Torta in the Latin or Romance Languages has a wide variety of culinary meaning. In Spain, some countries in Latin America, and it Italy the word “Torta” often refers to a cake or pasty; in Mexico it can also mean a flatbread (tortilla – small torta) or a type of sandwich; in the Philippines it means omelette.
We Filipinos love Omelettes, specially Eggplant Omelettes, it’s very easy to prepare. You can add pork, beef, chicken or leftover meat, but for me I love it without any meat.
It is a kind of omelette wherein grilled eggplants are soaked in a beaten egg mixture and then fried. It is very simple but delicious Filipino recipe. We serve it alone or with steamed white rice. Rice is a staple in the Filipino diet.
This recipe works best if you use Chinese or Japanese eggplant varieties, they’re the long slim ones verses the more common oval shaped eggplants found in most supermarkets. You can certainly find the Chinese or Japanese varieties in most Asian markets. The long slim eggplants are faster and easier to grill.
If you don’t find any you can use the regular thick oval eggplants but you will have to slice them lengthwise to make “steaks”. Then you can grill the slices or broil them in your oven, be sure to place them on parchment paper for easier clean-up.
4 pcs. eggplant
2 pcs. eggs
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp cooking oil
Grill the eggplant or you can directly burn it in stove until the color of the skin turns almost black.
Let it cool for a while then peel off the skin and set aside.
Crack the eggs and place in a bowl
Add salt and beat.
Place the eggplant in a plate or in a flat surface and flatten, you can use spoon or fork.
Then dip the eggplant to the egg mixture.
Heat the pan with the cooking oil
Then Fry and make sure that both sides are cooked. It will take you about 3 to 4 minutes per side on medium heat.
Serve and Enjoy!!!