These simple baked eggplant fries are the perfect snack or appetizer. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside! Delicious with Tzatziki! Skip to Recipe
Eggplants are a cherished Mediterranean ingredient. Here on the blog, you’ll find them prepared a variety of ways: layered in a hearty Greek Moussaka; stuffed with meat and bulgur; simply roasted and adorned with pomegranates and tahini…and more!
Adding to the list: baked eggplant fries with Greek tzatziki sauce!
Eggplants are easy enough to turn into the perfect fries.
In this recipe, eggplant batons take on a simple seasoned breading and quickly softens in the oven, resulting in the perfect eggplant fries–crisp on the outside, and velvety, tender on the inside. Simply addictive!
For a little side dip, I like to use Greek tzatziki sauce. But you can also simply use a store-bought dip of your choice like marinara or a light ranch.
For the Eggplant Fries
- 1 medium eggplant
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- Pinch salt and pepper
- Olive oil cooking spray
For the Greek Tzatziki Sauce (optional)
- 1 Homemade Tzatziki Sauce (see the recipe)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
- First, cut the eggplant into 1-inch rounds. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for 20 minutes (the eggplant will sweat out any bitterness). Pat dry. Now cut the eggplant slices into even-sized batons or “fries.”
- Dredge the eggplant fries into the flour. Next, dip them in the eggs, then coat them with a mixture of the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Prepare a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Spray the wire rack with olive oil cooking spray. Now arrange the eggplant fries on top of the wire rack. Spray the eggplant fries with a little olive oil cooking spray.
- Bake in the preheated 425 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until the eggplant fries are golden and crisp.
- Make the Greek Tzatziki Sauce according to this recipe.
- Serve the eggplant fries hot or warm with the Tzatziki sauce or a side of marinara. Enjoy!
Make ahead note: You can prepare the Greek Tzatziki Sauce a day in advance, if you like. Simply store in an airtight container in the fridge. Before serving, give it a quick stir to refresh.