Several times each year the Apprentice makes the trip to San Diego to hang out, eat fish tacos, and escape from the New England weather. On this trip back to San Diego, he brought with him stories of his trip to Uganda and a new street food he ate while he was there, the rolex.
The rolex, as you can see, is a rolled up snack much like a burrito that is filled with a mixture of eggs and assorted vegetables. The wrapper is made of a thinly rolled, skillet cooked wheat bread called a chapati. The eggs are mixed with tomatoes, shredded cabbage, salt, and cooked much like an omelette. The whole thing is then flipped over, the bread is put on top to steam a little bit, and then flipped again. At this point, the cooking is completed and the concoction is rolled up, burrito-style, and served immediately. If you want the true street-food experience, the rolex is rolled tightly in newspaper for easy transport.
1 chapati (I used this recipe. If you don’t want to make your own, flour tortillas are a pretty good substitute.)
3-4 thin slices of tomato
small handful of shredded cabbage
pinch of salt
Preheat large frying pan or skillet over high heat. (I found a 12 inch cast iron pan worked well for making these.)
Break eggs into small bowl. Add cabbage, tomatoes, and salt, and mix with a fork until combined.
Add a small amount of oil to the pan and make sure the pan is coated all over. Pour eggs into pan trying to keep the mixture in a circular shape. In a 12 inch pan, the eggs will not run all the way to the edges of the pan.
Using a large spatula, check the under the edges of the egg to check for doneness. When the eggs are set, flip the entire mixture over. This can be a little difficult with a small spatula so use the biggest one you have. If you’re using a light pan, feel free to try and fling it in the air and attempt to flip them like a pancake. (extra difficult!)
Place chapati over the top of the eggs while they continue to cook for one to two more minutes. Using the spatula on one side and your hand on the other, flip the whole thing onto a plate.
Roll the egg and chapati up, burrito-style, to complete your rolex.