Sometimes, there are just days when you want something simple and hearty. None of the fancy schmancy imported ingredients, super complicated cooking techniques, or cute little faces cut out from nori.
One of these dishes that’s so unassuming is Tortang Talong or eggplant frittata. A pork and potato sauté set on peeled grilled eggplants and drizzled with scrambled egg, this is one dish I can’t cook. I know how to, I’ve been instructed numerous times but it’s like my brain frizzles each time and I end up just waiting for the dish to be presented to me. I love the savory blend of flavorful pork (sautéed in garlic and plum tomatoes) and mealy potatoes mixing with the slippery eggplant, crusted all around with scrambled egg that has fried.
It’s one dish I can enjoy repeatedly. I simply reheat the leftovers in the microwave and eat happily. A little mouthful of joy contrasting my big appetite. Of course I always eat it with freshly steamed rice. It makes a perfect combination and can’t live without the other. For this particular meal, I added some quartered apples and lychee jelly but honestly, just the torta and rice would’ve made me very happy.
Ah, tortang talong. Simple. Unassuming. But full of hearty satisfaction. For me at least. What about you? What dish don’t you mind eating repeatedly?