I have to post this….my first ever negative comment, need to print and frame this actually…
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "FILIPINO EGGPLANT OMELETTE (Tortang Talong)":
I've looked at all the recipes in this forum and they are all wrong. It may look good and taste ok but wrong. Just this tortang talong recipe for example...the talong are all destroyed even before it was fried! Here's a simple,tasty and correct way.
1. boil or grill Talong. Peel the skin off, flatten with fork and set aside.
2. in a pan with a little oil, cook minced garlic, onion and chopped tomato. Add ground pork. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. in a cup or bowl, beat one egg. dip the flattened talong and fry. Flip it and add the ground pork mixture on top and pour over the left over beaten egg. With a spoon, take some of the hot oil in the frying pan and pour over 'til golden brown.
Repeat process for the rest of the egg plants.
I even make the pork mixture days in advance kept in the fridge so i can make it whenever i have fresh talong. Enjoy!
Cusinera’s reply to “Anonymous”:
First of all, Busog! Sarap! is a food blog not a forum. I’m truly sorry if my recipes are not up to your standards and in your view my recipes are all wrong. You might belong to a “few” (just you actually) as my regular commenters and people who emails me leave positive feedbacks about the recipes in Busog! Sarap! that they have tried so far. Other food bloggers even linked to my recipes (cooked it) and I personally haven’t received any negative feedback about it. There are some who even included my Polvoron recipe to their home based hobby business which I find fantastic!
I do this food blogging as a hobby and I try my very best to show good presentation and easy to follow steps for people who doesn’t know where to start in regards to cooking…..I post recipes that I actually cooked and tasted….as you can see in my pictures, I do step to step procedures…I even tell if that certain recipe needs more tinkering in the future to make it better. I rave about something when it is really good…. So don’t generalize all my recipes and tell me they are all wrong!
Busog! Sarap! is always open to suggestions and if you look at some of my recipes, I’ve always post people comments and indicates how thankful I am to whoever leaves advises and tips to make the recipes better.
What is so wrong with Cusinera’s FILIPINO EGGPLANT OMELETTE (Tortang Talong) ?
“Anonymous”, the only difference with our steps was the stage where you make the eggplant as a omelette. “Different strokes for different folks” as I rightly put it and you (Anonymous) should in particular, respect that!”3. in a cup or bowl, beat one egg. dip the flattened talong and fry. Flip it and add the ground pork mixture on top and pour over the left over beaten egg. With a spoon, take some of the hot oil in the frying pan and pour over 'til golden brown.
Repeat process for the rest of the egg plants.”
To tell you straight “Anonymous” with your style, your eggplant omelette will tend to get too overcooked, if you’re scooping hot oil to further cook your topping, that means your pan is very hot and you are using a lot of oil. I don’t recommend cooking the first side and flipping it over and placing topping+beaten egg mixture on the cooked side and scooping hot oil till it is cooked. The outcome will be greasy and the toppings will have the tendency to slide out because the base is already cooked in the first place.
If you look at Busog! Sarap! pics on Tortang Talong, there’s hardly any oil on the pan because I prefer mine not drowning in oil…Anonymous, if you prefer to drink oil with your Tortang Talong you are so free to do so willingly, I’m not going to stop you!
And PLEASE next time you leave a comment…don’t use “Anonymous”, instead use your name and email or even better your blog attached to it, so that I can visit and read all your fantastic and correct recipes for me to try out…