Eggplant Fries

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Look, I know that perhaps some of the stuff that we’re posting here might be considered a bit weird.  For instance this recipe.  Eggplant fries? Really? Yes really and yes they’re good.  Just try them before you start calling us a bunch of unshowered, long haired hippie freaks.  Neither of us have long hair and we shower on a semi-regular basis.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsps garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, fresh ground
  • oil for frying
  • 3 baby eggplants or 2 medium eggplants
  • salt for seasoning
  • honey

Directions

In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, dried oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper until thoroughly mixed. In a heavy-bottom medium saucepan, heat at least two inches of oil to about 350F. Peel the eggplants and slice into 3/4-inch thick fingers. Toss the eggplant slices a few at a time in the seasoned flour until well coated. When the oil is ready, drop a few sticks of eggplant into the oil – they should begin sizzling immediately. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan or have the oil temperature drop too much. When they begin to brown (about a minute) flip them over and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute. Remove the eggplant fries from the oil and let drain on a cooling rack. Serve hot with a shake of salt and a drizzle of honey. A great snacking appetizer for 4 people. Editor: 4 people? Ha.

 

Purple eggplant shaped link

 

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