How To Cook Classic Tortang Talong (Stuffed Eggplant Omelette) Easy Recipe & Tutorial

So What is Tortang Talong?

Tortang Talong or Stuffed Eggplant Omelette is a classic Filipino dish primarily made up of eggs and eggplants. It is basically a squish eggplant that is burned through the heat of the stove to ensure that charcoal flavor. It is fried through vegetable oil until golden brown to ensure maximum crispyness. Nowadays grounded meat is added to the mix to bring in that extra meaty flavor that Filipinos really love. It is best served with the infamous Banana ketchup for added authentic experience. Rich in protein and fiber this dish is healthy and really inexpensive so what are you guys waiting for gather your ingredients and let's start cooking.

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Ingredients We Need:

  • 1 Eggplant, preferably the Asian/Japanese variety
  • 1 Egg (add more if using more eggplants)
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Cooked ground meat

Step by Step Cooking Procedures:

1. Wash the eggplants and dry them with paper towels. There are a few ways to cook an eggplant. If you have a gas burner, you can grill your eggplant on top of it until the skin gets charred and can be easily be removed from its flesh.

2. The eggplant should also be very tender at this point. If you don't have a gas burner but an electric stove top, you can use the oven broiler instead. This is what I usually do.  Heat the broiler from 450-500F.

3. Place the eggplant under the broiler and cook until it is soft, charred and its skin easily separates from its flesh. This can take roughly between 20-30 minutes depending on the size and thickness of your eggplants.

4. Beat the egg on a bowl.

5. Place the eggplant on top ensuring that it is fully coated with the eggwash. Mash or flatten the eggplant.

6. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Slide the eggplant to the pan and start frying it. If using the ground pork saute, place 2-3 tablespoons of the meat on top of the eggplant. You can use the eggplant's stem to lift it up and check to see if the other side is already cooked. If the bottom of the eggplant has set and is cooked, flip it over to cook the other side.

8. Fry until it has set and has turned a lovely golden brown.

9.Transfer to the plate and enjoy with garlic rice for breakfast or lunch. Best serve with classic Filipino banana ketchup for added authentic taste.

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