Sometimes I miss french fries. There, I said it. They are crispy and salty and fun to dip – what’s not to like?
Since traditional potato fries are usually out when you’re on a low carb diet, I’m always looking for alternatives. Though if I’m being honest I do occasionally swipe a couple from my son’s plate. But since eating one or two really just leaves me wanting more, it’s not usually a good idea.
Enter these eggplant “fries.” They satisfy my french fry craving on pretty much every level. Crispy – check. Salty – check. Fun to dip – check! Another added bonus is that they are very kid friendly so it’s a great way to sneak more veggies into your children’s (or husband’s!) diet.Print
Low Carb & Gluten Free Eggplant “Fries”
- Yield: 6 small
- Category: Side dish
- Cuisine: Fries
- 2 large eggplant
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1/2 cup olive oil for frying
- Peel the eggplant and cut into strips about 3/4 inch wide and 4 inches long to mimic fries.
- In a small bowl, beat the 2 eggs.
- In another medium bowl, combine the parmesan cheese, coconut flour, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley flakes.
- Start heating your oil in a medium saute pan.
- Soak the eggplant in the egg mixture for a minute or two and then transfer in small batches to the herb & parmesan coating.
- Once coated, cook in small batches in the hot oil, turning once to brown both sides. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up any extra oil.
- Serve with the low carb marinara sauce of your choice for dipping.
These can be made up to an hour ahead – to reheat just lay them out on a greased cookie sheet in a single layer and re- heat in the oven at 375 degrees (F) for 7-8 minutes just before serving.
- Serving Size: 6-8 fries
- Calories: 210
- Fat: 16g
- Carbohydrates: 4.75g net
- Protein: 6g