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Saturday, August 3, 2013
Eggplant with Garlic Sauce from Allrecipes.com
Delish. Use grated ginger and couple of tablespoons of rice vinegar as a substitute for the sugar if you wish. Mushrooms, whichever type you prefer, are a tasty optional addition to this recipe also
3 tablespoons canola oil (sesame or truffle oil)
4 Chinese eggplants, halved lengthwise
and cut into 1 inch half moons
1 cup water
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons garlic powder
5 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 Heat the canola oil in a skillet over high heat. Cook and stir the eggplant until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in the water, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Cover and simmer until all the water is absorbed. Meanwhile, mix sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and oyster sauce in a bowl until sugar and cornstarch have dissolved. Stir sauce into the eggplant, making sure to evenly coat the eggplant. Cook until the sauce has thickened.