Eggplant Omelet Recipe (Filipino Tortang Talong)

      An Eggplant is a vegetable that is glossy purple egg-shape with white flesh which is widely used in cuisine all over the world. An omelet is a dish made of a beaten eggs and fried with butter or cooking oil. A versatile and very forgiving dish that you can put your own flare to it. It caters almost everyone with the exception of people with egg allergies. In Filipino cuisine, the omelet is a household dish, not only because it is mainly inexpensive, easy to make, delicious and a comfort food.
      Nowadays, many parents have struggled to feed their children vegetables. This is one recipe that might help you ease up your dilemma. Also, if you are on a tight budget, then consider this recipe, it will truly fill your hungry stomach and definitely win your heart. It is a dish that is under $10 and can feed 3-4 people in your family. Just to give you a break down, I paid $2.54 for the Japanese eggplants, 1 pound of ground pork is $2.69 and I only used half of it, which makes it around $1.34 and the rest is what I have in my kitchen, which probably would not total to more than $6 if I had to buy each ingredient.
     This is very simple and palette-friendly recipe, I just like to share my own methods especially to those who are just learning how to cook. I hope you find this step by step recipe helpful. Happy cooking!

Filipino Tortang Talong with pork
3 to 4 pieces  Japanese Eggplants
1/2 pounds Ground pork
( alternatives: ground chicken or ground beef )
5 cloves  garlic, chopped
1 medium size white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 to 3 large eggs
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce


Cooking Procedures:
Pork Mixture:
  1.  In a skillet,  Heat vegetable oil on a medium heat. Saute ground pork until slightly brown.
  2. Add diced onions, cook for about a minute or two, or until they become transparent.
  3. Add chopped garlic and sauté for two minutes.
  4. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Then add the soy sauce mixture. ( 1 tbsp lemon juice + 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce ). Mix well and  Let it simmer for two minutes. Set Aside.
5.  Meanwhile, Heat up your cast iron, grill eggplants until they become soft. Let it cool and Peel. (Alternatives: use a barbecue grill; broil it in your oven; use your gas stove top)
grilled eggplant
How to grill an eggplant with a cast iron
6. In a bowl, beat 3 large eggs and mix about 5 spoonfuls of the pork mixture.
7. Using the pan, heat up a pan on a medium heat.
8. In a plate, flatten an eggplant using a fork.
9. Pour the desired amount of pork mixture on the flatten eggplant.
10. Slightly transfer (sliding motion) the eggplant to the heated pan and Fry each side for about 4-5 minutes.
11. Ready to serve. Best served with ketchup and white rice.


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