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Braised Eggplant

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Eggplant
  • 1 Or
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 3 tb Oil or lard
  • 1 c Stock
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Salt


1. Peel eggplant; cut lengthwise in quarters, then crosswise in 1-inch
sections. Crush garlic.

2. Heat oil. Add garlic; stir-fry a few times. Add eggplant and stir-fry
gently to coat with oil (1 to 2 minutes).

3. Add stock, soy sauce and salt and bring to a boil. Then simmer, covered,
until done (10 to 15 minutes).

NOTE: Overcooking makes eggplant mushy. It's at its best when soft on the
outside, but still firm inside. VARIATIONS:

1. After step 2, add 1 tablespoon shrimp sauce and stir-fry 1 minute more.
Then pick up step 3, omit the soy sauce and salt.

2. In step 3, add 2 tablespoons of dried shrimp (which have been simmered
10 minutes in 1 pup of water). Then, during the last 5 minutes of cooking,
add the soy sauce and salt. (The shrimp water may be substituted for the

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