Three examples of eggplants: two long eggplants and thin eggplant, one fat eggplant.

Another Chinese Fried Eggplant Recipe (Aubergine)

Summary: Eggplant (aka. Aubergine) is a very common vegetable in Chinese cooking. Strangely, Chinese restaurants in the western world don’t typically have any eggplant dishes. To try to reverse this trend and introduce more authentic Chinese dishes to our readers, we present this dish for Chinese fried eggplant. This time we are going to use the green variety rather than the black. This is a simple dish to make and very quick.

Ingredients for Chinese Fried Eggplant

  • 200 g pork, chopped finely.
  • 1 large aubergine.
  • 1 spring onion.
  • 3 garlic cloves.

Instructions for Chinese Fried Eggplant

This couldn’t be simpler. Put a drop of oil in a wok or frying pan and warm it on the stove. Chop all the ingredients into cubes. Put into the pan and fry until everything is cooked through. Don’t worry that the aubergine will turn to mush, that’s normal. This dish scores a zero on the presentation front, as the eggplant becomes just a green mass, but it is seriously delicious and so easy to cook even when in a rush. In China, this dish is usually served with boiled rise. However, I think it could be spread onto bread or toast or even as a topping for a baked potato, similar to how you might use guacamole.

Variations

For a stronger flavour, use bacon pork

Preparation time: 10 min

Number of servings (yield): 2

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: Chinese

My rating: 3 stars: ★★★☆☆

Eggplants photo by avlxyz

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