Farmers' Market Eggplant Frites

Farmers' Market Eggplant Frites

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: Serves 4

Rather than slice eggplant into rounds, make eggplant fries. Your kids will love them!


  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup bread crumbs


  1. Remove the stem end of the eggplant and slice lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices. Sprinkle salt over slices and let rest for 10 minutes to draw out juices.
  2. Pat the slices dry; cut into strips about the width of a finger.
  3. Heat about a 1/2-inch of vegetable oil in a cast iron pan.
  4. Make an egg wash by beating the egg and water. Coat each piece of eggplant in the wash, then dredge in bread crumbs.
  5. Carefully add the eggplant to the pan and rotate with tongs until all sides are golden brown. Work in batches so that you don’t crowd the pan. Serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.


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