Linda shared a few Filipino recipes in the Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen. Linda loves to cook. She used to do catering for parties but she stopped doing so after she had trouble with her hand. Perhaps due to too much heavy lifting while doing the catering.
The first Filipino dish is called Eggplant Torta or Eggplant Omelet. This is really great as it is crunchy on the crust and the eggplant inside is very tender. We should have leave the cap intact so that it is more visible as an eggplant like those I saw in Filipino groceries store.
Broil or bake the eggplant in a very hot oven like 450F until egglplants are browned and tender when a knife is inserted.
Peel the eggplants leaving the cap intact.
Season eggplants with Garlic Plus seasoning.
Prepare 3 dredging stations; flour, beaten eggs and Panko breadcrumbs.
First, dredge the seasoned eggplant in flour on both sides and shaking off excess.
Next, coat the floured eggplant with beaten eggs.
Lastly, coat the eggplant with Panko breadcrumbs generously.
Heat a frying pan with some oil, enough for shallow fry until the pan is hot. Fry the coated eggplant until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel lined platter. You may serve these eggplants with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Linda also showed us another method of making eggplant omelet. Cut up the eggplant into small pieces and add to some beaten eggs and seasoned with Garlic Plus seasoning.
Fry the epplant/egg mixture in a frying pan with some oil like you fry an omelet.