If you’re looking for a delicious but affordable dish, this is something you should try and it will leave you more than satisfied.
Eggplant is one of the favorite vegetables in the Philippines and it’s a common ingredient in almost every dish.
So it isn’t a surprise that Eggplant Omellete or Tortang Talong is one of the most loved breakfast dishes which is served with fried rice plus catsup on the side.
In this post we'll cover:
Eggplant fritters or eggplant omelet?
Some also call it Eggplant Fritters, It’s always available in canteens and even fast food restaurants.
The Tortang Talong Recipe is one of the delicious meals that the country can boast of. It may be a simple dish but it is definitely one of the best ones you can ever have a taste of.
Tortang Talong Recipe (Eggplant Omelette)
- 4 medium-sized eggplants
- 3 eggs
- Salt and Pepper
- Cooking oil
- Grill the eggplant until cooked or when the skin turns black.
- Peel off the skin and remove burnt skin and set aside.
- Crack the eggs and place in a bowl. Adjust the number of eggs to the size of the eggplant
- Season with salt and pepper. You can also use garlic and/or onion
- Mix well.
- Flatten the peeled eggplant using a fork and dip it in the beaten egg mix.
- Put some oil in a Frying pan with medium heat.
- Fry the eggplant one by one when already hot.
- While frying, scoop some hot oil and pour over the uncooked side to cook it faster.
- Once cooked, remove from the pan and then put in a serving plate with table napkins to absorb oil.
- Served with Kamatis, Sawsawan or Ketchup.
Tortang Talong Recipe Preparation and Tips
The Tortang Talong Recipe has very simple ingredients and is quite easy to prepare. It only has Eggplant of course and Eggs.
The Eggplant can be prepared in 2 ways and it’s up to you to choose which one is your preference.
It can be boiled or grilled but many prefer grilling the eggplant because of the distinct taste it gives.
You have to choose medium-sized eggplant and fresh large eggs for the best tasting Tortang Talong ever.
Avoid overcooking the eggplant so it will stay juicy and after grilling or boiling, take off the skin before mixing the beaten egg.
Don’t put a lot of salt because it will not be satisfying to the palate if it becomes too salty.
Don’t over fry so the color of the egg will stay. This recipe doesn’t cost much because you will only need two ingredients though it may take a little patience in preparing it.
Preparation time is just about fifteen minutes while cooking time may take up to ten minutes only; depending of course on how many eggplants you will be cooking.
When the serving time comes, it will be best partnered with hot steamed rice or even fried rice.
It’s often served with catsup or vinegar with garlic which all the more makes it very appetizing.
You and your family will surely enjoy this sumptuous meal and will leave your tummy bulging with fullness and satisfaction.
Tortang Talong Health Benefits
Aside from being an appetizing dish, the Tortang Talong Recipe is also packed with health benefits. It has Vitamins B6 and 12.
It is good for the heart; because of its phytonutrient, potassium and fiber content.
Aside from these vitamins, it also has a good amount of flavonoids that lowers the mortality rate that is caused by heart ailments.
It also helps fight off cancer, lowers blood cholesterol and aids in the cognitive function of the brain. The antioxidants in this vegetable also help in protecting the liver.
So, what more can you ask for? It will not only satisfy the hungry tummy but it will also provide you a better health.
It will not only leave you feeling full but guilt free too because you’re eating healthy.
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