Cooking Diaries | Vol. 16 – Tortang Talong FAIL!

I said I wanted to add more veggies in my life. I saw tortang talong in our office cafeteria and thought to myself, easy. I asked my husband if he’d like for us to try this and he said yes, lol. I honestly thought it was easy and straightforward but I underestimated this dish or was I just overconfident?

So please, let’s go over what I did and comment on what I should or shouldn’t have done!

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I “grilled” the eggplant in our stove.
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I peeled the skin off the eggplant and set it aside.
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I proceeded to saute some garlic and onion in a pan.
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I added the ground pork in the pan.
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I continued to cook it until it turned brown.
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In a bowl, I added the meat, some eggs, salt, and pepper, and the eggplant.
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I then fried it!
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And then tried my best to flip it.
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And serve it. -_-

Okay, the obvious. I obviously used too much meat and eggs. The end result looked as if the eggplant was a topping rather than it being the star of the show. It also somehow looked like an omelet pancake! I don’t know if that’s a thing but that’s what it looked like.

I also think I shouldn’t have placed everything in a bowl and then fry it. I saw my friend make her torta by mixing the eggs separately, proceeding to fry it until it was half cooked, and then putting her cooked meat after. I’m not sure if tortang talong should have been cooked like that. (You know I could easily Google this but since my tinola post I’ve found that asking my readers is a better option since they really give you real-life experiences/tips. Plus I got this recipe from the internet so I need real people advice!)

Anyway, it might not have been a 5/5 recipe but it was still pretty decent. I was still able to eat some veggies and identify a room for improvement in my cooking skills. 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Cooking Diaries | Vol. 16 – Tortang Talong FAIL!”

  1. omg! bat ngayon ko lang nakita tong post nato!? haha i already cooked tortang talong and i never knew nilalagyan pala ng meat? sa amin kasi, itlog with sibuyas and kamatis lang and then before grilling it, we punched holes sa whole eggplant with a fork which is relieving sa feeling and then imimix yung sibuyas at kamatis sa egg na na whisk na but also with seasoning and then add the eggplant na peeled na ang skin and then fry the eggplant dipped in egg na may kasamang lamas. add the egg mixture afterwards if isang eggplant lang and then flip it pag nag dry up na yung egg at naka settle na yung mga lamas sa eggplant then tada! haha sana makatulong kasi successful to sakin na procedure eh, mas malasa yung torta pag may holes yung eggplant while grilling. 🙂

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    1. also, yung lamas, di yun naka saute ha. straight from cutting it, lagay sa egg mixture and then yung egg mixture na natira mean ko na ibubuhos mo afterwards frying the eggplant if one eggplant lang gagamitin mo. 😀

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    2. WOW. sige nainspire naman ako mag try uli dahil sa suggestion mo! minsan kasi talaga ang hirap maniwala sa internet, iba pa din yung magtatanong ka sa nagluluto talaga 😛 thanks for the tip! ❤

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