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Posts Tagged ‘Filipino Food’

Eggplant Omelette

Posted by terrepruitt on April 22, 2019

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Well, after I roasted it, it didn’t seem like a good idea to cut it. One of the eggplant exploded out of its skin – which is ok because the skin gets peeled off. I decided to use the entire eggplant. I had originally decided to just try this “omelette” without anything added to it, but then I started thinking of it as an omelette and decided to add mushrooms. Then, while cooking the mushrooms and eggplant I decided to add cheese.

Since I was adding topping, it made me wonder how the toppings would be incorporated into the omelette, I looked up one recipe that said to pour some egg on top. Well, my two eggs in the pan didn’t really allow for “pouring” on top so I used an additional egg. So I ended up using THREE eggs per eggplant.

So while this was good, it just tasted like eggs and mushrooms to me. I didn’t even get any of the eggplant flavor. I think I want to try it next time with fewer eggs and perhaps NO TOPPINGS.

The on English video I had seen topped it with meat. When I mentioned that to my friend on Facebook he said he usually didn’t use anything except a lot of garlic!

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1 lb of mushrooms
1/2 of an onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
garlic salt

two eggplant (not the globe ones)
six eggs
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup of cheese

Turn oven on to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put the eggplant on the pan. Pierce the skin of each one (perhaps that will keep them from exploding). Put the pan with the eggplant on it in the oven. Let the eggplant bake for about 25 minutes. Then take them out and turn them over and let them bake for another 25 minutes.

While the eggplant is roasting, chop the onion. Clean and slice the mushrooms. Heat up the olive oil in a pan, then cook the onions. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook the mushrooms, adding garlic salt as you cook the mushrooms. Once the mushrooms are cooked remove them from the pan.

Mix two of the eggs in a dish large enough to hold the entire eggplant (it needs to be long and wide) adding garlic salt to your liking.

Once the eggplant is fully roasted peel the skin off of each one. Leave the stem attached. Then place one in the dish with the mixed eggs. Use a fork to mash the eggplant. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese on the eggplant, then add 1/2 of the cooked mushrooms. Spoon the raw eggs on top of the eggplant coating the toppings. In another dish mix one egg and pour it over the eggplant and toppings.

Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Once it is hot slide the eggplant with toppings into the pan and cook. When one side is done, flip the eggplant over and cook the other side.

Repeat the process for the other eggplant.

Once cooked it is ready to eat!

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You can use any topping you’d like. As I mentioned the video I watched had ground beef and I think peppers. I saw some recipes have seafood. My friend just like garlic.

I want to try this again but with fewer eggs to see if the flavor of the eggplant will come through. Perhaps I will use fewer eggs for mine, but not my hubby. He is not as a big of fan of eggplant as I am.

Have you ever tried Tortang Talong?  What do you add to it?  What is your method?

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