Tortang Alamang

Tortang Alamang
Tortang Alamang is not the usual type of omelet to most. A packet of dried alamang have been lying in the cupboard for sometime now. I first thought I could use it as a topping for a vegetable dish but I could not find the right vegetables at this part of the world. Alamang is usually used as topping for boiled vegetable dish to most Pinoy household in the Countryside. Tortang alamang is no different from other type of omelet, dried alamang is first sautéed with onion and tomatoes to re-hydrates and partly cook the dried krill before blending it with beaten eggs. I wanted a thick omelet so I used the same cooking method from my other torta recipes. Of course, it could be cooked whatever omelet cooking method that is convenient or to your preference. Here is how I cooked it.

Ingredients:

Alamang, Dried Krill

1 1/2 cup alamang, dried krill
4 big size egg, beaten
1 small size onion, chopped
1 medium size tomato, chopped
salt and pepper
cooking oil

Cooking procedure:

In a pan, sauté onion and tomato. Add dried krill and stir cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Beat eggs in a large bowl, pour in cooked dried krill and mix thoroughly. Heat oil in frying pan, when it start to smoke lower heat to medium low heat and pour in omelette mixture, pan fry mixture for 3 to 5 minutes or until it solidifies, keep covered, then lower heat to low continue cooking covered for another 5 to 10 minutes for the inner portion of the omelet to be cooked. (Alternate way to cooked the inner portion with out burning is to transfer the semi solidified omelette in tempered glassware and continue cooking in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes at medium to high or bake in oven.). Serve with ketchup or vinegar with crushed garlic dip.

Dried Krill Omelet

See other related torta recipes;

Tortang Carne
Tortang Carne Norte
Tortang Talong

3 comments:

jorp said...

This one is referred to as CALCAG in Iloilo if im not mistaken.
Most of the time, i just heat them over an oil less pan then mix with rice yum yum

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ut-man said...

Hi jorp,
They are good as sahog for vegetable dish also....

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Nathan said...

Hey UT- Man I left you an award on my blog, you can pick it up if you'd like it's okay if you don't though since I know some bloggers don't do awards since it's time consuming or simply just don't like it on their blog which is perfectly fine :)

P.S.

Nice "Tortang Alamang" in Spaniard and Cuban cooking we make something similar we call "Tortilla" it's a thick potato omelette looks similar :)

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