Keto Eggplant Burgers Recipe
For the eggplant burgers (qiezi he):
1/2 lb (225 g) ground pork
1 lb Japanese (smaller) eggplants (approx. 2 eggplants)
2 green onions, diced small
1 Tablespoon ginger, minced
2 Tablespoons of gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos (30 ml)
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
For the dipping sauce:
4 cloves of garlic, minced
4 Tablespoons of gluten-free tamari sauce or coconut aminos (60 ml)
1 teaspoon (5 ml) sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vinegar (apple cider, white wine)
Cut the eggplants into 1-inch thick slices. Then make a small cut through them to form “burger buns” that are still joined together.
Mix the ground pork, green onions, ginger, tamari sauce, salt, and pepper together. Stuff this meat mixture into the “buns.”
Steam for 20 minutes.
To make the dipping sauce, mix together the garlic, tamari sauce, sesame oil, and vinegar in a small bowl.
Serve the cooked eggplant burgers with the dipping sauce.
You’d never have thought that Chinese cuisine would naturally produce delicious Keto burgers, but there it is! This has been one of my favorite dishes growing up in a Chinese household, and I’m really excited to finally share it with you.
Chinese Qiezi He
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 3:29pm