No, it has nothing to do with watches, Rolexes are a Ugandan street food with a Chapati, Onions, Peppers and Egg – and very tasty!
Its name is derived by saying “roll of eggs” quickly in a Luganda accent, though they are better known as Rolexes rather than as rolls of eggs. A Rolex might be compared to a breakfast-burrito or rolled omelette. In Uganda, this is a typical greasy street-vendor offering available at busy intersections at a cart with an umbrella (for shade), cutting board, and charcoal cookstove with rounded metal hot-plate.
The basic idea of a Rolex is an egg omelette cooked cabbage, onion, carrot, pepper and sometimes with other ingredients, which is then wrapped in a chapati
- Finely chop cabbage, onion and pepper
- Grate the carrot and cut the tomato
- Crack 2 eggs into a bowl
- Add the vegetables and a pinch of salt into the eggs bowl, then Whisk to combine the ingredients
- Add vegetable oil onto a hot pan
- Pour the Mix onto a hot pan and Carefully flip the egg and vegetable mix
- Once the eggs are cooked, place the chapati on top of the egg/omelette and turn it the other way round.
- Take the chapati and egg/omelette out onto your working surface, Add tomatoes, salt and chilli to taste.
- Roll it up and serve.