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Di San Xian—Chinese Sautéed Potato Eggplants and Green Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Famous Chinese Northern Dish- Di San Xi known as three treasures of the earth.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Eggplant, potatoes
Servings: 2
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 long eggplants
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch for coating
  • 1 potatoes , cut into thick slices
  • 1 green pepper , cut into small pieces
  • 1 green onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • oil for frying
Stir-frying sauce
  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp. water
  1. Soak the eggplants in slightly salted water for 15 minutes. Drain completely and then coat evenly with a thin layer of cornstarch.

  2. In a small bowl, mix all of the stir-frying sauce together.
  3. Heat oil in wok (recommend adding more oil to fasten the process, do not worry, we will remove extra oil later) to form a 3 cm oil layer.
  4. Place potatoes in and fry until well cooked. Then place the eggplant in and gently fry during the process until well cooked. Fry green pepper for 10 seconds.
  5. Pour extra oil out and leave around 1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil in. Fry green onion and garlic until aromatic. Place the stir fry sauce in. Wait for a while until boiling. Place potato, green pepper and eggplants in. Fry until each piece is well coated.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Recipe Notes

Tip about the wet starch coating: if you prefer a thicker coating, you can double the amount or for a more clean and dry version, skip the wet starch.
Traditionally, this dish is deep-fried. If you are watching out the daily oil intake, you can fry all the ingredients with less oil. But the later method requires more time and patience.

Nutrition Facts
Di San Xian—Chinese Sautéed Potato Eggplants and Green Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 1314mg57%
Potassium 445mg13%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.