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Best Tortang Talong recipe - Filipino Stuffed Eggplants

Tortang talong are Asian eggplants stuffed with a mixture of ground pork sauteed in aromatics and fried with eggs.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword tortang talong, filipino stuffed eggplants, best filipino cooking
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Maria

Ingredients

  • 4 pcs eggplants washed and dried, note 1.
  • 4 pcs eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Ground meat filling

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pcs garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 3 pcs small tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

Ground meat stuffing

  1. heat oil in medium pan
  2. saute the garlic and onions for 2 minutes
  3. add the ground pork. Break up clumps with a fork, season with salt and pepper and stir cook until the meat is brown.
  4. add tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Add soy sauce and water.
  5. bring to a boil and let simmer covered for about 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the meat is tender.

If you have a gas burner, grill the eggplant on top of the flame until the skin gets charred. You can also broil the eggplants in the oven for about 20 to 30 minutes. Make sure the skin is charred and easily separates from the flesh.

Take the skin off the eggplants making sure to keep the shape intact.

For each eggplant, beat an egg in a wide bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Put the eggplant on top of the eggs and coat it fully with the egg.

Heat oil in a pan and slide the eggplant with the egg into the pan. Place 2 to 3 tbsp of the cooked ground meat on top of the eggplant.

When the bottom side is cooked, flip over to cook the other side. Fry until the color has turned to golden brown.

Do the same thing for all the eggplants.

Serve with rice and dipping sauce of sweet chili sauce or banana catsup. You can also serve it with zigzag squash or other vegetables like I did in the picture.

Recipe Notes

Note1: try to find Asian eggplants in an Asian market where you are. If not, you can also slice the round eggplant to make it long and thin.