Stir-fried Chinese Eggplant with Green Beans

  • cooking oil
  • green beans cut into 2" lengths
  • eggplant, peeled and julienned into 2" lengths
  • garlic, peeled and chopped, to taste
  • hot pepper, fresh or dried, minced to taste
  • soy sauce, to taste
  • sugar or other sweetener, to taste
  • salt, to taste

Heat oil on medium.  Add green beans and stir-fry for a few minutes until they are starting to soften, 5-7 minutes.  Add eggplant and do the same.  When they are both almost tender to your liking, add the garlic and hot pepper and stir-fry one minute more.  Remove from heat and add soy sauce, sugar, and salt to taste.  Serve hot!