Saturday, August 11, 2007

Weeknight Dinner - Egg Roll



On days I plan to make some chicken in he evening, I remove the chicken from the freezer, in the morning before I leave for work. By the time I am back home in the evening, it well thawed and ready for cooking. But lately, in my morning rush to get out of the houseafter getting my daughter ready, dropping her at daycare and still trying to reach office at a respectable time of the morning, I seem to forget to take out the chicken or fish from the freezer. Today was one such morning, so I had to modify my original dinner plans and think of something new (and quick!). Usually whenever I am at a loss of what to make and want something I quick, I fall back on the versatile Egg Roll. Both my daughter and husband love eggs so it doesn't really matter what I put inside the roll, they are happy.


Ingredients:

4 Flour Tortillas (ideally rotis or home made parathas, but I am not fast enough to pull that off in less than 30 min and I really want to send this for Mallugirl's Summer Express Cooking event)

Eggs (1 per roll)

chopped onions

chopped tomatos

Some lettuce (or any greens of your choice)

Ketchup (mustard, coriander chutney or any other condiment of your choice)

Vegetable patties (or chicken or any leftover sabzi, or skip this altogether)




Here is the vegetable patty I use. Bought from Costco. I really like it's taste, much better than the usual garden burgers. In fact, the cafeteria at my work is pretty bad, so on days I don't have leftovers from the dinner to take to work for lunch, I throw in one of these patties and have it with bread.




Method:

Break eggs and mix in a bowl with salt
Pour some in a frying pan with a little oil and spread it to about the size of your roti/tortilla
When it is half cooked, put the tortilla on the egg.

Turn and cook the other side (one side should be coated with the egg and well cooked)

Remove from heat and add onions, tomatoes, ketchup greens. This is a versatile dinner add whatever you like.


Roll it up and eat!




Back home the Egg Roll serves more as an evening snack, but I turn into a full meal on days I am short on time.



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19 Comments:

Blogger Sharmi said...

never knew veggie patties are also sold. thats a good news. rolls look nice.

August 11, 2007 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Mahua said...

Wow, this looks so yummy and reminds me of my Kolkata summer vacation days where I would eat rolls every day from Bedwin (hope I spelt it right). I would look forward to my summer holidays every year so that I could go to Kolkata and eat rolls.

At Costco, I found these nice chicken meatballs and you can micvrowave it and crumble it to add to the rolls. Try it some day when you have time.

August 11, 2007 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger SJ said...

@ Sharmi, yes, though I have seen this variety only at our local Costco. I would expect Trader Joes to have some good veg-patties as well.

@ Mahua, I'll try the chicken meatballs as well. I am vary of trying ot new things at Costco because if no one else at home likes it, I will be stuck with 3 months worth of the new item :-) With your reco, I'll probably try the chicken meatballs if I spot them.
BTW, aami Portland-e chakri korchi. Can be reached at a_pinch_of_spice@yahoo.com

August 11, 2007 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous bhags said...

nice one SJ...real quick for a dinner

August 11, 2007 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Asha said...

Tortillas are great substitute for Chapatis,in fact better! Looks delicious.
When you take the chicken out of the freezer, you put it in the fridge to thaw,right?
Great entry!:)

August 12, 2007 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Raaga said...

I too love egg rolls and we have them often. :-)

August 12, 2007 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Sia said...

what a brillent way to make egg rolls using tortilla. thanks for giving me another way to prepare a quick meal:)

August 13, 2007 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

I have not seen this brand SJ, hsall be on the look out. I usually buy Morning Star

Darun Egg Roll !!!!!!! I make the un-healthier version with Porota (not home made, the frozen ones). It tastes just like the Rolls at the Kolkata stalls and is as unhealthy :)

August 13, 2007 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger SJ said...

@ Bhags, thanks.

@ Asha-ji, I leave it in the fridge only in summer, otherwise I leave t outside

@ Raaga, do post your version sometime, there are so many interesting variations one can spin with it.

@ Sia, true, laziness gives one new ideas :-)

@ Sandeepa, Aah the store bought porottas, that would make it sinfully delicious. I love them but have promised to hit the treadmill before buying them again.(probably be a looong time) :-)

August 13, 2007 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger sweta said...

hey,
i got to your blog through sushmita gupta's website. i wonder if u will even remem me... sweta khilani (st. teresa's, cal)

do send me your email and we can chat.
heres mine swetakhilani(at)gmail.com

nice blog by the way.

August 25, 2007 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

Tomar comment ta dekhlam, eta to daycare ei jaay. Oder okhanei Kindergarten obdi jabe !!! Amader township has no Pre-K and only half day Kindergarten so she will not go there until later.

Kintu ora ei class ta ke Pre-K bole because many towships have Pre-K in public school. Everything is same except for more porashuno :)
S er to next year Pre-K hoto kintu private daycare bole they let her go even though she is not yet 4. So it felt like a big step for me:)

Also these are more like pre-scools than daycare after age 3 I think. Many parents send their kids for the 3 hour pre-scool stuff, so I guess it is more like pre-school starting then

September 6, 2007 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Mahua said...

SJ, I got my India tickets from Prakash. Thanks a lot for the info, he gave me a very good deal that too for December. where did you disappear ? Must be busy with work. I will be visiting portland this weekend to meet my roommate from grad school. Take care

September 6, 2007 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

anekdin post nei, ki byapar ?

September 15, 2007 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

SJ

Pujor anek anek shubhechcha roilo

sandeepa

October 19, 2007 at 6:33 AM  
Anonymous Mahua said...

Shubho Bijoya to you and your hubby and lot of hugs to your little daughter. Where did you disappear SJ ? Miss reading your blog.

October 22, 2007 at 9:56 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Hey!

Loved your recipe... I have actually tried this one at home and they were good. Try using fresh lemon juice squeezed into julienned onions, green chillies and coriander leaves for a change in the filling... that is true Calcuttan egg roll for you!

Will call you soon.
Take care.
S

October 30, 2007 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Sandeepa said...

SJ
Hope you are doing fine after the storm or was it not in your re

December 6, 2007 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Shilpa said...

Hi SJ, thanks for your latest comment! :) enjoy your trip to Bombay and hopefully, you'll post about it! Good to know someone else has been MIA longer than I have been! :)

December 14, 2007 at 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Mona said...

Wow, right now i'm so hungry and this wrap is so apealing and tempting! Wish i could one from the picture!

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March 6, 2008 at 10:40 AM  

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