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How to CooK Tortang Halaan sa Dahon ng Saging (Clam Omelette in Banana Leaves)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 2 kilos clams Halaan
  • 3 whole eggs beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 head garlic crushed
  • 2 pcs onion chopped
  • 3 pcs tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper ground
  • banana leaves
  • 1 cup cooking oil for frying


    How to cook Tortang Halaan sa Dahon ng Saging:

    • Soak clams in water with 1 Tbsp salt for a few hours, depending on how clean the clams are, sometimes you have to soak them for several hours to remove all the sands and mud out of the clams.
    • In a pot, boil some water and drop the halaan or clams until they are half opened.
    • Cool and drain then remove the meat from the shell.
    • Then chop the meat finely and transfer to a bowl then add the beaten eggs. Set aside.
    • In a saucepan heat oil then saute garlic until light brown.
    • Add in the onions and tomatoes until soft. Then add the clam meat-beaten egg mixture and season with salt and pepper.
    • Stir cook for a few minutes until the omelet solidify.
    • Cut the banana leaves 9 inch strips. Roll over heat to wilt the banana leaves.
    • Wrap 2 Tbsp. of the sauteed mixture in the center of two banana leaves strips arranged like a cross, one horizontally and the other diagonally on the top.
    • Do the same for the rest of the mixture. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry each wrapped halaan for 5 minutes. Serve hot with ketchup.