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Experience a fiery twist on a Filipino favorite with our Tortang Talong Dynamites—succulent eggplant stuffed with flavorful ground meat, wrapped in crispy lumpia wrapper, cheese, and deep-fried to perfection.

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Yields6 Servings
Total Time1 hr










Dynamites





Sauce





Tortang Talong
1

Grill eggplants until softened and skin darkens. Allow to cool, then remove stem and peel off skin. Set aside.

2

In a pan over medium heat, heat oil sauté onions and garlic until fragrant. Add ground pork and season with spring onions, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until brown and cooked. Drain excess oil and transfer to a bowl.

3

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

4

In a large bowl, mash together grilled eggplants, sautéed ground pork, beaten eggs, and flour. Set aside.

Dynamites
5

Grill green sili until slightly softened. Allow to cool, then slice in the center lengthwise and remove seeds and pith. Set aside.

6

Lay one lumpia wrapper on a large flat surface. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of tortang talong, and place 1 green sili on top. Stuff sili with cheese strips.

7

Carefully roll lumpia wrapper using the egg wash as glue to completely seal dynamite, with only the sili stem poking out.

8

In a deep fryer, cook dynamites until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Sauce
9

Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.

10

Serve sauce with crispy dynamites.

Ingredients











Dynamites





Sauce





Directions

Tortang Talong
1

Grill eggplants until softened and skin darkens. Allow to cool, then remove stem and peel off skin. Set aside.

2

In a pan over medium heat, heat oil sauté onions and garlic until fragrant. Add ground pork and season with spring onions, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper until brown and cooked. Drain excess oil and transfer to a bowl.

3

In a bowl, whisk together eggs, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

4

In a large bowl, mash together grilled eggplants, sautéed ground pork, beaten eggs, and flour. Set aside.

Dynamites
5

Grill green sili until slightly softened. Allow to cool, then slice in the center lengthwise and remove seeds and pith. Set aside.

6

Lay one lumpia wrapper on a large flat surface. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of tortang talong, and place 1 green sili on top. Stuff sili with cheese strips.

7

Carefully roll lumpia wrapper using the egg wash as glue to completely seal dynamite, with only the sili stem poking out.

8

In a deep fryer, cook dynamites until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Sauce
9

Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl.

10

Serve sauce with crispy dynamites.

Tortang Talong Dynamites