Chocolate Chip Cookies

A simple recipe – excellent for cooking newbies. The first time I tried cooking this recipe, it was perfect

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
(Serves 16)

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 pieces raw eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Watch this video for cooking guide, this video is courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy.

http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/F3p0VpdAgeA&source=uds

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix well and set aside.
  3. On a separate mixing bowl, put in butter and beat. Gradually add both sugars while beating.
  4. Add-in the vanilla extract and eggs (one piece at a time) while beating.
  5. Gradually add the flour, salt, and baking soda mixture and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed.
  6. Put-in the chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Fold until the chips and nuts are well incorporated.
  7. Arrange parchment paper in a baking sheet. Scoop and drop the mixture on the parchment paper. Note: try to press the mixture a little bit to make the cookie flat. This will also give you room if you want to place extra chocolate chips on top of the cookie.
  8. Place inside the oven and bake for 7 to 9 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and place in cooling racks.
  10. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Ginisang Sayote Recipe

Ginisang Sayote (Sautéed Chayote) is another easy recipe for working moms like me. It’s so simple and of course, you can easily find the ingredients. The vegetable is sautéed with garlic, onion, and tomato (along with ground pork). It is usually eaten with white rice.
Sayote or chayote is one of the members of the gour family. You can also use this vegetable as a substitute for green papaya when cooking tinola.
Try this simple recipe.

Ginisang Sayote Recipe
(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 3 pieces medium chayote, peeled, seed removed, and sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 medium sized onion, sliced
  • 1 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 lb ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Watch this video for cooking guide, this video is courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy.

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Heat the cooking oil in a pan.
  2. Sauté the garlic, onion, and tomato
  3. When the tomato becomes soft, add the ground pork and then cook for 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Put-in the chayote. Stir.
  5. Cover. Let boil and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt and ground black pepper. Stir.

Serve with hot rice. Share and enjoy!

Rellenong Talong (Stuffed Eggplant)

I’ve been a sucker for this recipe since I learned how to cook it when I started working in the BPO industry. We were sent to Manila for training back then and I learned how to do it from a house mate and colleague. And I didn’t know that this is called Rellenong Talong, I just know that it’s Tortang Talong with Pork Giniling.

So here’s how I do it:

Rellenong Talong (Stuffed Eggplant) Recipe
(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces Chinese eggplant
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 pieces large eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil plus 1 tablespoon extra

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Grill the eggplants until steam comes out (about 4 to 6 minutes per side).
  2. Remove the eggplants from the grill; let the temperature cool down; peel-off the skin and then set aside
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of cooking in a pan.
  4. Sauté onion, garlic, and tomato
  5. Add the ground pork. Cook until color turns medium brown (about 8 to 10 minutes)
  6. Put-in soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and ground black pepper. Stir; turn off heat, and then set aside.
  7. Add remaining salt with the beaten eggs and then beat once more.
  8. Dip the eggplants in the beaten egg mixture.
  9. Heat a clean pan and then pour-in 1/2 cup cooking oil.
  10. Put-in one egg plant. Scoop about half of the ground pork mixture and distribute on top of the eggplant
  11. Pour-in about 2 to 3 tablespoons of beaten egg mixture over the ground pork.
  12. Gently flip the egg (using 2 spatulas if possible) to cook the other side. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes in low to medium heat.
  13. Remove from the pan and transfer to a serving plate.
  14. Serve with banana ketchup and steamed rice.

Share and enjoy!

Tortang Giniling (Ground Meat Omelet)

Another Filipino favorite is Tortang Giniling or Ground Meat Omelet. Basically, it’s ground meat (can be pork or beef) sautéed with vegetables mixed directly with beaten eggs. Usually served during breakfast along with garlic fried rice, it’s very easy to prepare and the ingredients are readily available.

Here’s how I do it:

Tortang Giniling Recipe
(Serves 4)

Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb ground beef, pork, or chicken
  • 3 pieces raw eggs
  • 1 medium-sized onion, diced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
Cooking Procedure
  1. Heat a frying pan or wok and pour-in the cooking oil
  2. When the oil is hot enough, sauté the onion, and tomatoes
  3. Add the ground meat and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add salt and pepper then stir to distribute. Put-in the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk the eggs then pour over the ground meat then use a spatula to distribute the meat and eggs evenly.
  6. Cook each side for 3 minutes or until you see that the eggs are fully cooked. Avoid over cooking the eggs.
  7. Turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Serve with ketchup. 

Share and enjoy!

Note: Video is courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy