Sunday, October 9, 2016

Recipe | Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)

I don't know why I only thought of making recipe videos just now.

Recently, I just had a craving on tortang talong or eggplant omelette.  So, here's my simple recipe.

Yield: Good for 2


1 large talong / eggplant (if you use smaller ones, no problemo)
1/8 cup ground pork (or beef, or chicken, or mushroom..anything!)
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 medium-sized red onion, chopped
1/2 of small green bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp patis Salinas (fish sauce)
salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 to 1/2 cup canola oil

As I always say on my recipes, you have the freedom to add or lessen the amount of ingredients according to your liking.  One of the perks in cooking!


- Poke eggplant with fork.

- Broil / grill eggplant on your burner.  Flip it when necessary.  Use tongs.

- Place broiled eggplant on a deep dish/soup plate and pour water to cool it down.  Set aside.

- Next, heat pan then add oil.  Sweat onions first, then add garlic.  Once you smell the garlic's aroma, add tomatoes.  Let it cook while stirring, then add green bell pepper.

- Then add ground meat of your choice.  For vegetarian option, you can opt for chopped mushrooms instead. ;)

- Once half cooked, add 1 tbsp fish sauce.  If you're using a regular fish sauce that is pale in color, you might want to add another tablespoon.  Then season with pepper.

- Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes under medium low heat.

- Peel skin of the eggplant.  If it's still warm, let it soak in water while peeling.  But if it has cooled down, drain water before peeling.

- Set aside cooked ground meat by leaving the oil in the pan.  We'll be using it on frying the omelette.

- By using a fork, comb the eggplant from to bottom, refraining from pulling too much.  You just want to flatten the eggplant.

- Beat two eggs.

- Reheat used pan with the excess oil.

- Fry flattened eggplant.  Place cooked meat on top of the eggplant.  Lower the heat.  Then pour in egg mixture.

- Flip the eggplant omelette by using a large plate, or if you can toss it yourself, or with two spatulas.

- Serve while hot.  Best eaten with ketchup and rice.

Here's the recipe video:

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