Eggplant chips...

28 March, 2013

I'm not saying these are a healthy way of cooking eggplant, but too bad. Life is short, and these are delicious.

Just for you Liz, here's how you make them.

Take your eggplant and cut into chip size pieces -  chunky chips would work best,  I don't see these working as fries.


Then coat in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. But here is the key - you MUST use panko breadcrumbs. Don't stress if the coating doesn't properly stick to the skin.


Now you may fry your crumbed eggplant in shallow oil, or put on a tray and spray with spray oil then bake in a hot oven. I do think the frying method gives better results, but the oven method is not a deal breaker and is easier.

After I cooked the eggplant chips I then headed back into the garden to make pickings for a side salad. In addition to some pre-picked cucumber and tomatoes I grabbed some spring onions, parsley and a few other toms that probably are getting close to their use-by date.


Finely chopped and added to some leftover rice I now had eggplant chips and rice salad.


Though I am slightly embarrassed to admit it, I do think the eggplant chips also go very well with the time honoured traditional accompaniment to wedges - sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.

I'm also contributing this to Veggiegobblers Thursday Garden Gobbles.

8 comments:

  1. Gosh they look far too fabulous. Fancy a guest for dinner?

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    1. Ha ha, anytime! Pity all the eggplant chips are now gone though...

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  2. Aaaah soooo tempting. I love eggplant and these chips look to die for.

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    1. Very tempting, but I just worked out that if you bake them with spray oil (making 4 serves per medium size eggplant) then per serve its around 600kJ, 5g total fat and 16g carbs. If you fry them its 1300kJ (yes, more than double!), 26g fat and 16g carbs. I don't know if you can work out ww pro points from this though...

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  3. My waistline might not thankyou but I reckon my tastebuds will. Off to buy
    Panko tomorrow.

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    1. Haha, true! I hope your tastebuds think its worth it!

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  4. This look so good. I am a big fan of panko breadcrumbs.

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    1. Yes, panko breadcrumbs are the best! I pretty much never use the regular ones now...

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