This delicious meal is easy to prepare, filling, and one you will make again and again. Tortang talong, or eggplant omelet is a traditional Filipino dish that you will find gracing many dinner tables throughout the Philippines. You can also add ingredients to personalize this recipe to your liking.
· 4-6 Chinese Chinese Eggplants (thinner than regular eggplant)
· 2-3 eggs beaten
· Salt and pepper to taste
· Oil for frying omelet
Optional Ingredients: add any of the following if you like
· Browned ground beef, pork, or chicken
· Toasted garlic bits
· Sautéed onion
· Season salt
· Aji Ginisa, or other Filipino seasoning
1. Grill eggplant over flame or in oven until skin is almost black.
2. Let eggplant cool so you can handle it, and carefully remove skin of eggplant. Leave stem and leafy part at the top.
3. Gently mash each eggplant using a fork, do not tear eggplant apart.
4. Preheat frying pan with oil on medium-high heat.
5. If you are using any optional ingredients, blend them into the egg at this time.
6. Dip mashed eggplant into egg mixture.
7. Fry each eggplant until egg is just browned, flipping and repeating on other side until all eggplant omelets are fried.
8. Place eggplant omelets on a paper towel in order to remove some of the oil that was used for frying.
9. Serve with fresh steamed rice, and ketchup. Also very tasty with soy sauce mixed with ketchup.
This is a simple meal and will only take around 20-30 minutes to prepare. It is filling and very tasty. Try adding other optional ingredients to this dish and let us know what you come up with. You can also create a taco version of this by using ground beef seasoned with taco seasoning, and serve the finished omelet with salsa, cheese shreds, and sour cream!