How to Cook Tortang Okra (Lady’s Finger)

Torta is one simple yet messy dish. It is commonly used in cooking eggplant. This dish is easy to make but the process will let you mess your kitchen area? Why? You have to grill the eggplants and peel that burnt skin. Sometimes, although you want to eat torta for breakfast, you will skip the idea due to the process associated. In this recipe, we will give you an alternative to messy cooking of torta, that is, the use of okra or lady’s finger.

Torta is simply a Filipino-style omelette. The main ingredient is wrapped with beaten egg and fried. Tortang talong is a satisfying yet messy one. This tortang okra recipe may be a better version for those who do not want the peeling part of the original torta. It is so easy. You will only need to slice the okra. No grilling. No peeling. Well, it may not be messy, but it will be slimy. You can use this recipe to give a new life to okra. Commonly, people do not want to eat it due its slimy texture. With this recipe, you may trick your children to eat it. In addition to onions and garlics, you can actually add other ingredients available, such as carrots or sayote. You can always experiment on that.

Why is okra a good alternative to pork giniling or ground pork? It is rich in vitamins and minerals! It has vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. It also contains iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and potassium. Eating okra may also help improve digestive health and vision and strengthen bones, as well as balance cholesterol levels. Very nutritious, right? This recipe is good. Try it and let us know how it turned out!

How to Cook Tortang Okra (Lady's Finger)


  • 10 pcs okra sliced
  • 2 pcs eggs
  • 2 medium onions minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cooking oil for frying


  • Wash and slice the okra. Mince the onions and garlic.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except for cooking oil. Mix well.
  • Heat cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Slowly add some of the mixture. Fry until both sides are golden brown. Repeat until all the mixture is consumed.
  • Serve and enjoy your tortang okra!


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