Tortang Okra is a Filipino dish which is a kind of omelette made with eggs, okra, onions and seasonings.
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!
Very delicious! I need to get some okra to make this omelette.
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!
This looks like a nice easy way to get some veggies in your breakfast! And I would never have thought of okra…
I tried tortang egg plant/brinjal before, very nice. We love okra – would love to give this a try.
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…
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.
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!
Trust me it is a good side dish!