In my version of Yu Xiang Qie Zi, I cut down on eggplant frying time - and oil - by zapping them in the microwave. Some people like to salt the eggplant for a good while before cooking them -- this accomplishes the same goal by extracting water -- but I'm too impatient and last minute for that! All in all, a fairly quick, simple dish that packs a lot of flavor.
Serving Size: 2-3
Preparation Time: 30 minutes