Beef Moussaka

Ingredients:
3 pieces eggplant,peeled and cut lengthwise 1/4 inch thick
Oil for frying
2 tablespoon butter
1 head onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 kilo ground beef
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon fine herbs (i used fried oregano and basil)
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 egg yolk, beaten (optional)
1 egg white, beaten until stiff(optional)
2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese

For the White Sauce:
2 cups evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
4 tablespoon all purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Procedures:
1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the eggplants until slightly browned.Remove eggplant from the pan and set aside on top of paper towel to remove excess oil.
2. In a large pan, melt butter. Saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add the beef and cook until light brown. Add the spices and herbs ; salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried basil, and dried oregano. Pour the tomato sauce and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat.
3. To make the Bechamel sauce(white sauce), in a pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add the flour and whisk continuously until smooth and thick. Lower the heat and gradually add the milk while continuously stirring. Whisk until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
(Optional: When the sauce is slightly cooled, add beaten egg yolk and whisk until well mixed. Fold in beaten egg whites until fully incorporated.)
4. In a 9×3 baking pan, arrange the fried eggplants in one layer. Top with the cooked beef then sprinkle with half of the cheddar cheese. Put another layer of the remaining eggplant over the cheese. Pour the Bechamel sauce on top then sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
5. Put in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Spicy Pork and Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: Spicy Pork and Eggplant is consist of fried eggplant and ground pork sauteed and cooked in spicy thick sauce. This simple yet mouth watering dish is usually served together with steamed rice.

Ingredients:
2 long eggplants cut into 2 inch length and halved
1/4 kilogram ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 piece chili, chopped
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon flour dissolved in 1/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry eggplant until soft and browned on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
2. On the same pan, saute garlic, chilies, and onion until fragrant and translucent.
3. Add ground pork and cook until browned. Add oyster sauce,soy sauce and water. Simmer until sauce thickens around 10 minutes. Add back the eggplants and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Season with salt and pepper according to preference.
5. Serve with steamed rice and enjoy.

Adobong Talong at Baboy

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong talong at baboy or pork and eggplant adobo is another variety of Filipino adobo. The procedures is simple, we fried eggplant until brown and marinate pork then cooked and simmered soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt and sugar until tender.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes(plus marinating time)
Estimated time of cooking: 40-50 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pork, cut into serving pieces
2 pieces eggplants (talong), cut into serving pieces
1/3 cup vinegar
salt to taste
cooking oil for frying
3 tablespoons oyster sauce

Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
3 pieces bay leaves(laurel)
1 tablespoon sugar

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine pork, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, sugar and soy sauce. Marinate for 30 minutes.
2. In a pan, heat oil then fry eggplant until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
3. In a same pan, fry marinated pork until brown. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, Add pork, marinade, oyster sauce and water then simmer until tender. Add water if necessary.
2. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes then adjust seasoning according to taste.
3. Add fried eggplant then stir cook for 2 minutes or until sauce is reduce.
4. Remove from heat then transfer to serving plate. Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Grilled Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: grilled eggplant or inihaw na talong is an easy and simple dish that is commonly served as side dish. The eggplants broiled then peeled off the skin and served with sauteed shrimp paste.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
1/2 cup sauteed shrimp paste(I used Dizon Farm Shrimp Paste)

Procedures:
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister. Let it cool.
2. Peel off the skin then transfer to serving plate.
3. Mash lightly the eggplant with a fork then serve with sauteed shrimp paste.

Baked Stuffed Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: baked stuffed eggplant is a special dish made of eggplants filled with ground meat then topped with grated cheese. The stuffed eggplant cooked in a oven until brown and soft.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 60 minutes

Good for 8 pieces

Ingredients:
4 small eggplants
1/4 kilo ground pork or beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
5 tablespoons olive oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Cut the eggplant in half then remove the crown and the stem.
2. Scoop out the center leaving the skin 1/8 inch thick.
3. Chopped the eggplant pulp into small pieces. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. Add chopped eggplant and cook for 3 minutes or until soft.
3. Add ground meat and saute until starts to brown.
4. Season with salt and pepper then cooked until the liquid absorbed. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In a bowl, combine ground meat mixture, bread crumbs and egg. Mix until blended.

Part 4
1. Fill the eggplant with mixture then sprinkle with grated cheese.
2. Bake over 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour or until brown and soft. Let it cool then serve.

(photo credit to motdakasha)

Tortang Talong with Pork Giniling

Filipino Style Recipe: tortang talong with pork giniling or eggplant omelet with ground pork is a simple yet delicious breakfast dish. It is consists of broiled eggplants and pork giniling soaked in egg mixture before frying. You may also used leftover adobong giniling to take less time for you to prepare this dish.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 2 servings

Ingredients:
2 large-sized eggplants(talong)
4 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Pork Giniling:
1/2 cup ground pork(giniling)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon cooking oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister.
2. Let it cool then peel off the skin and retain the crown and the stem.
3. In a large plate, flatten the eggplant using fork.
4. In a bowl, combine 2 eggs and pepper then whisk well
5. Pour over eggplants then soak for awhile. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic and onion.
2. Add pork giniling until brown then season with soy sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper according to taste.
3. In a separate bowl, beat the remaining eggs then add pork giniling. Mix well.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and place eggplant(soaked in eggs) then scoop and pour the pork giniling(mixed in eggs).
2. Fry until both sides are golden brown then drain on paper towels. Serve with ketchup.

Ensaladang Talong

Filipino Style Recipe: ensaladang talong or eggplant salad is another easy and simple salad that usually served as side dish. It is consists of broiled eggplants then peel off the skin and stem. Toss with tomatoes and onions then serve with bagoong isda or toyo-mansi.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
4 large eggplants(talong)
2 onions, cubed
4 medium-sized tomatoes, cubed
2 tablespoons bagoong isda or fish sauce

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister.
2. Let it cool then peel off the skin and remove the crown and the stem.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, mash lightly the eggplants with a fork then add onions and tomatoes.
2. Serve with bagoong isda or fish sauce(patis).

Notes:
1. You may also used the combination of garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, salt and pepper instead of bagoong isda.

Fried Eggplant

Filipino Style Recipe: fried eggplant is another easy dish that is made of eggplant slices coated in cornstarch and eggs then fried until golden brown. This is usually served during breakfast with favorite dip.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 pieces eggplants, slice diagonally into 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup cornstarch or flour
bread crumbs(optional)
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
cooking oil for deep frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine cornstarch, egg and salt then mix well.
2. Dredge eggplants in cornstarch mixture then roll in bread crumbs to coat.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil over a medium heat.
2. Deep fry then eggplants for about 1 minute each side or until they golden brown.
3. Drain on paper towels and transfer to serving plate. Serve with your favorite dip.

Tortang Talong with Cheese

Filipino Style Recipe: tortang talong with cheese or eggplant omelet with cheese is an easy healthy breakfast recipe. It is consists of broiled eggplants then peel off the skin. Stuffed with shanghai mix and dip in egg mixture before frying. Lastly, sprinkle with grated cheese melt before serving hot.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 medium-sized eggplants(talong)
2-3 cups shanghai mix
1 cup cheese melt, grated
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister.
2. Let it cool then peel off the skin and retain the crown and the stem.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine eggs, flour, salt and pepper. Mix well.
2. In a large plate, flatten the eggplant using fork.
3. Spread the shanghai mix on top then pour the egg mix.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry eggplant(dipped in egg mixture) until both sides are golden brown.
2. Drain on paper towels then top with cheese. Serve and enjoy.

Tortang Talong

Filipino Style Recipe: tortang talong or eggplant omelet recipe is an easy healthy breakfast recipe. It is consists of broiled eggplants then peel off the skin and dip in egg mixture before frying.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 30-40 minutes
Good for 4 servings

Ingredients:
4 medium-sized eggplants(talong)
3 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Broil eggplants until skin are charred and blister.
2. Let it cool then peel off the skin and retain the crown and the stem.

Part 2
1. In a large plate, flatten the eggplant using fork.
2. In a bowl, beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Dip each eggplant one at a time into egg mixture.

Part 3
1. In a pan, heat oil and fry eggplant(dipped in egg mixture) until both sides are golden brown.
Drain on paper towels. Serve.