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Easy Chinese Eggplant Recipe


Chinese Eggplant Recipe

This Chinese eggplant recipe belongs to both the best Chinese recipes and Chinese vegetarian recipes. When I have it on my table, it disappears fast.

Eggplant is good for folks who need foods rich in potassium (Check out what's potassium deficiency and pottassium nitrate). It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin K, Manganese, Vitamin B6, Folate while it is very low in Cholesterol, a good choice for hight blood pressure diet.

I've made it one of my family's regular veggie recipes. It might even give you some quick dinner ideas today, or you can add it to your healthy Chinese food recipes to try later.

In this recipe, I use Chinese eggplants. I also tried other eggplants, it worked well too.


1. Chinese eggplants

4, cut into long pieces like shown in the picture above. You can cube them if you like. (If you use regular eggplant, it's fine.)

2. For the Sauce:

  • Soy sauce -- 3 tablespoons (try organic soy sauce if possible)
  • Rice wine vinegar -- 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar -- 2 tablespoons
  • Green chili pepper -- 2, chopped
  • Cornstarch -- 2 teaspoons
  • Red pepper flakes -- some, decide according to your taste or use 1 teaspoon chili oil
  • Rice wine or dry sherry -- 1 tablespoon

3. vegetable oil -- 4 tablespoons

4. Optional: -- One green onion, cut into small pieces. (Green veggies are full of megnesium which has many health benefit. Add green when possible. )


Step 1:

Place the eggplant pieces into a large bowl, sprinkle with a little salt. Fill with enough water to cover, and let it sit for about 25 minutes. Rinse and drain, dry with paper towels.

Step 2:

In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients of the sauce. Set it aside.

Step 3:

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the eggplant until it is tender and begins to brown.
  • Pour in the sauce, cook and stir until the sauce is thick and the eggplant is evenly coated.
  • Take out, sprinkle on the chopped green onion. Here you go, the great Chinese eggplant recipe that isn't just sitting on paper. Serve immediately and ENJOY!



Make it one of the recipes for special occations, such as Mother's Day meal, along with beautiful flowering tea or bloom tea to make the days special.

You may add home-made fortune cookies with your special fortune cookie messages to make the day even more fun and memorable.



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