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Eggplant and Sardine Omelet

Filipino Eggplant omelet topped with sautéed sardines. This budget-friendly recipe goes best with rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: fish omelet, how to cook omelette, torta, tortang sardinas, tortang talong
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 714kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 pieces eggplant
  • 5.5 oz. canned sardines in tomato sauce
  • 3 pieces egg
  • 1 piece tomato chopped
  • 1 piece onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 1/4 lemon or 1 piece calamansi
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Prepare the sardine topping by heating oil in a pan. Sauté garlic, onion, and tomato until the last 2 ingredients softens. Add the canned sardines and a quarter of the sauce from the can. Cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Squeeze a piece of calamansi or a quarter lemon and add some chopped green onions. Stir. Remove from the pan. Set aside.
  • Crack the eggs into bowl. Whisk until smooth and well-blended. Set aside.
  • Prepare the eggplant by grilling until it softens. Make sure to flip it once in a while until steam comes out from the cracks of the skin. Remove from the grill. Let It cool down. Peel the skin off.
  • Lay a piece of eggplant on a plate. Using a fork, flatten the eggplant by sliding the fork downwards.
  • Heat remaining oil in a clean pan.
  • While the oil is heating-up, dip a piece of eggplant into the whisked/beaten eggs. Lay it flat on the pan. Scoop a portion of the sautéed sardines and place over the eggplant. Top with chopped green onions. Pour some beaten egg over the toppings. Continue cooking until the bottom turns golden brown.
  • Gently flip the eggplant. Continue cooking until the bottom part is completely cooked. Remove from the pan and arrange on a serving plate. Make sure that the part with sardines is facing upwards.
  • Serve with rice or your favorite side dish. Share and enjoy!


Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 635mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 846IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 348mg | Iron: 3mg