Last Updated on March 13, 2018 by Ed Joven
How to cook Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg
Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg Recipe is a very simple dish with very high nutrients content, which is also good for those who are diabetic. I used to hate ampalaya or bitter melon when I was a kid but when my mom cooked it with egg, that’s when I started to like it and become one of my favorite filipino dish.
Ampalaya is also known as Bitter gourd, it is loaded with precious nutrients and an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folic acid, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. This is the reason why our parents wanted us to eat Ampalaya.
Here is the most simple Filipino Ampalaya recipe, Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg.
Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg Ingredients:
- 3 medium size amapalaya or bitter melon
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- 1 sliced onion
- 3 diced tomatoes
- 4 eggs, beaten
- some salt or patis (fish sauce) and pepper to taste
Ginisang Ampalaya with Egg Cooking Instructions:
- Slice Ampalaya or bitter melon thinly ( put in a bowl with water to lessen the bitter taste )
- In a pan, saute garlic, onion, and tomatoes until the tomatoes have juiced out. While doing this, add some patis (fish sauce), or salt and pepper to taste.
- Add ampalaya and 1/2 cup of water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- When ampalaya is quite tender, stir in the beaten eggs and cook for another 5 minutes. Then it is ready to be served.
Note: Do not over cooked the vegetable so it will still have a distinct crunchy taste when you eat.