Eggplant with Garlic Sauce Recipe -
Eggplant with Garlic Sauce Recipe
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Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

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"A mildly spicy (or very spicy if you like) eggplant dish. My mother has been making this for me since I was a child. It is SO GOOD!!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over high heat. Cook and stir the eggplant until soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in the water, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder. Cover and simmer until all the water is absorbed. Meanwhile, mix sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and oyster sauce in a bowl until sugar and cornstarch have dissolved. Stir sauce into the eggplant, making sure to evenly coat the eggplant. Cook until the sauce has thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 19, 2010

Good base recipe for Szechuan-style garlic eggplant. Need to season the eggplant with some salt/pepper a bit while frying. Jazz it up using fresh crushed garlic instead of the powder, at least 2 fat cloves, right at the end of stir-frying the egglplant (mellowing the garlic), along with some green onion. For more flavor, add extra dash of oyster sauce and a good dash of fish sauce, a little more pepper flakes as well. Goes very well with added thin-sliced pork/chicken/beef. Just toss it in after you get the eggplant stir fryin' for a couple mins (takes less time to cook).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 19, 2011

Not sure what went wrong w/ this, but the entire thing just turned to mush

Sep 14, 2010

Love Love Loved this ~ Pretty much made as written except the following: 3 cloves fresh pressed garlic in lieu of garlic powder, chicken broth in lieu of water and 1/2 TB each of Chinese Garlic Chile Paste & Chinese Chile Paste in lieu of crushed red pepper flakes. I couldn't believe how wonderful this turned out, better than a restaurant, I was very impressed and will make this again and again :-)

Dec 29, 2009

Delish!!!! I used hoisin sauce instead, since that is what I had on hand. I also reduced the sugar to 1tsp and it was plenty. So healthy and yummy at the same time! Love it!

Mar 16, 2011

I have made this twice now, and the second time was significantly better. 1) Use fresh garlic if you have it!! (Or pre-chopped garlic in oil). It tastes so much better than with the garlic powder. I used 2-3 bulbs. 2) Ground pork tastes amazing with this dish. I fried up the ground pork seperately to get some browning on the meat, then I drained the excess fat. I added the whole thing to the eggplant mixture at the end of cooking. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Oct 27, 2010

This was fabulous. my husband devoured it and he *never* eats eggplant. I subbed homemade vegetable stock for the water and I used 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper and two teaspoons sriracha hot chili sauce. I also used 4 tablespoons of soy instead of two as I had no oyster sauce. I also added bok choy and some diced chicken and served over brown rice. Yummy!

Oct 21, 2009

This is excellent. I tried another recipe for stir fried eggplant on this site and this one is much better. I didn't add as much sugar and garlic powder. And I didn't have any pepper flakes on hand, so I added a hint of tabasco. It came out great.

Apr 07, 2011

This is a great recipe to start with. I like to use fresh garlic over dried - and when making Asian sauces I tend to go with brown sugar instead of white. I also switched from soy to tamari - however, as written I'm sure the original is great too! I loved this dish and am very happy to have found it. I've craved Eggplant with Garlic sauce many times over the years and now when the craving hits I have the perfect recipe! Thank you!


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  • Calories
  • 187 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 13.2 g
  • 53%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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