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Sichuan Fried Eggplant

 

40

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

30

min

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

1 pound eggplant
2 cups peanut oil
for deep-frying
Batter
¼ cup all-purpose flour
cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
Sauce
1 tablespoon peanut oil
3 tablespoons scallions, spring or green onions
finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger
fresh, chopped
2 teaspoons chili bean sauce
*
cup stock
chicken or vegetable
2 tablespoons rice wine
or sherry, dry
1 tablespoon chinese black vinegar
or cider vinegar
*
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce, dark
1 teaspoon cornstarch
mixed with:
1 teaspoon water

Directions

Cut the eggplant into thin 1½ inch by 3-inch slices.

Do not peel them.

For the batter mix the flour, water, and salt together in a small bowl, then strain through a fine sieve.

Let rest for about 20 minutes.

For the sauce, heat a wok or large frying-pan until hot and add the 1 tablespoon of oil.

Put in the scallions, ginger, and chili bean sauce and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

Then add the stock, rice wine, vinegar, tomato paste, sugar, and soy sauce and continue to cook for 1 minute.

Thicken the sauce with the blended cornstarch and cook another minute.

Set aside.

Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or large wok until quite hot.

Dip the slices of eggplant into the batter, let the excess batter drip off, then deep-fry.

You may have to do this in several batches.

Remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain well on paper towel.

Arrange the eggplant slices on a serving platter, pour the sauce over and serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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mark
illilnois
 about 10 years ago

try putting in toaster oven 350 degrees for 30 minutes or so. put honey on top. UM UM

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 350g (12.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 108193% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 112g 172%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 768mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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