4.88 from 8 votes
Chinese Eggplants with Minced Pork
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Humble Chinese eggplants with minced pork
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: Eggplant, pork
Servings: 2
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: Elaine
Ingredients
  • 2 long Asian eggplants
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup minced pork
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine
  • 3 tbsp. cooking oil ,divided
  • 2 garlic cloves ,sliced
  • 1 thumb ginger ,sliced
  • 2 green onions ,white half and green half divided
  • 1/2 tbsp. doubanjiang ,skip this if you prefer a mild taste or double for a hotter version
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Remove the ends of Asian eggplants and then cut into small cubes (for the best flavor, try to cut each cubes with some skin). Transfer them into a large pot filled with water, add pinch of salt and soak for 10 minutes. Add a weight if necessary to make sure the eggplants is well soaked. Set aside to drain completely.
  2. Marinate minced pork with minced ginger, a small pinch of salt and Chinese cooking wine. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in wok and fry the eggplants for 6-9 minutes until the eggplants become soft and withered. Transfer eggplants out and leave the oil in.
  4. Add marinated pork in to stir-fry until the color changes into white. Transfer out.
  5. Re-heat around 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in wok and fry green onion white parts, garlic, ginger, and doubanjiang until aroma. Return the eggplants along with fried minced pork, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Mix well.
  6. Garnish chopped green onion (green parts) and serve with steamed rice.
Recipe Notes

If you want the eggplants to absorb less oil, you can spread some cornstarch to coat the eggplants before cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Eggplants with Minced Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 434mg 18%
Potassium 538mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 7.2%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.