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eggplant parmesan fries.

A new take on eggplant parm!  I love eggplant.. it’s one of my favorite vegetables!  And I’m a sucker for eggplant parmesan.  So I decided to make eggplant parmesan fries.  They are coated with a crispy panko breadcrumb & parmesan cheese layer, then dipped in warm tomato sauce – YES.

RECIPE: (serves 4-6)

  • 2 large eggplant, sliced into “fries” – about 3 inches long, 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasoning OR garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • tomato sauce (for dipping)- store bought, whatever kind you like!  I used Raos Homemade (THE BEST!!!)
  • fresh parsley, chopped – for garnish
  • non-stick spray

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • place ingredients in 3 separate bowls:
    • bowl 1: eggs (beaten)
    • bowl 2: whole wheat flour
    • bowl 3: panko bread crumbs, whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, italian seasoning, and black pepper
  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray (you may need two, or bake in batches)
  • in batches (about 8 at a time), add eggplant fries to flour mixture to coat, transfer to egg mixture, then coat in bread crumb mixture
  • place fries on greased baking sheet – do not over crowd – like stated above, bake in batches or use more than one baking sheet
  • spray lightly with non-stick spray to make sure they brown in the oven
  • bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned and crispy
  • serve with warm tomato sauce!

By Gabrielle

food is my passion. i spend most of my free time looking for ways to make my recipes better, or even to think of new ones! i love making healthy (and TASTY) foods that will be an inspiration for people to get on track and start eating well and living life to the fullest!! love the life you live.

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