Tortang Okra

There are many torta varieties and the popular ones we know of are the Tortang Talong, Tortang Giniling, Tortang Patatas, Tortang Kalabasa, Tortang Dulong, Tortang Dilis but have you tried Tortang Okra? Torta basically is a type of Filipino omelette where various vegetables and/or meat are cooked with eggs, so far, the ones we know are the ones that I already had mentioned but virtually anything can be made into a torta, it’s just up to your imagination how you will use it. Like our post today, Tortang Okra, while it is not popular this is one version that you should try, especially those who love okra. Of all the torta version, personally for me this is quite unique due to the texture that okra imparts in the dish, slightly slimy, that is why we added some cornstarch and water to the mix so edges will have a bit of crunch giving different layers in texture. You should try it!


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Tortang Okra

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 21 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 pcs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Tortang Okra is a Filipino dish which is a kind of omelette made with eggs, okra, onions and seasonings.


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Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups okra, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks spring onions, chopped, white and green section separated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil

Instructions

  1. In a bowl whisk together eggs, cornstarch, water, salt and freshly ground black pepper then set it aside.
  2. In a pan heat oil then sauté garlic and white parts of spring onions.
  3. Add okra then stir fry for two minutes in medium heat. Remove from the pan then combine it with the egg mixture.
  4. Add green parts of the spring onion to the egg mixture. Mix well.
  5. Prepare a clean pan, heat oil then then scoop one around 2/3 cup of the mixture, place in the pan, flatten it with a spatula. Cook in low heat for 3 minutes a side.

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8 Responses

  1. Very delicious! I need to get some okra to make this omelette.

  2. Raymund—okra is just coming into our market and some is on order for me tomorrow. This will he really fun to make for brunch—we usually use okra in gumbos and stews, or just fry it. We were just talking about needing to expand our okra horizon! Thanks!

  3. This looks like a nice easy way to get some veggies in your breakfast! And I would never have thought of okra…

  4. suituapui says:

    I tried tortang egg plant/brinjal before, very nice. We love okra – would love to give this a try.

  5. sherry says:

    i do love egg dishes like omelettes and frittatas, but not so sure about okra. i just can’t take the slimey character of it. but i guess you could use other veg to go in it…

    • Raymund says:

      What’s good with this one, the slime is not as pronounced like the stew dishes where okra is used. Like the crispy fried okra, you wont even notice there is okra in there.

  6. Okra is very popular in the American south, and I happen to love it! Fried okra and okra in soups/gumbos are the most common, though. I don’t think I’ve ever seen okra used like this though – I’m intrigued!! This looks amazing, Raymund!

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