These fries are SO tasty! My suggestion is to check out your local farmer’s market (I just got 2 HUGE eggplants for $1!). Since you are going through the preparation to make them, why not do a quadruple batch!? So, what I did was prepare the eggplant fries and instead of baking them all right away, I froze a couple of Ziplocks full so I have an easy addition to dinner on those busy nights!
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2 cups almond flour
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs, beaten
Coconut Oil Spray
Peel and cut the eggplant into french-fry shapes. Set aside.
In a shallow bowl, stir together the almond flour, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Place the eggs in a separate bowl and whip until frothy. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Dip the eggplant pieces into the egg, then into the flour mixture, then back into the egg, and back into the flour mixture. Place the eggplant on a cookie sheet (I sprayed that with the coconut oil), then spray eggplant with a dusting of coconut oil. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy and brown.
Note: I reheated them in the oven the next day because the eggplant I used was HUGE, and they got even crispier and we like them better.
Make sure to watch the ketchup…those sugars can really add up.
Makes 8 servings
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Potato Fries = 283 calories, 13g fat, 7g protein, 35g carbs, 6g fiber (29g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Fries = 185 calories, 13g fat, 7.8g protein, 13g carbs, 7.6g fiber (5.4g effective carbs)
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I only find the big purple kind. What kind of eggplant did you use?
That is what I used. It is pealed and sliced.
Hi Maria, is there any other kind of coating I could use instead of Almond flour? thanks so much ! ^^
You can try coconut flour. Or sunflower seed flour. 🙂
Hi Maria ! I didn’t have any of those ingredients, but I used some unsweetened finely shredded coconut and I added one packet of powdered Stevia and turned out like sweet chips lol ! bye bye lunch !! but I loved it , thanks so much for your response =)
Is the carb count for the entire 2 eggplants, or per serving?
Do you have a Maria ketchup recipe? I didn’t find one in the search engine. Thank you.
Yes! But the best one is in The Ketogenic Cookbook: http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/1628600780
Great! Thank you!
I have all your cookbooks and am still making my way around them.
I am making an All Maria meal for our dinner tonight.
(But that’s not what the ketchup is for ;-).
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family!
My husband and I have been loving the creative food from your cookbooks and website, Maria! Thank you! I made these fries and used pork rinds in place of the almond flour and they were a huge hit – super crunchy and delicious.
I made this tonight an added rosemary, garlic and parmesan cheese. It was a hit! Thank you!