Gourmet Fast app

Get our Gourmet Fast app and you can download 140 recipes for your iPhone.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to the print version this month via auto-renewal and you’ll pay only $6 for your first three issues.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Eggplant stuffed with taro


You'll need

  Eggplant 300 gm frozen taro, thawed (see note) 50 gm (1/3 cup) potato flour (see note) 10 gm piece preserved red bean curd (see note) 20 gm unsalted butter 2 eggplants To deep-fry: corn oil For dusting: potato flour   Sauce 250 ml (1 cup) vegetable stock ½ tsp white sugar 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce 1 tsp potato flour   Batter 150 gm (1 cup) self-raising flour 2 tbsp potato flour 1 tbsp corn oil

Method

  • 01
  • Steam taro for 40 minutes or until tender, cool slightly then mash with potato flour, bean curd and butter and season to taste with sea salt.
  • 02
  • Halve eggplant lengthways, then cut each half crossways into 2.5cm-thick slices. Starting from the skin-side, cut through each slice horizontally, leaving 1cm attached at the bottom, then open out and press a little taro into each.
  • 03
  • For sauce, combine stock, sugar and oyster sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Combine potato flour and 2 tbsp water, add to sauce and stir until thickened. Cool to room temperature.
  • 04
  • For batter, whisk ingredients with 1½ cups water and stand for 10 minutes.
  • 05
  • Heat corn oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 180C, dust stuffed eggplant in potato flour, then into batter, shaking to remove excess and deep-fry for 5 minutes or until golden. Serve immediately with sauce passed separately.

Note Frozen taro and preserved red bean curd are available from Asian supermarkets. Potato flour is available from health food stores and Asian supermarkets.


At A Glance

  • Serves 20 people
Win
dinner for two at 360 Bar & Dining!

To celebrate their Christmas in July festival, Westfield Sydney is bringing you a breathtaking dining experience - dinner for two at 360 Bar and Dining.

Read More
Win
a kitchen prize pack!

Win one of 2 ultimate kitchen prize packs from Blanco featuring a high performance dishwasher, stylish state-of-the-art oven, innovative cooktop and slide out range hood.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 20 people

Featured in

Feb 2007

You might also like...

Easy summer recipes

recipes

Nonna Lidia’s Christmas baccala, green olive and chilli salad

Summer seafood recipes

recipes

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Summer salad recipes

recipes

Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Quick summer recipes

recipes

Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Christmas classic recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes

recipes

Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Holiday entertaining recipes

recipes

Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

David Thompson's Thai recipes

recipes

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×