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Eggplant With Braised Pork Sauce | Chef John’s Cooking Class

Eggplant With Braised Pork Sauce | Chef John’s Cooking Class
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Crispy eggplant topped with savory and delicious braised pork sauce, this fancy-looking eggplant dish is easier to make than you think. Follow Chef John’s instruction and you’ll be glad that you try it.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 15 min
COOKING TIME: 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 7 oz. Eggplant
  • Frying Coating
  • 1 cup Egg
  • 4 cup Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp. Peppercorn Oil
  • 5 oz. Pork Belly
  • 2 tbsp. Shaoxing cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Ginger
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped Green Onion
  • 1 tbsp. Pixian County Bean Paste
  • 0.5 tbsp| Picked Chilies
  • 4 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp. Cornstarch Water (2 Tbsp Cornstarch Mixed With 1 Tbsp Water)
  • Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Sweet Black Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
Cut the eggplant into 1 inch thick round pieces.
Step 2
Step 2
2
Slice one side of the piece to ¾ vertically, but not all the way through; turn around, slice the other side to 3/4 vertically also.
Step 3
Step 3
3
Pull horizontally to open the slice. Stick through the slice horizontally.
Step 4  
Step 4  
4
Coat eggplant pieces with egg batter; then cover the pieces with corn starch.
Step 5
Step 5
5
In a heated wok, fry eggplant pieces at oil temperature 400°F (200°C).
Step 6
Step 6
6
Dice pork belly.
Step 7
Step 7
7
In a heated wok, add oil and pork belly, and stir fry until the pork fat is about to melt.
Step 8
Step 8
8
Prepare the meat sauce: simmer diced pork, pour the homemade peppercorn oil (a little), and then add the following ingredients in order: 1) minced garlic  2)  minced ginger3) chopped green onion 4) Pixian Bean Paste5) pickled pepper rings (a little) 6) water (a little)7) soy sauce 8) Sweet Black Rice Vinegar 9) sugar 10)salt 11) corn starch water
Step 9
Step 9
9
Add meat sauce to top of the eggplant pieces and serve immediately.
Step 10
Step 10
10
Enjoy!
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