#AWholeLotToLove | Stuffed Cheesy Ampalaya Made with Anchor Shredded Cheddar

Hello, mga momshies! I know it’s been a while since I last shared a recipe, so here’s something I came up with which I hope you and your kids will love! This is one dish that’s delicious, comforting and super healthy.


 A super quick and easy Stuffed Cheesy Ampalaya dish made with Anchor Shredded Cheddar that's sooooo good, it would be a big mistake not to share this recipe with all of you.



I know how hard it is to make kids love ampalaya. Trust me, the struggle was real to convince them (force actually) to cook and eat ampalaya! Even my husband doesn't like eating bitter melons mainly because they are, well, bitter. But I've made it easier for you to fall in love with this usually despised vegetable, and I promise you that the end result is an ampalaya dish that will not be bitter at all.

Seriously, the trick is to just add a taste of real dairy goodness to your meals with Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Shredded Cheddar, and Grated Parmesan Cheese. Btw, my daughter loves Anchor Cheddar a LOT!


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I really love Anchor's delectable range of fresh and premium dairy products.  From fresh Full Cream Milk and Low Fat Milk, powdered Full Cream Milk and Choco Family Milk, Salted and Unsalted Pure New Zealand Butter to shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar and grated Parmesan Cheese, it's the best and finest from New Zealand.  Conveniently packed and ready to go straight out of the package, gourmet meals at home are easy with Anchor.


The new Anchor Shredded Mozzarella, Shredded Cheddar and Grated Parmesan Cheese are just what you need for sumptuous family meals at home.

So let’s get cooking!

Ingredients:

        1/4 cup Anchor unsalted butter
        3 medium ampalaya, cleaned and sliced about 2 inches
        1 medium onion, sliced
        1/2 cup carrots, minced
        3 tbsp garlic, chopped
        1/2 kilo ground pork
        1/4 cup tomato sauce
        1 teaspoon salt
        1 teaspoon ground black pepper
        2 eggs, slightly beaten
        3 tbsp. flour
        3 tbsp. bread crumbs
        1/2 cup Anchor Shredded Cheddar
        1/2 cup Anchor grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Stuffed Ampalaya with Cheese

1. Cut the ampalaya, scoop out the seeds and inner flesh.
2. Sprinkle with salt to release the moisture.
3. Drain the excess water and soak overnight or for 3-4 hours.


There are some other techniques you can try to remove the bitter taste of ampalaya. What I usually do is to rub some salt and let it soak for a few hours. Squeezing out the juice is effective in removing the bitter taste, but some say that removing out the juices removes the nutrients. So if you are more into the health benefits of ampalaya, I recommend to just soak or rub it with salt without removing the juices.

 
For the filling:

1.Heat up pan and melt ½ cup butter and saute the onion and garlic for about 30 seconds.
2.Mix in the carrots, ground pork, salt, pepper, tomato sauce, Anchor cheddar and egg.
3.Let it simmer for 5 minutes over lowest heat. Remove from fire and pour in a serving dish. Set aside.


 4. Stuff the ampalaya halves with the filling with Anchor Cheddar.


5. Dredge ampalaya halves in flour, dip in egg and roll in parmesan cheese mixture. Do the dry and wet dipping technique. Thinly coat with flour, then dip in beaten eggs and roll in Parmesan-breadcrumb mixture.



For the coating: In a big dry plate, combine the flour, salt, pepper and Anchor parmesan cheese.



 6. Using the same pan, melt remaining butter and fry them until crisp and golden brown.

7. Serve warm. Share and enjoy!



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