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Chinese eggplant and pork

A savory and spicy Chinese eggplant stir fry with minced pork (魚香茄子) is great to serve with rice. This is a simple and healthier version of  Chinese eggplant & ground pork recipe that can be done in 20 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 143kcal
Author Tracy O.

Ingredients

  • 2 Chinese eggplants small
  • 1/4 pound Ground pork
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 pieces Fresh chili peppers (use 1-3 or more depends how spicy you want)
  • 1 stick Green onion
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sugar

Corn starch mixture:

  • 2 teaspoons Corn starch
  • 3 teaspoons Water

Instructions

  • Minced 4 cloves of garlic and cut 3 chili peppers.
  • Wash and cut 1 stick of green onion and 2 small eggplants into wider strips.
  • Turn on medium to small fire, then pour 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to pan fry eggplants on a non-stick pan. Start with the skin side and cover the lid for a minute and flip the other side for another minute. Then, set them aside.
  • After that, put 1/4 pound of ground pork into non-stick pan and add 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil, chopped garlic and chili peppers. Keep stir frying them until it changes color. 
  • Next, add 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Stir them a little bit and add corn starch mixture (3 teaspoons of water and 2 teaspoons of corn starch). Last, add the pan fried eggplants and green onion, then mix them with the sauce. 

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Notes

Cooking tips for how to make ground pork and eggplant stir fry:

  • Add chili peppers to your spiciness (1-3 or more)
  • Use can mince lean pork or use ground pork. I prefer ground pork because it is easier.
  • Use Chinese eggplants instead of regular eggplants with thicker skin because they are bitter and not taste good.
  • Wash and cut eggplants into wider strips and add some vegetables oil to pan fried them start with the skin part first and cover with a lid. Then, cook for a minute and flip them and cook another minute.
  • Cook ground pork and make the sauce, then add the cooked eggplants, so the eggplants are not over cooked and still maintains it’s nice purple color.

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg