Tortang Giniling – Ground Pork Omelette

Tortang Giniling – Ground Pork Omelette


2 to 3 eggs
1 onion (minced)
1/2 to 1 lb of Ground pork
1 cup diced and minced roasted eggplant pulp (optional for a different variation)

3-4 cloves of garlic,
salt and pepper to taste
1 small potato cut in small cubes (optional)

Sautee  garlic, and onion first, then add ground pork, (and potato or eggplant pulp – optional) until brown then set aside.
2.  Beat eggs and then mix the sauteed ingredients into the egg.
3.  Heat the frying pan with oil over medium heat, then pour mixture.
4.  Turn the omelette on its side until cooked.

Servings 2-3

Contributor’s comments:
This is a Canadian-Filipino variation of an omelette.  Torta means omelette or pie and Giniling means ground.   Tortang Giniling in this case is a pork omelette.  A good variation from the usual North American Ham and Cheese omelette and hash browns.

A truly Filipino version of this dish is the Tortang Talong (Eggplant omelette)

Just watch this you tube video to see how it is made.


3 thoughts on “Tortang Giniling – Ground Pork Omelette”

  • Good toss!

    I always prefer the eggplant whole, not grinding it to pieces. I never ate with giniling yet…

    And I never used “vetsin” or monosodium glutamate. That is a very harsh thing for our skeletal system. I prefer to add much chili in it. Yumyum!

  • The potatoes are optional. In the Philippines, potato is an expensive food item, and is used sparingly. On the other hand, eggplant is cheap.
    In North America, potatoes are cheap, but eggplants are expensive. If you are feeding a big group, the use of potatoes is a great way to stretch the recipe.

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