Krapao Makeua Yao

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil  
  • 1 bunch Thai basil leaves 
  • 1 Tbsp sugar  
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 2  eggplants
  • 2  chillies
  1. Slice the eggplant into easily managed pieces
  2. Smash and chop the garlic. Slice the chillies and remove any stem from the basil leaves.
  3. Heat a pan or wok over high or medium high. Add oil, chillie and garlic. Stir until the garlic turn golden brown. 
  4. Add eggplant and stir. Add a cup of water and cover the pan or wok with a lid. Keep the lid close until the eggplant is cooked. It should take about 5-7 minutes before the eggplant is done. The eggplant turns from white to translucent when it is done.  
  5. If eggplant still not completely cooked at this stage you can add more water and allow it to continue.
  6. Add fish sauce and sugar and stir. 
  7. Add Thai basil and quickly stir to heat the basil, so that it retains it color. Remove from heat immediately.