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Eggplant haters will convert after this

A healthier version of fried eggplant. Be sure to slice your eggplant thinly to ensure a delicious crunch.

Oven-baked eggplant fries

Eggplant fries are a healthy alternative to french fries, and even your kids will love them!

Oven-baked eggplant fries


  • 2 baby eggplants
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups panko
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Slice your eggplant into very thin strips.
  4. Whisk two egg whites in a medium-large bowl.
  5. Add panko, breadcrumbs, garlic powder and cayenne pepper to a zip-closed bag and shake.
  6. Place a handful of your raw eggplant fries into the bowl with the egg whites and coat well.
  7. Place egg white coated eggplant fries into the panko/breadcrumb mixture and shake all around to coat the fries with the mixture.
  8. Place your coated eggplant fries onto your pan (not overlapping) and cook about 10-12 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
  9. Once out of the oven, sprinkle with kosher salt.
  10. Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce!

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Comments on "Oven-baked eggplant fries"

Rosalie June 30, 2013 | 2:27 PM

The batter gets all lumpy and won't stck to the eggplant after one handful

Megan November 19, 2012 | 9:55 AM

Oh my gosh those look incredible!! I love eggplant but I'm sure I'll like it even more after trying these! Thanks!

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