Khaifu sai ahahn farang paeng (omelettes)
The title of this snack is my Sister-in-Law's idea of a joke -- in Thai
it means "an omellete made from expensive foreign food" -- the expensive
food in question being Hormel brand Spam and Fray Bentos brand corned
beef. -- these are however grossly expensive in Thailand, costing
several dollars a can (this meal would cost a laborer several days
1 tin of Spam
1 tin of Corned Beef
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
one tablespoon of sweet soy
one tablespoon of prik phom (powdered red chili)
one tablespoon of garlic
one tablespoon of ginger
one tablespoon of shallots
one tablespoon of red prik chi fa (jalapenas)
one tablespoon of green prik chi fa
for the omellettes
3 duck eggs
3 teaspoons of fish sauce
Take a medium tin of corned beef and break it up with a fork. Take a
similar sized tin of Spam, and cut it into small dice. Combine.
This should give you about a cup of meat.
Add a tablespoon of fish sauce, and a tablespoon of dark sweet soy, and
stir in a tablespoon of prik phom (ground red chilis).
Leave to marinade for about an hour.
Beat 3 duck eggs, with three teaspoons of fish sauce.
Now in a wok saute a tablespoon of garlic, a tablespoon of ground
ginger, and a tablespoon of shallots (purple onions).
Add the marinaded meat, and stir fry until the meat begins to turn
brown. Add a tablespoon of chopped red and a tablespoon of chopped green
prik chi fa (Thai jalapenas)
Stir the meat mix, to amalgamate the ingredients, and if desired add
freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
In a 10" omellette pan, fry half the egg mix. When it is set on the pan
side, spoon half the meat mix neatly into the center in a rectangular
shape, and fold the edges of the omellette over the meat to form a
parcel. Flip it over and fry until sealed and the egg is cooked through.
Similarly cook the other half of the mixture.
Cut each omelette in two, and serve with other snack/linch foods (such
as pad Thai, pad mi Korat, som tam...)
Special thanks to - Muoi Khuntilanont.