[Samal Island, Davao Gulf, Philippines; 07°11.85' N / 125°42.63'E]
While at Samal Island in the Philippines and in the marina and then boatyard, we enjoyed many a Friday-night international potluck. At one of these potlucks, Glenda of the Belgian yacht Helena prepared a dish inspired by a local Filipino dish, eggplant omelet or "tortang tulong. This vegetarian dish is sure to please everyone.
4 Japanese-type eggplant
1 plateful bread crumbs
~1 tsp. soy sauce
1 large onion, chopped
5 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 head garlic, chopped fine
sea salt to taste
3 peppers, green and red, chopped fine
3 tsp. parmesan cheese, grated
~4 c water
Saute onions, tomato, garlic and peppers until tender. Mix soy sauce and parmesan cheese in with vegetables.
Boil water and steam eggplants whole. Remove the skin. Flatten eggplant with a fork.
Beat eggs with salt and pepper. Dip flattened eggplant pieces in egg mixture. Roll in bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a frying pans and cook eggplant on one side. Flip and then sprinkle 2 spoonfuls of vegetable mixture on each one while cooking. Repeat until all eggplant are cooked.