A little while ago, when I saw this spicy eggplant stir-fry from one of my favourite foodie blogs: The Little Teochew, who has a large selection of delicious recipes. I knew I would love a vegetable dish like this too. So I have decided giving it a try last weekend. Since there are just dried chillies and cherry tomatoes in my pantry, I have changed the recipe a little bit, but the eggplant dish still tasted very delicious with some steamed white rice.
- Finely chop the garlic cloves, shallots and chillies. Place them in a bowl. Dice the tomatoes and add into the garlic mixture. Set aside. Cut the eggplants into thick strips. Heat some oil in a frying pot. Lower the eggplant strips into the hot oil and fry they have turned light golden. Remove and drain off excess oil.
- Add about 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet, stir-fry the tomato mixture until aromatic. Return the fried eggplant into the skillet, seasoning with salt and sugar to taste, and then stir all the ingredients until combined. Dish up and garnish it with chopped spring onions and crisp fried shallots if desired. Serve hot with steamed rice.