Tortang Giniling – According to Wikipedia,“torta is a Spanish, Italian and Portugese (and also French, tarte ) word with a wide array of culinary meanings.” It usually refers to flat bread, sweet cakes and other pastries. Here in the Philippines, especially in Luzon, “tortarefers to a kind of omelette made with eggs, ground meat and sometimes minced onion and potato.” Giniling, on the other hand, is the Tagalog word for ground meat.
In other words, tortang giniling is sauteed ground meat (usually pork or beef) with eggs. This is an easy to prepare dish usually eaten during breakfast. This goes well with garlic fried rice or sinangag.
Tortang Giniling Recipe
- 1 cup ground pork
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tomato, quartered
- 3 eggs, beaten
- cooking oil
- salt and pepper
- In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomato.
- Add ground pork and season with salt and pepper. Cook until lightly browned. Combine cooked ground pork and beaten eggs.
- In another pan, heat oil and fry the pork and egg mixture. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes.
- Serve with catsup and fried rice.
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