Torta like my nanay used to make
Torta that looks like pizza? Yummm…and you cut them like pizza, too.
Noong batang paslit pa lang ako, aliw na aliw ako sa triangle shaped piece of ulam na nilalagay ni Nanay sa plato ko. Awesome sa akin ‘yon kasi hindi pa ako nakakakita ng pizza. Rich kids lang kasi ang may karapatang kumain ng pizza noon harhar 😆
Naku ha, hindi joke ‘yon. Ang presyo ng isang malaking pizza noon eh pambili na namin ng ulam para sa isang linggo. Eniweys, it took me a lot of trials and errors para makuha ang tamang technique para makabuo ng torta.
Hindi ko ma-perfect…without using dahon ng saging, that is. I used to watch Nanay cook a perfect torta. Sinasapinan niya ang egg mixture ng dahon ng saging kapag piniprito na sa kawali. Wala namang dahon ng saging sa supermarkets. Alangan namang manghingi ako ng dahon sa kapitbahay namin tuwing magluluto ako ng torta.
Heavy duty non-stick pans will also do the trick. Eh kaso mo kung wala tayo noon? So, wala akong choice kundi perpekin ang plate-over-skillet flipping technique.
Mga kailangan natin:
1/4 K ground pork or beef, browned in pan
3-4 cloves garlic minced
1 medium onion, minced
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
3 pieces medium sized potatoes, cubed and fried
2 cups frozen vegetables
1 cup raisins
2 cups cheddar cheese, cubed
8 large eggs
Saute garlic, onions and bell pepper in a small amount of oil. When the onion becomes transparent, add the ground meat previously browned in pan. Season with 1 tbsp patis, 1 tbsp toyo, 1 tsp sugar and a dash of pepper.
Add the frozen veggies, fried potatoes, and raisins.
Blend well and adjust seasoning. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Set aside and let the mixture cool a little.
Beat the eggs and season with a dash of salt and pepper
Add the cooled meat mix to the beaten eggs.
Blend in cheese and mix well.
In a large flat pan, heat 2 tbsps oil and 2 tbsps butter. Pour the egg/meat mixture and distribute evenly. Cover and cook in low heat. Run a flat spatula or siyanse under the torta once in while to check doneness and to free up portions which stuck to the pan.
When the underside of the torta is cooked (brown in color), remove from heat. Run a siyanse under the torta one more time to make sure no portion is stuck to the pan.
Place a big plate (enough to cover the mixture) over the torta. Using one hand to hold the pan and the other to hold the plate in place, flip the pan transferring the torta onto the plate.
Heat the pan again, add a little butter and slide the torta from the plate back to the pan carefully. Cook until the underside is brown.
Tadaaa! Perfect torta hehe 🙂 Serve with catsup