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Braised Eggplants With Basil

Cooked for Father's Day on 6/21 // Original recipe here: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/08/taiwanese-braised-eggplant-with-garlic-and-basil.html

Prep
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Serves 3people
Ingredients
3
eggplants
2
medium cloves of garlic
soy sauce
chili bean sauce
salt
basil
cornstarch
sugar
Directions
1.
Slice the eggplants into 1/2 inch disks and mince the garlic. Prepare sauces.
2.
Heat the oil over a medium-high heat in a large fry pan. Put in the sliced eggplants and minced garlic with a little salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it is a bit soft (about 2 minutes)
3.
Pour in water, soy sauce, sugar, and chili bean sauce (cook slightly in a pan beforehand). Bring to a boil and then reduce heat into a small simmer until eggplant slices are tender (about 15 minutes)
4.
Add in water and cornstarch and allow it to thicken.
5.
Turn off heat and add in basil leaves.

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