Sunday, July 10, 2005

Tortang Talong

It must be one of the easiest to prepare for some but quite complicated for others. I do not cook the perfect tortang talong but I take pride in the way my husband and children clean-up their plates everytime I cook this. I add ground pork in mine and uncooked finely chopped onions before I fry them. I think its the chopped onions that give the recipe the perk.
My mother used to just mash the eggplants before folding them into the beaten eggs. It works just as well. Sometimes though, it's nice to add a little look to it. I do it once in a while when I am not really pressed for time.


2 medium eggplants
250 gms of cooked ground pork
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3 eggs
2 tbsp of flour
salt to taste

Broil the eggplants in the oven toaster. Once cooked, peel the eggplant and flatten them with a fork. In a big bowl, beat eggs. Add the flour, cooked ground pork, onions and salt.

Heat oil in a frying pan. Pour about half of the mixture in the frying pan and then slowly add the flattened eggplants. Pour the rest of the mixture on top of the eggplants. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the bottom is brown. Flip the eggplants over and cook for another 5 minutes.

I was going to say that you should be careful in flipping the eggplants over, but this was of course just for presentation purposes. Whether it comes out with a good appearance or not, I believe that the taste stays the same.


bugsybee said...

Wow, Ting, this is one of my bigtime favorites. Something that I MUST eat kahit once a month (but better if weekly). Since I've been on my own, I've always wanted to be able to cook this properly but it seems I'm always palpak. I don't care about the presentation but the taste of my torta is always not the way I dream of tortang talong. I wonder what's wrong but I'll try your recipe.

dexiejane said...

i never knew you could add meat. this sounds good. i'll try it sometimes :)

schatzli said...


I will try with meat!

TaLhey said...

hi ms. ting! same here, i cook it without meat but with knorr seasoning. james loves me more when i cook this for him, heehee. he cooks better than me but not this one. it's my emergency food for him.

Bokbok said...

i consider this as a "matrabahong" dish, pero sulit! my husband and kids love this.


stefoodie said...

looks like it's time for a tortang talong party, the pinay bloggers have been posting about this so much, i want some now!

ting-aling said...

Bugsybee, have you tried this with patis and calamansi? Torta also goes well with that sawsawan if you can't get the right timpla.

Dexiekins..absolutely! I find pork better added to the torta than beef.

Sha, try it and you'll see the difference.

ting-aling said...

talhey, emergency food? it whatever you want pero talagang masarap. Knorr seasoning? wow that's the first time I've heard about adding it to tortang talong.

Bok, you know when we were in the Philippines, it was really matrabaho because you had to grill the talong if you didn't have an pven. That's the traditional way, di ba? Thank God for toaster ovens.

Stef, sige, i'll be very excited to see what your version is.

Toni said...

I LOVE tortang talong but I've never tried cooking it! Salamat sa recipe.

rolly said...

This recipe is so simple and yet soooo delicious. I never grow tired of eating this. The picture made me hungry.

schatzli said...

am copying this my talong na ako