Eggplant Omelet (Tortang Talong)
I was able to purchase a couple of Italian eggplants at our town’s farmers market. I already knew what I would do with it once I get home, make Tortang Talong ! Torta in the Philippines refers to an omelet made up of eggplant, ground meat or even just potatoes.
Eggplant omelet is very simple to prepare. First, roast your eggplant. You can do this by placing it over the flames of your gas stove or broiling it in your oven. Cook until the skin is charred all over and softened. Carefully remove the skin of eggplant then split it in half and flatten the flesh a bit with a fork to create an oval shape. Make sure not to remove the stalk while doing so.
Beat an egg in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper. Then dip your eggplant in the egg mixture until well coated. Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a non-stick pan and fry your eggplant 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. We like to serve it with ketchup on the side.