Easy Eggplant Fries

These easy eggplant fries are gluten-free and slightly crispy, perfect for your little ones to...

These easy eggplant fries are gluten-free and slightly crispy, perfect for your little ones to grasp and flavorful thanks to the almond flour breading and dried herbs.

Oven Baked Eggplant Fries

These eggplant fries were a hit with Luca! He loved them and it made me so happy, because they’re so easy to whip up, they include key allergens (nuts and egg) and they save well.

I love serving these with a ‘dip’ (which is great for feeding and occupational development!) like hummus or a marinara sauce. Even a tahini would be great!

The breading is simple – egg wash, dip in almond flour seasoned with dried herbs, and then put the eggplant sticks in a skillet with olive oil and cook them until the eggplant is fork tender and the sticks are browned!

Oven Baked Eggplant Fries

Easy as that! I love serving these Italian style, so with a pasta and another veggie with some melted cheese for extra fats!

How would you serve these?

Oven Baked Eggplant Fries

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 22 eggplant fries

Ingredients

  • 1 large Italian eggplant sliced into 1/2" x 2" sticks (yields about 20-24)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning or a mixture of oregano, garlic powder, basil, and parsley
  • pepper
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Dredge the eggplant sticks in the egg and then roll in the almond flour. Set aside on a plate.
  • Heat about a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add as many eggplant sticks as you can and let cook for 1 minute per side until fork tender (about 4-5 minutes in total.)
  • Repeat with more olive oil until all eggplant sticks are cooked.
  • Serve with favorite dip!

with love, Ali

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  • The title says Oven Baked yet you fry them. Can they be baked? How would one do that? Thank you Charlene
  • The title says oven baked but they are pan fried. Is there a variation? Seems frying would make them crispier.
    • Hi Lisa!! That was an error on our end! The recipe title has been updated. Thank you!