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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Haitian Egg Sandwich

In Port Au Prince there is a hospital called CDTI. Across from the hospital's main entrance there is a lady who makes egg sandwiches. She has all of the ingredients on a little table. She has a gas powered burner and a wok.

I heard about her well before I was even in country. Her sandwiches are famous, so needless to say I paid close attention to what she was doing. Here is a photo of her finished product:

I have recreated the process at home.

Take some thinly sliced onions, finely diced green pepper and some thinly sliced garlic and saute in butter until nice and soft. Then add some thin wedges of tomato and some finely sliced green onion and cook until tomatoes are just starting to soften.

Remove onion mixture from pan and fry some meat. She used sliced up salami of some sort and some pieces of dried fish. I found some ham in the fridge so that is what I used.

Remove ham from pan and scramble some eggs with a little salt and pepper. Return meat and vegies to the pan and stir up.

Slice a small loaf of soft French bread lengthwise. For my sandwich I used a loaf of homemade Cuban Bread. Spread mayo and ketchup on the roll.

Fill with egg mixture and serve hot. It would be best to have a bottle of hot sauce handy.