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Saturday, July 7, 2018

These Oven-Baked Eggplant Fries Are Side Dish Goals

How To Bake Eggplant Fries
These Oven-Baked Eggplant Fries Are Side Dish Goals
(Image credit: Maria Midoes)

Eggplants ar members of the woody plant family of vegetables, that makes them a detailed full cousin of potatoes. clearly that creates turning into fries a form of family fairy-tale for eggplant. astonishingly, eggplant is far easier to show into fries than the legendary potato. Eggplant takes on a straightforward breading simply and quickly softens within the kitchen appliance — the results ar a fry with a crisp outside and creamy, tender interior.

How To Bake Eggplant Fries
(Image credit: Maria Midoes)

Turning Vegetables into Fries

There ar a couple of tricks to turning vegetables into fries. the primary is ensuring that the eggplant is turn over uniform shapes. Cut the eggplant into one-inch rounds 1st and so slice those rounds into batons — or thick columns. deed the skin on the eggplant helps it hold its form whereas coating and change of state.

How To Bake Eggplant Fries

Shake and Bake

We've used the same breading on vegetable fries within the past (avocado friesare a favorite), however here we're employing a quicker technique for obtaining the crumb coating on the fries. Combining the breadcrumbs and cheese in an exceedingly resealable bag and so exploitation the bag to "shake" the eggplant fries within the coating gets the eggplant lined quicker. this is often vital, as eggplant is notoriously absorbent and can suck up the albumen if left uncoated for long.

A Universal Dip

I'd argue that ranch dressing may be a shut second to condiment within the well-loved dip department. fixings Greek yoghurt with garlic and dried herbs makes a fast and contemporary different dip for these fries. It keeps implausibly well within the refrigerator and is equally delicious for spreading on sandwiches because it is for dipping.

These Oven-Baked Eggplant Fries Are Side Dish Goals

Heat the oven and prepare the baking sheet . prepare a rack within the middle of the kitchen appliance and warmth to 425°F. Line a rimmed  baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with change of state spray.

How To Bake Eggplant Fries
Recipe :

Serves 4

What You Need


·         For the eggplant fries:
·         cup 

fine breadcrumbs

·         1/2 cup 

grated Parmesan cheese


large egg white


medium eggplant (about 1 pound)

·         1/2 teaspoon 

kosher salt

·         Cooking spray
·         For the yogurt dip:
·         cup 

Greek yogurt

·         1/2 teaspoon 

garlic powder

·         1/2 teaspoon 

dried parsley

·         1/2 teaspoon 

dried thyme

·         1/2 teaspoon 

kosher salt

·         Freshly ground black pepper
·         Equipment
·         Baking sheet
·         Parchment paper
·         Chef's knife
·         Small bowls
·         Tongs
·         Small bowl
·         Whisk
·         Gallon resealable plastic bag


11.     Heat the oven and prepare the baking sheet. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
22.     Prepare the breading station. Combine the breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a gallon-sized resealable bag. Whisk the egg white until foamy in a small bowl; set aside.
33.     Cut the eggplant into fries. Slice the stem off the eggplant. Leave the eggplant unpeeled. Cut the eggplant into wide sticks: first cut the eggplant crosswise into 1-inch-thick rounds, then cut the rounds into 1-inch wide sticks.
44.     Season. Place the eggplant in a large bowl, sprinkle with the salt, and toss to combine.
55.     Coat the eggplant fries in egg white. Dip 1 eggplant fry into the egg white and turn to coat. Place in the gallon bag with the breadcrumb mixture and repeat with the remaining fries.
66.     Bread the eggplant fries. Seal the bag and shake to evenly coat the eggplant fries with the breadcrumbs and cheese.
77.     Roast. Remove the eggplant fries from the bag, gently shaking off excess crumbs, and place in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Spray with another coat of cooking spray. Roast, flipping the fries every 5 minutes, until golden-brown and crisp, about 15 minutes total.
88.     Make the yogurt dip. While the eggplant fries are roasting, place the yogurt, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Serve the yogurt dip with the warm eggplant fries.

Recipe Notes

Make ahead: The yogurt dip can be made up to a week in advance.


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