This is lunch today. We're staying at my mom and dad's house and with Tania very fussy we have no time to go to the market. What I can find in the fridge is Eggplant or Aubergine plus some Indonesian red onion and Garlic. After rummaging for a while I found some Sweet Soy sauce, seasoned flour (tepung bumbu serba guna) and ground white pepper. That'll do I think. So here's a very simple and quick dish.
3 medium size Eggplant - cut to your liking for 1 cm thickness
5 Indonesian red onion
4 table spoon of Sweet Soy Sauce
a handful of Seasoned Flour
Salt, ground white pepper
1/2 cup Oil for frying
- Crushed 1 garlic and mix with with a little water and salt to rub over the eggplant. Make sure it cover it all but not soaking it. Set aside for 15 minutes.
- In a pestle (if you have one or food processor), grind together 5 Indonesian red onion and 3 garlic. Set aside
- Heat the oil in a wok. Put the seasoned flour on a plate and dip the eggplant and fried it for 5 minutes on medium heat just until the coating is golden.
- The sauce: Saute the ground onion in 2 tablespoon of oil (from the oil used for frying the eggplant) until fragrant. Then in with the sweet soy sauce, salt and ground white pepper. Taste and combine well.
- Arrange the fried eggplant on plate and then pour the sauce over the eggplant. Ready to serve.