Need a last minute side dish for dinner tonight?
I thought so.
My vegetable fries may be just what’s missin’ on your plate.
I mean, let’s get serious…
We all love fries.
And who doesn’t love baked fries?
Greasy fried fries are so 80’s.
And we’re so way beyond that.
Come on now.
This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3 so no excuses for pulling up to that drive-thru window. Get your oven on and get busy, people.
- 1 large eggplant
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
Slice eggplant in half; then lay the flat portion of the eggplant flat on the surface and slice each half into 8 fry-like shapes using a sharp knife.
In a large bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Add eggplant fries; gently toss to coat.
Place coated eggplant fries on prepared baking dish; bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 3 minutes.
Serve with a side of salsa or guacamole.
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fantastic side dish
Where does the coconut come in?
There are coconut flakes in this recipe, Emma. Enjoy!
Do these fries get crispy or do they stay soft? I’d love to make them I just want to make sure I’m prepared for the final result ( and don’t think its an error on my part hahah)
Thanks Kayla! These fries are quite soft but you can cut down on the liquid and increase cooking time for crispy fries! Enjoy darling… xxoo
These look so wonderful!! So much better than traditional fries. Love them!
Thank you so much Alaine; so nice to hear from you! I hope you like ’em…they’re so fun to make and munch on. Have a great night darling!
I MADE THESE FRIES FOR MY DINNER GUESTS ON SUNDAY AND THEY LOVED THEM I SERVED WITH SOME HOMEMADE SALSA. THIS WAS THE BEST PART OF MY DINNER. THEY WERE VERY EASY TO MAKE AND THE PRESENTATION LOOKED SO NICE ON THE PLATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT IDEAS. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
Thank you Beverly; you are so kind. So happy you enjoyed them and hope you have a lovely week! Thanks again darling.
You had me at “serve with a side of salsa and guacamole” 🙂 Love this recipe idea and the coconut is so creative! Can’t wait to try these – thanks!
Thanks so much; the coconut makes it so nice n’ sweet. I love it. Enjoy!
THIS LOOKS WONDERFUL HOW EASY TO MAKE. I AM HAVING GUEST OVER ON SUNDAY FOR DINNER AND I WILL MAKE THESE . THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE. HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDEFUL WEEKEND I WISH WE WERE COMING TO NEW YORK FOR THE GE TASTING BUT I THINK WE WILL BE UP THERE IN OCT FOR THE DINNER FOR THE CELIAC DIEASE CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY .
Thank you so much Beverly; so happy to hear from you. Enjoy your weekend with your guest on Sunday and let me know how it is. I wish you could be up here for my event, as well but I hope to meet you in person soon.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Amie, these are the perfect compliment to any meal ~ much better than potato fries!
Thank you Marla! So great to hear from you. Miss you and hope all is well! Xxoo