1 lb eggplant, peeled cut into 1-inch dice
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with 2 tablespoons water to make a paste
vegetable oil, for deep-frying
2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon sambal oelek chili paste
1/2 teaspoon ground bean sauce (recommend Koon Chun brand)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Combine all Spicy Sauce ingredients and mix well.
In a wok or large frying pan, deep-fry eggplant at 350 degrees F for 1 minute. Remove eggplant and drain on paper towels.
Meanwhile remove all but 1/2 teaspoon of oil from wok. On high heat, stir-fry garlic for 5 seconds then add Spicy Sauce. Reduce heat and let sauce simmer 20 seconds.
Add eggplant and mix well. Simmer for another 10 seconds. Stir in cornstarch paste a little at a time until desired consistency. Serve immediately.
Saturated Fat: 0.5