We are treating you to yet another amazing local-is-lekker recipe to celebrate Heritage Month in style with us. We’re taking this SA street food staple and turning into a gourmet meal. Who’s joining us for a yummy masala chicken gatsby?
Now if this isn’t a breakfast for champions, we don’t know what is. A good old proudly South African gatsby doesn’t have to be as plain as meat, slap chips and tomato sauce.
Cape Town’s signature sandwich, served up MK style. Say what now? Gatsbys are bread rolls split lengthways, filled with hot chips and meat, chicken or seafood, and covered with trimmings and sauce. The sandwich received its name because it’s as decadent as the wealthy characters in F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel (besides pickled fish, you can cram it full of Viennas, polony, masala steak or just about anything else you fancy). But that’s where the similarities end. Greasy, satisfying and now an SA cultural icon, this meal in a roll certainly gets a green light from us.