Remember all of those beautiful purple organic eggplants that we received in our CSA box? Even though I love Eggplant Parmesan – I couldn’t eat it again! And it worked out because the mister came up with the most amazing solution – vegan eggplant french fries. They were amazing and even Eben gobbled them up – so they are definitely kid approved. While they aren’t necessarily healthier for you than traditional french fries, they were a super yummy way to enjoy eggplant. Read on for the recipe and directions and whip up a batch to go with your veggie burger for Super Bowl weekend.
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
- 3 organic eggplants
- organic olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups organic flour
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 4 teaspoons organic garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons organic parsley
- 2 teaspoons organic oregano
- 1 teaspoon organic black pepper
Step 2: Make the Seasoning
In a bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well.
Step 3: Slice the Eggplant
Peel and cut the eggplant into french fry shapes – cut them as thick as you like.
Step 4: Flour the Eggplant
Add your eggplant to the flour mixture and move around until each piece is completely coated.
Step 5: Fry the Eggplant
Start with about an inch of olive oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. The oil will be ready when a piece of eggplant immediately starts to fry. Fry each piece of eggplant for about 2 minutes, longer if your fries are thick. When they are golden brown remove them and place them on a towel and sprinkle with salt.
Step 6: Dip and Enjoy!
We served ours with a homemade vegan ranch dressing and veggie burgers – they were fantastic!