Friday, March 18, 2011

P.F.Chang's Stir-Fried Spicy Eggplant

I have never heard of P.F.Chang before this! From the info I read when I google, it is a very well known and famous chain of restaurants in U.S. Now what I do know is, this is a really delicious dish. I got this copycat recipe from Recipe Goldmine website. I have not tried the original version as I have never set foot in U.S before, so I would not know how the original would taste like. Without a doubt, should be good!



This dish is extremely easy to prepare, just combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl, and stir it in during cooking. Simple, quick and easy.


The recipes states to peel the eggplants. I did not bother because the ones I bought are really young and tender. Even though the recipe doesn't call for scallions (spring onions), I added them and I'm glad I did!


The balance of the flavours are just right, sweet, salty, sour and a hint of spiciness, it's all in one dish.


Serve this piping hot, really delicious with plain white steamed rice!

I'm sharing this with these fabulous sites, be sure to visit them to see other delicious yummies!

Full Plate Thursday over at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe Swap Thursday over at Prairie Story
Copycat Club over at Buttercream Barbie  (Tia will showcase all copycat yummies on the 7th of each month, visit Buttercream Barbie for more details)

P.F.Chang's Stir-Fried Spicy Eggplant
(source from : Recipe Goldmine)
1 pound eggplant, peeled, cut into 1-inch dice
1 teaspoon garlic
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water to make a paste
canola oil for deep-frying

Spicy Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce (or substitute oyster sauce)
2 tablespoons Lite soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon chili paste (Sambal Oelek preferred)
1/2 teaspoon ground bean sauce (Koon Chun preferred)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Combine all Spicy Sauce ingredients and mix well.

In a wok, deep-fry eggplant at 350 degrees F for 1 minute. Remove eggplant and drain on paper towels.

Meanwhile, remove all but 1/2 teaspoon of oil from wok. On high heat, stir-fry garlic for 5 seconds then add Spicy Sauce. Reduce heat and let sauce simmer 20 seconds. Add eggplant and simmer for another 10 seconds. Stir in cornstarch paste a little at a time until desired consistency. Serve immediately.

(my notes : I did not add the cornstarch solution as the dish is fairly dry)



35 comments:

  1. I really love eggsplants and these look delicious, Im hungry now! gloria

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  2. very homely dish and i love that! great sharing!

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  3. Wow... very appealing to the eye!!!
    Cheers.

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  4. The food at P.F.Chang is pretty good. They are always packed. I love eggplant with taucheong. The green onions make it look even more appetizing.

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  5. Very delicious and great looking stir fry..

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  6. Yummy! I bet that smells awesome! Which to me is just as important as taste :) Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try it!

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  7. I love this kind of dish,
    veggy&chineese. So interesting
    Barbara

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  8. Hi Joy,
    First let me say that I love, love, P.F. Chang's however it is a 2 hour drive, so I don't get to go very often. This PF Chang Spicy Eggplant looks awesome and I will be having it very soon! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

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  9. Well I think you hit it right on! This is one of the only things I've eaten at P.F. Changs. I love it. The scallions are absolutely perfect! I can't believe theirs doesn't include them.
    Thanks SO much for the recipe.

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  10. This is one of my favorite dishes at PF Chang! I am so excited to find this homemade version and can't wait to try it.

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  11. Me encantan los platos vegetarianos que lleven berenjenas son exquisitas,tu plato se ve bello y saludable,abrazos y cariños.

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  12. Lovely, I love eggplants. Now I just have to find vegetarian oyster sauce, which would be good, since I am vegetarian. Otherwise can I use soy sauce?

    ciao
    A.

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  13. This would be great to serve with some rice!

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  14. I've never been to P.F. Chang's either but this dish looks fabulous! I'm a big fan of eggplant but no one else in the family likes it so I don't make it too often, unfortunately. Have a great weekend Joy!

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  15. Sadly, I'm in the States and I've never heard of P.F. Chang! haha But this meal does look yummy. I never peel my eggplant either, I love the color it adds.

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  16. Very easy and very tasty!
    Thank you is a very nice idea!
    Lots of kisses

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  17. Mmm.. I like this but my children doesn't so I don't cook it, sigh!

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  18. I really like it. I love eggplants. The appearance is beautiful. Kisses. Have a nice weekend. Up.

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  19. Eggplants are a classic dish to make in our family. Have a nice weekend!

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  20. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend!

    Hi Alessandra,
    Soy sauce is not a good substitute for oyster sauce. They are really different. Oyster sauce is a thick sauce, using mushroom as the flavouring for oyster. The one I used is the Vegetarian Oyster Sauce, the brand is Lee Shun Hing, I prefer this brand as it is less salty than others which I've tried. You can get the vegetarian oyster sauce from most Chinese or Asian stores, as this is one of the main sauce ingredient in Chinese cooking. Enjoy!

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  21. Such a treat to the eye and tummy! Hehehe...really yumm dish! :D

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  22. I wish I enjoyed eggplant more, but I might have to give this a try. I have only cooked with the traditional large eggplants, and would like to try this with the thinner and more tender Japanese style egg plant. Thanks for posting, and I think you are right the spring onions are a must.

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  23. This dish looks very appetizing...wanna try now..
    Tasty appetite

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  24. Spicy eggplants sound wonderful! I wish you a great weekend :).

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  25. Looks really delicious... I am so fond of vegetables...

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  26. Joy, I am always so impressed with your choice of spices and ingredients. I'm a true eggplant fan so your stir fry dish will be on the menu at my house once my husband goes out of town for business. He isn't a big vegetable eater and he especially hates eggplant! Ha! You should have seen him when I fed him brussel sprouts for the first time...it wasn't pretty!

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  27. Hi thanks for stopping by Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo. I am your newest follower. Love what I see!

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  28. I love this dish at PF Changs! I've made it before, but I just winged it - yours looks authentic! Can't wait to try it out.

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  29. Hi dear...I bought Paul's buttermilk at Tesco Klang. They have only this brand, often empty shelf too! I know we can make buttermilks at home...but I prefer the boxed ones.

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  30. Hi friends,
    Thank you for your visits. I would love to go to PF Chang one day to try out the food served there. Heard great reviews about them! Have a lovely week.

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  31. Looks perfect! One of my favorites...P.F.Chang's is great and I am sure you would love them...my sons love their duck and they have exquisite teas.

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  32. I have just cook this dish for dinner tonight. So Sedap!!!!!and the best thing it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to prepare and cook this dish maybe much faster without any interuption from the boys.

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  33. I made another new link back to this post. Can't have enough of it before our brinjal season is over.

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  34. Hi, I sure love this dish. Eggplants especially when spicy really hits the button.
    And tour well taken pics really enhances the dish to mouth watering temptations
    You are good!
    Happy cooking, and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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