A simple yet authentic Chinese eggplant recipe makes for the perfect side dish!
8ouncesChinese or Japanese eggplant1/2-1 eggplant
1inchpiece of gingerchopped
1teaspoonchili pasteor to taste
1teaspoonoyster sauceuse soy sauce or gluten free tamari for gluten free or vegan version
Cut the eggplant in half lengthwise. Take each half and cut it into quarters vertically down the middle. Then cut each quarter into thirds. You should end up with 24 long pieces of eggplant.
Heat wok over high heat until smoking. Reduce heat to low and add oil. Add eggplant and cook over medium heat until browned and soft. Move eggplant to the side of the wok.
Reduce heat to medium low and add garlic, ginger and chili paste. Cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Mix garlic and ginger with the eggplant and add water, turn the heat to high and add oyster sauce. Wait until the water is bubbling and then start mixing the vegetables. Cook 2-3 minutes or until water is almost gone.