South Korean Toast (To Commemorate The Visit Of The President Of South Korea)
I made a healthy version of a standard breakfast in South Korea. Over there, you can buy this kind of toast anywhere from a food stall. It's very nutritious and hearty, and gives you energy for the morning. Try it for lunch or in a bento too.
Finely shred the cabbage and carrot. Beat the egg and add the shredded vegetables to it. Rip up the cheese and add to the egg mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
Toast the bread.
Heat some oil in a frying pan. Add the egg mixture from step 1 and pan fry over low-medium heat. When it's lightly browned turn it over. Press down to make a thin omelette.
Spread the bread thinly with margarine (optional) and top with the omelette. Add the ham slice, ketchup and mayonnaise. Put the other piece of bread on top and it's done.
Use a tamagoyaki pan to make the omelette. If you make the omelette using about 2/3rd of the pan, it's the perfect size for the bread!
I highly recommend having this with soy milk.
I ordered an omelette for breakfast at a hotel, and put it between two slices of bread for an instant Korean toast. Give it try when you're out for breakfast.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love Korean toast, but the reality is that for a perpetual dieter like me, the sugar and oil in them is an issue. In South Korea the toast is becoming healthier every year due to the the increasing popularity of a healthy lifestyle.
I'm sorry the recipe name is so exaggerated. I wanted to commemorate the visit to Japan by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak with something that I thought he might have liked when he used to be a regular salaryman.
The ketchup and mayonnaise make this sandwich tasty enough, so you can skip the margarine if you like. I put some cheese in, but the sandwich is also great with tuna or ham. You can also just add some raw shredded vegetables instead of mixing them in. I think this sandwich is more authentic if you use a regular inexpensive sliced sandwich bread rather than a fancy expensive one. So many people have made their own delicious variations. Thank you so much.