Saturday, September 5, 2009

Spicy Eggplant Balado

This is my take on Egg Balado - an Indonesian dish of fried eggs with spicy chili sauce. Since I'm trying to be healthier, I decided to use eggplants instead of eggs. It turned out really well because the eggplants soak up the sauce.

1 Eggplant, cut into medium-sized cubes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped (OR 3 shallots, finely diced)
20 cherry tomatoes, halved (OR 3 tomatoes, chopped)
1 .5 tablespoons of Sambal Oelek
2 tablespoons of sweet soy sauce
3 teaspoons of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt

  • Mix the Sambal Oelek, sweet soy sauce, sugar and salt in a bowl.
  • Stir fry the onion in a pan with olive oil.
  • Add in the chili paste, stir.
  • Add in the eggplant cubes and stir until eggplant is soft but not too soft (mushy).
  • You can add fried eggs or hard boiled eggs on top when serving.

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