Baked Eggplant Fries | Krysten, Health Connoisseur

Forget regular french fries. These eggplant fries are amazing, and this recipe has a vegan and gluten-free version so everyone can be happy!

Ok ya’ll. I know that I just posted a recipe on ‘fries’. But I got a little ‘baked fry’ crazy the other day. And had just bought an eggplant and well, this happened! And eggplant fries WIN! Even though, there was no competition. They win. Believe me. Try them. They win.

Even my boyfriend approved. And he is one of those people who think they don’t like eggplant, so boom! There! Please go buy yourself an eggplant and try these. Forget regular ole french fries. These are amazing. And for all the vegans and non vegans out there, I have versions for both of you, so everyone can be happy!  (And also a gluten free version too! ) Also if you want to make this gluten free, by gluten free breadcrumbs.
*Another note. If they don’t have fine bread crumbs, you will need to make them fine, by processing them in food processor, or I’m guessing a blender could work as well?

Baked Eggplant Fries

Forget regular french fries. These eggplant fries are amazing, and this recipe has a vegan and gluten-free version so everyone can be happy!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword eggplant fries, eggplant recipes, fried recipes, vegan recipes
Author Krysten Jorgensen, The Daily Kale

Ingredients

*Non Vegan Recipe:

  • 1 eggplant Cut skin off. I then cut the entire eggplant in half, then cut into fry shapes.
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. egg whites
  • 3 tbsp. fine whole wheat bread crumbs for Gluten Free friends, use gluten free bread crumbs

*Vegan Recipe:

  • 1 eggplant Cut skin off. I then cut the entire eggplant in half, then cut into fry shapes.
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. fine whole wheat bread crumbs for Gluten Free friends, use gluten free bread crumbs

*Gluten Free Version (use above recipes with these gluten-free breadcrumbs)

  • 1 cup almond meal /or flour
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano

Instructions

Vegan and Non-Vegan Directions

  1. Toss the cut up egg plant in a bowl with some pink salt- leave that while setting up.
  2. Set up 2 plates. One with breadcrumbs and spices mixed in. The other with just the egg whites.
  3. Dip them in egg whites, then roll around in bread crumbs and place on pan lined with parchment paper . Set oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15-20m. Turning half way through. I like mine a little extra crunchy so I left it in there for 20m. And then I dipped them in cashew cheeze and also marinara sauce. SOOOOO good.
  4. Toss the cut up egg plant in a bowl with some pink salt- leave that while setting up.
  5. Set up 2 plates. One with breadcrumbs and spices mixed in. The other with just the almond milk.
  6. Dip them in almond milk, then roll around in bread crumbs and place on pan lined with parchment paper . Set oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15-20m. Turning half way through. I like mine a little extra crunchy so I left it in there for 20m. And then I dipped them in cashew cheeze and also marinara sauce. Nom nom nom.

Gluten-Free Directions

  1. Stir all ingredients in a bowl, with a fork. Store in a mason jar or any container.
  2. This makes quite a bit! And follow above directions for either recipe version you chose and roll them around in this mixture as you would the bread crumbs.

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