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P.F. Chang's Stir-Fried Spicy Eggplant


Chinese eggplant tossed in a spicy vegetarian sauce with chili paste and scallions. Yum!

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  • 1 pound eggplant, peeled, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, mixed with
  • 2 tablespoons water, to make a paste
  • canola oil, for deep-frying
  • Spicy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce (or regular oyster sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (Sambal Oleck preferred)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground bean sauce (Koon Chun preferred)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Servings 2
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Combine all Spicy Sauce ingredients and mix well.

In a wok, deep-fry eggplant at 350°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 simmer for another 10 seconds. Stir in cornstarch paste a little at a time until desired consistency. Serve immediately.

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