Grafted Growers Recipe (Orient Express Eggplant)
This spicy stir-fried eggplant has a deep, rich, Smokey, and spicy flavor that will make you forget about the fatty meats that we generally use in our recipes. It’s incredibly delicious, and the dark purple eggplant adds a nice pop of color to a platter of food that’s already calling out to your hungry stomach.
With only 20 calories per cup (100 grams), 5 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein, and 3 grams of fiber, Orient Express eggplant is a good source of vitamins B1 and B6, as well as potassium. It also contains copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, and folic acid.
‘Spicy Stir-fried Orient Express Eggplant’
- 1 lb. Orient Express Eggplant
- 1 cup Basil
- 1 large Onion (cut into cubes)
- 2 large cloves Garlic
- 1 teaspoon Chili flakes
- 2 tablespoons Chili Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Oyster Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
- 2 teaspoons Sugar
- Slice the eggplant crosswise into approximately 1 cm thick rounds.
- In a small amount of oil, fry the garlic and chili flakes for about 30 seconds, then add the chopped eggplant.
- Add 1/4 cup of water and boil for about 5 minutes, or until the eggplant is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Add the onion, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar. Stir everything together well and cook until the sauce is dry and sticky.
- Add the chili sauce and mix well. Stir it in and continue to fry until the pan is completely dry and it appears to be about to burn.
- Add another 1/4 cup of water before it starts burning.
- Stir in the water to deglaze the pan, then continue to simmer until the sauce is smooth and thick.
- Turn off the heat and let the eggplant cool for a minute before tossing in the basil and gently mix it in.