Hot and Sour Eggplant

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“You can serve this as a vegan main dish on top of cooked grains or as a side dish. I like it on the side with some fried rice loaded with vegetables and some grilled chicken. Other vegetables, like colored peppers and chunks of onion, can be added. The secret is the sauce. If your eggplants are not young and tender, peel them first.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the eggplant cubes in a large bowl, sprinkle them with the salt, and add cool water to cover. Place a saucer or bowl on top to keep eggplant submerged. Let soak 30 to 45 minutes, then drain, rinse, and dry on paperr towels.
  2. Whisk together the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the garlic and the oil in a small bowl and set it aside.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok on medium-high heat. Add the dried eggplant cubes and stir-fry until tender and browning, about 5 to 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic during the last 30 seconds of stir-frying.
  4. Pour in the sauce ingredients from the small bowl, cook and stir until the sauce has thickened and coated the eggplant. Serve hot!

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