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Ampalaya with Eggs

How to Cook Ampalaya (bitter melon) with Eggs

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Vegetable Recipes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups ampalaya sliced thin, crosswise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes sliced
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup onion minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt to taste


How to cook Ampalaya (bitter melon) with Eggs:

  • Saute garlic and onion in 2 tablespoons of shortening or oil.
  • Add tomatoes and water, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add sliced ampalaya, cover and cook for 3 more minutes. Season with salt.
  • Add the beaten eggs spreading all over the vegetables.
  • Cook over slow heat until the eggs are slightly firm.
  • Add an extra 2 tablespoons of oil if necessary to keep the eggs from sticking.
  • Avoid stirring the vegetables as it squeezes more of the bitter flavor of the vegetables and makes the dish unpalatable. Yield: 4 servings.