Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ginisang Ampalaya

Ginisang Ampalaya or Sauteed Bitter Melon/Gourd is one dish that I don't really like to eat when I was a child. Who wants to eat something bitter anyway? *grin* But my Inay (mother) always insist that I should eat this stuff because this is good for me... Little by little, I tried to eat it... Now this is one dish I love to see on our dinning table.


the ingredients:

1 large ampalaya
1 large red onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 medium size tomatoes, chopped
1/4 kl ground pork
2 eggs, beaten
salt & pepper to taste
cooking oil

here's how:

Cut the ampalaya lengthwise. Scrape the white part on the middle.
Slice into 1/4 " diagonally, set aside.

On a pan, saute garlic, onion & tomatoes.
Add the ground pork, sprinkle with some salt
Mix well to incorporate the flavors.
When the pork turns light brown, add in the ampalaya.
Season with salt & pepper.
Simmer while stirring occasionally until the ampalaya is half cooked.
Pour in the beaten eggs while continuously mixing the vegetables.
Continue stirring until the eggs are cooked.

Best serve with steamed rice & fried fish!


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