Sunday, October 3, 2010

Red Dwarf Food: Triple Fried Egg Chili Chutney Sandwich Recipe

The trick, Lister says, is to eat it before the bread dissolves.


Extensive research and recipe testing has been done to get this sandwich recipe as perfectly accurate as possible to the sandwich in the Red Dwarf episode, Thanks for the Memory. Many versions of this sandwich are out there on the web, but I think this one is the most accurate to the show. When making this recipe, keep in mind that it's Lister who recommends it. Lister, with his one remaining taste bud and his British equivalent of white trash eating habits. Ironically, it's DELICIOUS.

Most recipes I've read assume the 'triple' refers to the number of eggs, but if you watch the sandwich scene closely, you'll notice that the 'triple' refers to the number of pieces of bread. Which incidentally, should be the cheapest white bread you can find: would Lister really eat whole grains? Artisan bread? Specialty Loaves? Not on your life.

Four eggs turned out to be the magic number, fried to a runny, gloppy perfection. This is NOT a neat sandwich.

The chutney we found is an inexpensive, gooey and sweet concoction more like jam than anything else and it pours beautifully, making a perfect mess of the bread. Lord knows what it's made of (something brown?). If your chutney has fruit that can actually be identified, it's too fancy - something only used by class traitors. Gourmet chutney can lead to freqenting WBs, eating tapas, hankerin' for pine kitchens... who KNOWS where it could end?!

The one compromise we were forced to make was that we had a hard time finding East Indian chili sauce in the Pacific Northwest. We're sure that's what Lister would have used, but lacking that we got the next best thing, Rooster Sauce, which is easily as hot and since it's from Southeast Asia, it uses similar peppers for the base.


3 slices of the cheapest white bread you can find.
4 Eggs, fried with runny yolks.
Chili Sauce
Chutney

Spread generous amounts of chutney and chili sauce on two slices of the bread.


Place 2 fried eggs each on the prepared bread.

Stack the layers, placing the third piece of bread on the top.


*Eating this sandwich should feel like you're having a baby. If not, you need more chili.

EDIT: Try it with a Beer Milkshake.

22 comments:

  1. http://www.BrassBrutal.2ya.com
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  2. I just did. its legendary. need beer.
    Martin Š.

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  3. Actually, I always assumed they were talking about Chili Chutney. Its an Indian (and african) food where you actually make the chutney out of chili peppers (such as Serrano) and it makes a nice green spicy chutney sauce. (You can google recipes)

    Since Lister loves Indian food so much, I thought he was using Chili Chutney, not Chili and Chutney.

    Though most recipes online seem to assume they are separate.

    Just a thought.

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  4. Huh! Interesting possibility there, Orcrist. We might have to try that!

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  5. In reading the quote from the show, it's clearly stated that chili sauce and chutney are separate ingredients :)

    Rimmer: I want a triple fried egg sandwich...
    Lister: With chili sauce and chutney!

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  6. Mrs Balls Chutney might not resemble any traditional chutney but god damnit it tastes good.

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  7. I just want to know if she knew what she was getting into when she married Mr. Balls.

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  8. 4 eggs? You're clearly not getting eggs from the same mob I am getting them from. 4 eggs and I'd cause heart disease in my neighbours!

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  9. This is awesome!!

    My gf and I have been watch Red Dwarf recently (well I've been re-watching it) and I am definitely going to try making this over the weekend! And maybe beer milkshakes to go along with it (though I only have a full size blender, not a milkshake blender).

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    1. We saw your post on http://noisyastronomer.com/2013/02/25/dining-red-dwarf-style/ about your TFECCS adventure. Thanks for the shoutout and writing such a great post!

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  10. this is an awesome sandwich

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  11. Just made it (sort of, inferior ingredients). It's one of the most delicious sandwiches I've ever enjoyed!

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  12. Lister is a huge fan of Indian food. I reckon he'd use cheap mango chutney and probably Tabasco. It works well honest!

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    1. Mmyeahokay - I'll try that. Sounds good, but Tabasco is from Louisiana and Lister definitely likes the Indian stuff you see so much in the UK. Definitely sounds like a tasty option if that's what you've got in the fridge!

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  13. To Ganymede and Titan, yes sir you've been around ...a kitchen! Huge respect to you for your research and recipe development! I'm gonna try this out next weekend.

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  14. But there ain't no place... inna whole of space... like that good old toddlin' town!

    Thanks mucho - make sure to have plenty of napkins around, and lager to wash it down. It's gooey!

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  15. I haven't read all the comments, so this might have been mentioned but I would guess a good product to use for the chilli sauce is chili garlic sauce. Specifically I have used Huy Fong Vietnamese Chili Garlic Sauce. its hot and i imagine Lister would use a good amount of it on his sandwhich.

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    1. Rooster Sauce / Sriracha / Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce are the same product, which is what we used. And yes, we also assume that he'd be generous with its application!

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  16. Liked your recipe a lot. Looking forward for some more mouth watering recipes. Keep up the good work.

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  17. I recommend that the chutney is mango as this is common with Indian food which is Listers favourite. For the chilli I recommend Blair's Sudden Death Hot Sauce if you really want to heat it up. Tabasco works (especially the chipolte one). If you are fortunate enough to be able to obtain goose eggs then don't hesitate, but chicken or duck are fine. I also suggest Caribbean bread, as it is more doughie and takes longer to dissolve. On a personal twist I add some raw onion, vinegar and lemon juice. My partner adds garlic mayo too.

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