Tanzanian special dish Chips Mayai (French Fries Omelette). The sound of it is so tempting in itself, for the not-so-breakfast-kind person like me this is an absolute breakfast treat.
When I first came to know about the existence of this dish on a blog that I follow The Desi Dossier, I was so tempted by the idea that I had to try it. But, as I’m ME, I had to do some research and had to find out where this dish came from and who invented it and everything about it. To my surprise, this very simple yet delicious dish came out of Tanzania and it is said to be a very famous dish there. One that you’ll find in every restaurant, and at every corner of the street.
The name Chips Mayai is in Sawahili the national language of Tanzania, where Mayai means Eggs and chips are French Fries so French Fries in Eggs or Eggs in French Fries.They serve it as a snack or street food with a side of some salad they call Kachumbari and Chili Sauce. But I like having it for breakfast and its so ridiculously good that you’d love it too!
Tanzanian Chips Mayai (French Fries Omelette)
by Hirra Pervaiz October-20-2015
Breakfast just got a lot more delicious with Chips Mayai, French Fries in an Omelette!
Prep time: Total time: Yield: serves 1
Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
Make yourself a good amount of French Fries or use store bought (I made my fries myself, just the way I like them)
In a bowl whisk the eggs, add salt and pepper to taste. Add French fries to the bowl and mix it all well
In a pan heat oil and add the fries-egg mixture to it. Cook for 3-4 minutes until golden from bottom then flip and cook the other side
Serve hot with your favorite chili sauce, bread or have it as is, Enjoy!
You can check out this post here to master the art of making the perfect omelette.
It was World Egg Day on October 10th, 2014. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the many benefits of Eggs. Owing to this day, I thought of making a contribution too with my Cheese Omelet recipe
Here is a quick fact: Did you know that one chicken can lay about 250 to 300 eggs in a year? Thank you lovely chickens, as this ingredient (Egg) has become the hero of the Kitchen and daily meals.
Eggs, without a doubt are superfood as they are rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. This champion ingredient can truly transform any meal breakfast, lunch or dinner into something special and it’s AFFORDABLE too! For more egg related recipes visit my RecipeIndex
So coming back to our Cheese Omelet recipe. As you know by now that I’m a cheese lover. If not yet, read about me and my stories on ShortStoryThursday. This recipe is very simple to make, and with a few ingredients we’ll make a fancy omelet and eventually you’ll have a fancy breakfast. Now isn’t that GREAT?
The best thing I like about this omelet is the melted cheese oozing out, the crispy golden bread to go with it and the right blend of flavors in the egg- it is completely DIVINE! Also, in this recipe the secret omelet making tool is “THE SPATULA”.Yes! You read it right, it eases the omelet making process and it’s folding too.
Meanwhile you can also learn this great omelet making technique from the Chef- Julia Child herself!
Try it out and let me know in the comments below How do you do your eggs in the morning?
by Hirra Pervaiz October-13-2014
Oh so Cheesy! Breakfast omelet oozing with cheese-sheer goodness!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 serving
2 Eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp Water
a pinch Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
a dash Red chili flakes (optional)
1/4 tsp Dried thyme (optional)
2 tsp Butter
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese
Break eggs in a bowl, season and whisk
Now add water and whisk it lightly. (you can even use milk instead of water, but water makes it more fluffier)
Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat. Add the butter. When it starts sizzling and foaming spread it all over the pan
Add the eggs to the pan and shake vigorously. Scramble the egg a bit and keep shaking the pan for about 6 to 8 seconds
When you start seeing some semi-solid curds, just swivel the pan so that the runny eggs spread around the pan
Now let the egg cook for a few seconds. When the egg seems to be set, run the spatula around the edges to free the eggs from the base.
Turn off the heat. Sprinkle the cheese in the center. Fold the omelet from the sides and then slide it on to the serving plate