Category: Eggs & Dairy

Egg in Tomato & Onion Torta

Postulant Cook’s Egg Recipe

Egg Torta By PH Morton

Egg Torta
By PH Morton

Egg Torta By PH Morton

Egg Torta
By PH Morton

Egg in Tomato and Onion Torta


1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil (or vegetable oil)

4 large eggs

1 large onion, cut into thin strips

3 medium tomatoes, chopped

4 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt & Pepper

Cooking Method:

Beat the eggs in a bowl, season with salt and pepper.  Set aside.

Using a non-stick frying pan or well seasoned wok, heat up the oil.

Add the garlic and saute until golden brown, not burnt.

Add the onion and then add the tomatoes.  Fry until both have soften.

Add a tiny amount of salt and pepper.  Stir.

Pour in the beaten egg.  Move the pan from side to side to ensure that the tomatoes and onion are covered by the egg.

Lower down the heat and cover the torta and let it cook in its own juices.  This would take at least 3 minutes.

It is also applicable to put the pan under the grill to cook the top of the eggs torta.

Running a spatula along the sides of the torta, loosen and then transfer to a serving plate.

Serve hot with green salad and some buttered bread.





Comfort Food: Fried Egg with Garlic

I don’t feel very well today. I have got a massive headache which refuses to go away despite regular intake of paracetamol.

I thought I’ll make myself lugaw, a Filipino rice soup dish, alas I don’t have fresh ginger in the fridge. Lugaw without ginger is a non-starter.

After rummaging through the pantry, I found this sardines made from the Philippines. It was a red spicy LIGO. I thought I’ll heat it up a little bit and it would go nicely with a little boiled rice.

While the rice is boiling merrily on the stove, I put in the sardines in a frying pan. The smell made my stomach somersault like it was practising for the Olympics. Hot, spicy Ligo sardines with boiled rice is out of the equation sadly.

But I was still starving. I remember my comfort food, the thing I would eat when I don’t really feel like eating, eggs with fried garlic which coincidentally will go nicely with my boiled rice. Love it with tomato ketchup on the side.

All is well in my world excepting my horrible headache

To make my egg omelette is extremely easy.

Beat a couple of eggs in a small bowl, add salt and pepper.
Chop finely a couple of cloves of garlic

Add oil to a frying pan on a medium heat.

Add the garlic; when brown, turn down the heat.

Add the egg to the pan. It will cook quickly.

Get a nice spatula and turn the egg over. Leave for a minute.

Then serve with a dollop of ketchup with boiled rice or chips.