Yield: 2 Servings
|\N \N||Vegetable oil|
|1 pounds||Japanese eggplant, peeled and cut into 3x1-inch pieces|
|¼ teaspoon||Minced ginger root|
|¼ teaspoon||Minced garlic|
|⅓ pounds||Ground pork or chicken|
|½ cup||Shredded bamboo shoots|
|2 tablespoons||Cooking wine|
|⅓ cup||Chicken broth|
|2 tablespoons||Soy sauce|
|\N \N||Chile oil|
|1 teaspoon||Minced green onions|
|5 \N||Drops sesame oil|
Heat about ½ cup vegetable oil in skillet. Add eggplant pieces. Fry 2 to 3 minutes until golden. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Combine 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, ginger and garlic in wok. Heat until hot. Add pork, bamboo shoots, cooking wine, broth, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and chile oil to taste. Cook and stir until sauce begins to boil.
Add eggplant and toss to coat well. Bring to boil and cook 30 seconds longer. Mix cornstarch with water to make paste. Stir into sauce mixture and cook 30 seconds. Turn heat off. Add green onions and sesame oil. Makes 2 main course, or 3 to 4 appetizer servings.