I think we’re finally using up the last of our summer garden. Last on the list (other than the dried herbs, garlic and onions) are the eggplants that have been sitting on the counter for the last week or so…woops. It seems to me like the only thing people make with eggplant is eggplant parmesan, which is a delicious dish, don’t get me wrong, but I just feel like this purple vegetable has so much more to offer! Haha.
Like this Sweet and Spicy Eggplant Stir Fry!
This recipe is adapted from All Recipes: Eggplant with Garlic Sauce
This sweet and spicy eggplant stir fry explores another way to make eggplant. I really loved the subtly sweet flavor, but it had a kick at the end because of the red pepper flakes. It was delicious, kind of reminded me of sesame chicken? Even though I haven’t had that in about 10 years…so my memory might be off. It’s good either way!
I used eggplant and garlic from our garden! This is a super simple recipe that can be made pretty quickly. I whipped some up for lunch today, but it would also make a great side dish, or you could serve it over rice for a full meal. Yum! It’s super easy, super quick, and super delicious.
This is a really quick and easy recipe that you can make with ingredients already in your home, except for maybe the eggplant It is all in one pan too! Always a plus to have less dishes.
The original recipe called for more white sugar and no honey, but I liked the flavor and thicker texture the honey provided for the sauce, and I try to limit the amount of white sugar I eat. I also liked using raw garlic instead of garlic powder, but either would work! The original also called for a full Tablespoon of red pepper flakes, I found a teaspoon to be more than enough, it was spicy, but not overwhelming. I’m pretty wimpy when it comes to spicy foods so make sure to adjust to your liking!
It was awesome to be able to eat some of our summer garden veggies in the middle of October, I feel like I’m trying to hold onto every ounce of summer! You could also try adding other vegetables or even tofu. It might be good on top of salad with some of those fried noodle things.
Are you embracing Fall or trying to keep a hold on the last minutes of Summer?