Wednesday, 4 November 2015



In basic terms, a gatsby is a whole lot of food. These are the ingredients: polony, salad, chips, onion, eggs and anything else you desire. It's very popular in Durban and Cape Town
Helena Kruger
Maggie De Castro
Ek het nou gatsby gegoogle en die hele storie daaroor gelees.. hoe interessant was dit nie!!! Hierdie... net 'n gedeelte daaruit....

"Today, the round roll has been replaced with a long loaf for the sake of easy cutting (Gatsbies are meant to be share
d amongst several people), and many new versions have evolved – there’s everything from a masala steak and cheese option to a calamari and fish combo to a vienna, russian sausage and polony beast called the Full House.
This colossal sandwich is not just a meal; it’s a way of life, a cultural symbol and especially for those living on the Cape Flats and an important part of their heritage....."
- Ek LOVE the Cape!!
Veronchia Pelton Engel
Chips lots of it.... You can add fried viennas....or chicken strips fried to your flavour or masala fried steak.... You can also add lettuce and tomato on top


Masala Steak Gatsby Sandwich
While there are different variations on the Gatsby (masala steak, chicken, polony, vienna sausage, calamari, fish, chargrilled steak, salad and a variety of sauces) the rules state is MUST always contain slap chips…or it is
n’t a Gatsby! And it should always be shared. –
In America a similar sandwich (without always including slap chips) is called the American hoagie. In France it’s called an American (and does include the chips); and in the UK it’s named the Chip Butty.
The Gatsby sandwich is popular by day with workers and by night with party-goers.
The recipe below is for the extremely popular masala (mixed spice) steak.
- Author: Fazila Olla-Logday
Serves: 2

Masala steak gatsby sandwichIngredients
•500gr steak, thinly sliced against the grain
•1large onion thinly sliced
•1 tomato, grated
•A glug of oil
•2 tsps ginger and garlic paste
•1 tsp salt
•1 tsp cumin, ground
•1 tsp coriander, ground
•2 tsps curry powder
•1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
•1 large soft baguette
•Freshly fried chips
•Handful of shredded lettuce
•Sliced tomato and cucumber
•Tomato sauce or peri-peri sauce
•cheddar cheese, grated (optional)

1.Combine all the spices and rub into the meat.
2.Heat a glug of oil in a saucepan.
3.Add the onion and braise until golden brown.
4.Add the meat and cook with the lid on over medium heat for about 45 minutes until the meat is tender.
5.Add the tomato and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.
6.Cut the baguette lengthwise.
7.Spread some sauce of your choice on both sides of the baguette
8.Add steak to the bottom half of the baguette
9.Add a layer of lettuce and tomato then pack the soft chips on top of that.
10.Add more sauce
11.Add cheese if using.
Close the sandwich and enjoy!
Tip: best eaten on the same day!
Maré Nieuwoudt

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