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Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)

Get this recipe for Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette with ground pork for a hearty Filipino breakfast! Omit the pork and make it vegetarian!Get this Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) recipe for a hearty Filipino breakfast! | www.foxyfolksy.com

I love eggplants, although growing up, I was told that you do not get much nutrition from this veggie…ooopppss, I mean fruit. Yup, eggplant is botanically considered a  fruit, a berry to be exact! Weird I know! Anyways, after doing some Googling, I believe that I may have been misinformed. There are a lot of health benefits you can get from eating this fiber-rich vegetable, I mean fruit.  Still, true or not, it will not stop me from eating eggplants. I love it just for its unique taste. Get this Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) recipe for a hearty Filipino breakfast! | www.foxyfolksy.com

Get this Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) recipe for a hearty Filipino breakfast! | www.foxyfolksy.comTortang Talong (‘talong’ is eggplant in Filipino) is just one of the many ways I like having my eggplants. It is perfect for breakfast, but it is actually usually eaten with rice so it can also be lunch or dinner. Yup, Filipinos eat rice any time of the day. In this recipe, I used only one eggplant to make two large servings but it can also be used for 4 smaller (native) eggplants.

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Get this Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) recipe for a hearty Filipino breakfast! | www.foxyfolksy.comThe first time I saw eggplants here in Germany I was like ‘WOW’! They are huge! They call them Aubergine here like in France but I pronounce slightly different. I guess I was used to the thin, long ones that we have in the Philippines. Though, I don’t think that the eggplants are locally grown here, most probably imported as it is too cold. I tried growing eggplants for the last two years but it was not so successful both times.  

Get this Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) recipe for a hearty Filipino breakfast! | www.foxyfolksy.comThey would grow and have flowers but the fruits are stunted. Maybe I am doing something wrong but I am pretty sure growing eggplants in the Philippines does not require much effort. I see them grown like everywhere in the neighborhood where my parents live, in vacant lots or unused grounds or even in pots. But the persistent me do not give up easily so I got me another seedling from the nursery just recently. I placed it where it will get maximum sunlight…so I hope this time they will give me some nice fruits. Although, I would rather have the thin, long ones that are native to the Philippines. The ones from here look nice and big but they lack the sweetness you get from our own eggplants and this is not me being biased just stating a fact.  

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Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)

Get this recipe for Tortang Talong or Eggplant Omelette with ground pork for a hearty Filipino breakfast! Omit the pork and make it vegetarian!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 425 kcal
Author Bebs

Ingredients

  • 1 big (or 4 small) eggplant
  • 3-5 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil. Poke small holes in the eggplant and boil for 5 minutes or until cooked. Remove from water and let it cool down a bit before peeling the skins.
  2. Cut it into two, lengthwise (stem included). (No need to cut if using small eggplants).Flatten the eggplants using a fork making sure that it is still intact and attached to the stem.
  3. Saute garlic and onion in a tablespoon of oil until limp. Add the ground pork and season with salt and pepper. Let it cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until all pieces are cooked. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Beat the eggs in a bowl then add the ground pork and flour to the beaten eggs.
  5. On a skillet or pan preferably non-stick), heat a tablespoon of oil over medium-low heat. Spoon a quarter of the mixture into the pan, spreading it into a circle enough to cover a piece of the eggplant. Lay the eggplant on top and arrange it that it spreads flat over the egg mixture. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes or until the bottom side is lightly browned. Carefully transfer it to a plate.
  6. Add some more oil to the pan if needed, then spoon another quarter of the mixture and spread like before. Now lay the same eggplant on top of the mixture with the top-side facing down to sandwich the eggplant with the egg mixture. Cook until lightly browned.
  7. Repeat this with the other half of the eggplant. If using 4 small eggplants, just do the same to yield 4 smaller omelets.

Recipe Notes

Make it vegetarian by just simply omitting the ground pork!

Nutrition Facts
Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 272mg 91%
Sodium 127mg 5%
Potassium 351mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 6.3%
Vitamin C 4.3%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 9.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hi Bebs! I love your recipes, infact, I have tried cooking several of the dishes you posted. I was wondering if you have Morcon recipe? I am trying to prepare my menu for the holidays this year, and one of which is Morcon. Hope you can help me with it. Thanks!

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