One wok red onion and bread stir fry

From all my recipes, it is safe to say that we eat and eat and eat. One would expect that we take food at a leisurely pace come Sunday… wrong, that is when the roasts come over to visit.

This past Sunday was one of those rare days, an exception to the norm. My dad decided to hop on a plane and visit his brother in Jozi who had a bit of a health set back, which threw a spanner in the works because he thought of this idea just as I was prepping Sunday lunch. Everything had to go back in the freezer.

Again, I thought I could sleep late, because seeing as my mother is not that fussy of an eater… or so she says and I could easily order something online to eat, I was mistaken. I had to get up at the crack of dawn for an early morning airport drop off.

Let me just say one thing, the last time I was anywhere near the airport was back in my varsity days, when I drove past it twice a day, the ride there wasn’t too bad, I attempted to snooze in the back seat but my mother screaming at my father for driving so fast, taking his foot off the clutch to quickly and attempting to drive in the double digits on the freeway was enough to keep my eyes open and pray that my dad wouldn’t wear my gears out.

The ride home was more stressful, seeing as I was driving and not that familiar with the area and it was still dark outside… I arrived home with a killer headache, gone was the sleep I always seem to be craving and also in our custom, when a family member is travelling long distance, we aren’t supposed to sleep till they arrive at their destination so I was “banned” from sleeping. To keep myself awake, I decided to get a head start of Monday’s breakfast. The recipe says it tastes better if it is eaten the following day… a perfect get ahead recipe in my books.

Although we did eat the breakfast this morning, an entire day letter, it tasted soo much more delicious than it did when I taste tested it while I was busy making.

PS: The drive back to the airport for the pick up was easy worst… Again, I took the freeway in the night and who knew people could drive so fast, I beat my dad’s record, there was stage that I was driving 70km/pm in a 100km/pm zone. He would be so proud of me, but I didn’t mention that.


  • 3 x tbsp. oil.
  • 1 x tbsp. butter.
  • 1 x red onion, sliced.
  • 1 x chilli, sliced.
  • ½ x tsp salt.
  • 1 x tsp black pepper.
  • 5 x slices of bread, cubed.
  • 3 x eggs whisked together with a little milk.
  • 3 x tbsp. coriander, chopped.


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the butter and allow to melt and start to foam.
  • Add the onion and chilli and cook till the onions are soft.
  • Add the bread and cook till lightly brown on both slides.
  • Pour in the eggs and give it a good stir.
  • Cover with a lid and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and using a fork, break up any big lumps.
  • Remove from the stove and mix in the coriander.

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