Wow, does that look bitter or what? Actually, even my son was able to eat this dish of bitter gourd. The secret? Plain old sugar. I always want to eat bitter gourd but my son and husband get tired of it fast so I have to be creative when cooking it. This simple side dish is the solution.
Let's do this!
Prepare the bitter gourd by slicing it in half and scooping out the seeds using a spoon. Slice thinly. Put them in a colander and sprinkle with about 1/4 cup salt. Let this sit for about 2 minutes until the gourd 'sweats'.
Get a few pieces and squeeze out the juice. I do this three times and then rinse them off with running water. This gets rid of some of the bitterness.
Heat some oil in a wok. Add the bitter gourd and stir fry for a minute. Add the sugar and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Serve on a plate and sprinkle with some crispy onions.