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3 Recipes Japanese Eggplant Will Taste Beyond Phenomenal 

It is among the healthiest fruits and vegetables which contains minimum calories. There are 3 recipes Japanese eggplant is going to taste great with them. 

Normally, they are used to grill, stir-fry or even deep-fry. 

recipes japanese eggplant

1. Broiled Eggplant 

recipes japanese eggplantSource: Low Carb Simplified

This dish is soft, juicy and moist which is perfectly for an appetizer and side dish. With a spicy soy glaze, it brings much more flavors to the eggplants and balances all the ingredients. It only contains under 130 calories and takes less than 20 minutes to finish. 


  • 2 Japanese eggplants (rinsed and sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tablespoon tamari or soy sauce 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the broiler to high heat.
  • Place the eggplant onto a tray covered with baking paper. Spread avocado oil and put some salt on it.
  • Put the tray into the broiler in 5 minutes. Do not let it be overcooked. 
  • For the sauce, mix garlic, tamari/soy sauce, olive oil and hot sauce in a small saucepan. Stir it well.
  • When the eggplant is cooked, place onto a plate and put in the sauce. 
  • Serve while hot.

2. Eggplant Fries 

recipes japanese eggplantSource: Keto Cooking Christian

Among other chip recipes Japanese eggplant fries are much healthier and completely low-carb. It is perfect for movie nights and gatherings as a comfort food. Thanks to the cheese, it is as appealing and as tasty as potato fries.


  • 1 large Japanese eggplant (cut into chip size)
  • 1 eggs (beaten)
  •  ½ cup Almond Flour
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup ground pork rinds
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Cooking oil (almond, sunflower seed and rice oil might all work)
  • Garlic Salt, pepper and chilli powder


  • Mix the almond flour, parmesan cheese, pork rinds, dried oregano, parsley, garlic salt and dried basil in a bowl.
  • Whisk the egg.
  • Dip the eggplant into the egg and the coating mixture. Place on a plate. 
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Pour over the cooking oil. 
  • When the oil is hot, fry the eggplant until golden and crispy. 
  • Remove extract oil by a paper towel then put on a plate. 
  • Serve with hot sauce and sprinkle some pepper on top for more flavors. 

3. Stir-fried Beef With Eggplant 

vegan recipes japanese eggplantSource: Beyond Kimchee

The third one in this list of recipes, Japanese eggplant is combined with beef to be turned into a Korean dish. It’s savoury, wet and tasty. 


  • 2 Japanese eggplants (cut into strips)
  • 120 grams beef sirloin (cut into matchsticks)
  • 2 sesame leaves (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped red chilli 


  • Marinade the beef with sesame oil and soy sauce.
  • Steam the eggplant for 5 to 7 minutes until cooked.
  • Take the eggplant out and mix with spring onion and red chilli.
  • Heat a pan over high heat until it smokes. Stir-fry the beef within 2 minutes until brown.
  • Take it out into a mixing bowl and add the eggplant. 
  • Add the sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame leaves and sesame seeds. Toss it nicely by hand until ingredients are soaked with the seasoning. 
  • Serve with kimchi

For more keto-friendly and healthy recipes Japanese eggplants could also work with pork and tofu. 

Click here for more delicious and ketogenic food recipes. 

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