Looking for a healthier alternative to the French fries you've been craving? These baked eggplant fries work well as a healthy side dish, an appetizer, or even a snack. They go so well with Tzatziki!
1 medium eggplant
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
Pinch salt and pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
First, cut the eggplant into 1-inch rounds. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for 20 minutes (the eggplant will sweat out any bitterness). Pat dry. Now cut the eggplant slices into even-sized batons or “fries.”
Dredge the eggplant fries into the flour. Next, dip them in the eggs, then coat them with a mixture of the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
Prepare a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Spray the wire rack with olive oil cooking spray. Now arrange the eggplant fries on top of the wire rack. Spray the eggplant fries with a little olive oil cooking spray.
Bake in the preheated 425 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until the eggplant fries are golden and crisp.
Make the Greek Tzatziki Sauce according to this recipe.
Serve the eggplant fries hot or warm with the Tzatziki sauce or a side of marinara. Enjoy!
Recipe By Suzy Karadsheh
Text By Thomas Cox and Martha Kendall Custard