*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          EGGPLANT WITH SPICY MEAT
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Oriental                         Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    Oriental eggplants *
                         Oil
    1       tb           Chile oil
    1       tb           Mashed garlic
    1       c            Ground pork **
                         Soy sauce
      3/4   c            Chicken broth
    2       tb           Bottled hoisin sauce
    1       tb           Chinese vinegar
    2       t            Cornstarch
    1       t            Water
    1       tb           Minced green onion ***
 
   *Note: 4 oriental eggplants should equal about 1 lb.
   ** 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground pork may be used instead of pork if
   desired.
   ***Use green part of green onion only.
   Trim blossom ends of eggplants. Cut in halves lengthwise. Cut each half in
   1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices. Steam eggplants until tender or cook in 1
   inch hot oil in large skillet or wok until golden brown. Drain well on
   paper towels. Drain all oil from skillet and add chile oil. Cook over high
   heat 30 seconds. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 10 seconds. Add ground
   pork, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, broth and hoisin sauce and stir-fry until
   pork is browned. Add vinegar and eggplants, toss lightly to blend flavors
   and heat through. Season to taste with more soy sauce. Mix cornstarch with
   water and stir into pork mixture. Cook and stir until ingredients glisten.
   Add green onion and stir-fry 5 seconds. Serve at once.
  
 
 
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