Spaghetti omelets are the national breakfast of choice for Cameroon. While they sound weird, and have enough carbs to prepare you to run a marathon, they are delicious! When you find you have leftover spaghetti from dinner, feel free to give this favorite of ours a try for breakfast and experience a little bit of Cameroon from your home!
Ingredients (for 2):
1 cup spaghetti, cooked and drained
½ small onion, diced
1 tomato, diced
½ green bell pepper, diced
Salt and Pepper
4 eggs, scrambled
1 baguette-style loaf of bread
margarine of mayonnaise
Heat a decent amount of oil in the skillet. The ingredients above are for 2 servings, you can either do it all together to make one large omelet, and then split it, or divide the ingredients and do it in two different batches. The end result will be the same either way.
Add the spaghetti, onion, tomato, green bell pepper and salt and pepper to the heating oil.
When the vegetables have become soft and the spaghetti is slightly crispy and hot, pour the egg over the top.
Once the egg has set a little, flip (carefully!) to cook the other side.
When egg is fully cooked, serve immediately.
Cameroonians will eat their omelets with about half a loaf of bread, making an omelet type sandwich. They will either put mayonnaise or butter on their bread first and then add their omelet. It sounds weird, we thought it was super bizarre the first time we heard of it, but, try it – it is delicious! Bon appétit!