Ground Pork Omelette (Giniling na Torta)

Ground Pork Omelette (Giniling na Torta), photo by Mae Sanguer

Ground Pork Omelette (Giniling na Torta)

This recipe was once by favourite breakfast when I was still happily living in the Philippines.  I love the smell of frying garlic, which I knew would be a basic of a minced pork omelette.  My mother knew this was the only way to get me up from the comfort of my warm blanket and pillow at 5am to be ready for work at 7am.  Those were the days……


  • 500g minced pork
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup oil


  1. Using large sauce pan, heat a tablespoon of the oil and sauté the garlic and onion.
  2. Add the minced pork and cook until brown all over.
  3. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Stir in the potato cubes.
  5. Drench with a cup water.
  6. Cook until potato cubes until they have softened and the liquid has evaporated.
  7. Heat up a large frying pan and pour in the rest of the oil over a medium heat.
  8. Pour in half of the beaten eggs.
  9. Add the meat mixture on top.
  10. Pour in the rest of the egg and let it cooked for a couple of minutes.
  11. Using a spatula, loosen the sides and turn the omelette upside down.
  12. If rather nervous about flipping or tossing the omelette, put the pan under a hot grill and cook until eggs mixture had solidified.
  13. Transfer to a serving dish and serve with lots and lots of tomato sauce and of course with boiled rice or buttered bread.

Yummy na, sarap pa

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