Deep-fried Pork-stuffed Aubergines/Egg-plants Recipe

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This recipe is very Japanese in concept and is called 茄子の挟み揚げ/nasu no Hasami Age, Deep-fried Pork-stuffed Aubergines/Egg-plants!

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Servings: 5
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Ingredients

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  • Aubergines/Egg-plants: 5 (choose long ones)
  • Minced pork: 180 g (Hallal foodies can replace it with minced chicken or mutton)
  • Leeks: 3 tablespoons (chopped)
  • Carrots: 3 tablespoons (chopped)
  • Ginger: 1 teaspoon (freshly grated)
  • Cornstrach: 1 tablespoon
  • Beaten egg: 1 tablespoon
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper: to taste
  • Deep-frying/batter:
  • Egg: 1/2
  • Cornstarch: 4 tablespoons
  • For decoration/accompaniment:
  • Beansprouts: as appropriate
  • Mini-tomatoes: as appropriate

Directions

  1. -In a bowl, drop the minced pork, chopped vegetables, cornstarch, beaten egg, salt and pepper and mix well by hand. Divide into 10 portions.
  2. -Cut off both extremities of the aubergines/egg-plants and peel 4 strips out of the skin to obtain a “zebra design”. Then cut them halfway in twice lengthwise for stuffing.
  3. -Sprinkle more cornstach inside the cuttings and fill each space ( 2 for each aubergines) with one portion of pork stuffing.
  4. -Mix the batter (egg and cornstarch) and brush the pork stuffing outside edges with it before deep-frying.
  5. -Deep-fry at 170 degrees Celsius until you are satisfied with the cooking.
  6. -Meanwhile, lightly boil beansprouts in salted water then plunge them in icy water, and drain.
  7. -When the aubergines have been cooked, you can serve them whole or cut into pieces of your preferred size.
  8. -Decorate dish with beansprouts and mini-tomatoes as shown in picture.
  9. -You can season them with chili pepper, rice vinegar or soy sauce (or all together)

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 184g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 101  
Calories from Fat 21 21%
Total Fat 2.33g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.71g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium 435mg 12%
Total Carbs 15.15g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.2g 17%
Sugars 3.94g 3%
Protein 5.99g 10%
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