|peppered baked talong|
|Tortang Talong! Super sarap!|
Tortang talong!!! Yipeee!!! Eggplant omelette. That's how I would translate that into English. I love this too, and so does our son, cholo. One talong dish we gladly share together. Tortang talong becomes more special with banana or tomato ketchup. But for me, I love it more with vinegar and garlic on the side or crushed tomatoes with chopped shallots.
|tinigang na gulyasan|
|Binagoongang baboy with talong|
Ensaladang talong (Eggplant Salad)
A perfect appetizer! The dressing is simple yet really appetizing. Boil some eggplants until tender. Then cool it a bit or run in cold water to cool then tear or shred with fingers. Mash in salt and pepper. Meanwhile prepare the dressing. Chop some tomatoes and shallots. Mix the two together, then add with vinegar, sugar and pepper. Pour into the shredded talong. Mix well. hmmmm... yum!
Eggplant for a party? Yes, why not? I made this first during my daughter's third birthday, then when my husband came home from abroad, I made it again for his bienvenida party. I call it Eggplant Parmigiana. Layers of eggplant, ground beef, homemade tomato sauce, bechamel sauce and cheese then baked. Tastes wonderful! you can try it. Really really good! You can use the bigger eggplants or aubergines for this recipe.
|Eggplant Parmigiana or Beefy Eggplant Lasagna|
|Talong in Kare-kare (Recipe available in another blog)|
Talong guisado goes well with any fried dish. I learned this from my mom who, just the same with my husband is a talong addict! But this one is different from the usual sauteed talong because this one is boiled first. So, the same with the talong salad, you have to boil the talong first then shred or tear. Then sauté in oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. The more tomatoes, the better the taste.
This is my eggplant show.
Trivia: Eggplants are called aubergines in other recipes especially in mediterranean dishes.