How To Make Eggplant Noodles


1 pound eggplant (1 medium)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon garlic-chili paste, such as sambal oelek
1/4 cup coarsely chopped roasted, salted peanuts
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves


Chef’s knife
Vegetable peeler
Cutting board
Measuring spoons
Mandoline with julienne blade
10-inch nonstick frying pan

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  1. Make the noodles: Trim the stem from the eggplant, then peel completely. Use a mandoline with a julienne attachment to cut the eggplant into thin noodles.
  2. Heat the oils: Heat the olive and sesame oils in a 10-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  3. Sauté the noodles: Add the noodles and sauté until softened and lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic-chili paste: Turn off the heat, add the garlic-chili paste, and toss to combine.
  5. Garnish the noodles: Transfer the noodles to bowls or plates and garnish with the basil and chopped peanuts.

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