Eggplant Thai Stir Fry

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the seasonings in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved and set aside.
  • Rinse and dry the eggplant and cut off stems; don't peel. Quarter them lengthwise and cut each quarter into 2-inch wedges. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch with the water and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Heat a large, heavy skillet(or wok) over high heat for 30 seconds. Add the olive oil with the chili-pepper oil(or red pepper flakes), swirl, and heat for 30 seconds. Throw in the garlic, ginger, and scallions and stir rapidly for 15 seconds.
  • Add the eggplant wedges and stir with a spatula in flipping and gentle pressing motions for 2-5 minutes to expose them to the oil.
  • Turn heat down to medium high and continue to turn and press lightly for 4-7 more minutes, until the wedges are slightly browned and flattened. Don't press them hard, or they might break and become messy.
  • Turn the heat back up to high. Give the seasonings a stir and pour over the eggplant. Stir in scooping and lifting motions for about 30 seconds; give the cornstarch mixture a stir and add to the sauce. Cook to desired doneness.
  • Toss quickly, then place into a hot serving dish. Enjoy!
  • Makes 3 to 4 servings.
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