Beating an egg can make for a great ingredient in several recipes around the world. From baked goods to classic omelettes, it is endlessly versatile, and goes with both sweet and savory dishes. But who knew that some beaten eggs, eggplant, and the right seasonings could create the ever useful and delicious Tortang Talong?
This delicious, classic recipe is a perfect go-to in most Filipino households. This is because it is quick, easy, and best of all, absolutely tasty without sacrificing nutritional value. A massive part of this dish is the ingredient eggplant, which is rich in vitamins C, K and B6, among many other nutrients. This is also perfect with some rice and a couple dollops of ketchup.
Learn how to cook a delicious Tortang Talong, and do it in about less than 30 minutes:
Start out by taking your 4 pieces of Chinese eggplant and grilling them. Do this until the skin becomes nearly black in color, then let it cool. Once it is safe to touch, start peeling the skin off, and then set it aside. We’ll start creating the egg coating for our eggplant.
In a bowl, crack open 2 raw eggs. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt for added flavor onto the bowl, and then beat the mixture. Now take out your skinless eggplant from earlier, and put it on a flat surface. Grab your fork and flatten the eggplants. And then get your bowl with the beaten eggs and salt. Making sure you’ve coated it fully, dip your flattened eggplant inside the bowl.
After this, you can go ahead and start prepping for the frying process. Heat up a pan, and then add 4 tablespoons of cooking oil inside. Then place your coated eggplants on the pan, and fry these. Keep an eye on them, and ensure that you get both sides fried nicely. This should take approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side with medium heat.
Now you’ve got 4 servings of perfectly salty and tasty Tortang Talong! Feel free to share this filling and healthy dish with your family and friends.
And luckily for us, there is a fantastic array of delectable dishes famous among Filipinos that use eggplant as their main ingredient. If you’re curious about some more of these nutritious and appetizing talong recipes, keep reading!