• María Fernanda López

Crispy Eggplant Pizza Fries (Keto & Gluten Free)

I have been on an eggplant kick, and all for the good noms! This is a perfect example of good mood food the healthy way! If you are looking to fun and delicious ways to prepare eggplants then you clicked on the right link.


There's something about marinara sauce, garlic and cheese that instantly creates a magical and delicious recipe! And since we are playing around with this vegetable from the Solanaceae family (eggplant) was just the perfect veggie to test!



About these Crispy Eggplant Pizza Fries:

This is extremely easy to make and extremely flavorful! The ingredients are also super basic and probably a list of ingredients you've already got in your pantry; marinara sauce, cheese and for the crispy factor I'm using crushed pork rinds.


The pork rinds, in this recipe work for the coating of the eggplant fries. You can get them at the store or you can crush some classic pork rinds (I try to stick to humanely raised pork) or you can also simply use almond flour to keep this recipe low carb and gluten free.



What's in these Crispy Eggplant Pizza Fries?

As I mentioned earlier, I used a pork rind panko, marinara sauce with no sugar added, egg whites for the coating, cheese, seasonings and of course our main ingredient, eggplant! The seasonings included in this recipe are real salt, black pepper, garlic powder and dried parsley.


Eggplants are actually a very fun veggie to prepare! As a nutritionist I know that healthy eating should be sustainable and convenient without sacrificing any taste. This recipe is a great and encouraging recipe to try veggies in different ways, not only plain old and boring green salads!


You can also try these buffalo eggplant steaks... they are SO TASTY!


Veggies is super versatile; these eggplant fried for example! Here other of my own recipes:




Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Crispy Eggplant Pizza Fries:

  • Eggplant

  • Marinara Sauce (no sugar added)

  • Crushed Pork Rinds

  • Egg Whites

  • Cheese

  • Black Pepper

  • Real Salt

  • Garlic

These were great as a snack, side dish and even as a vegetarian salad, Remember to keep ingredients wholesome and pick wisely! I love having marinara sauce, with no sugar added on my pantry just because it goes so well in so many recipes, this is a clear example!


And for spices, adding real salt, pepper and garlic really amps up any taste and aroma to the recipes; a must and another sneaky way to get some micronutrients such as minerals from the sea salt.



The full instructions and ingredient list is listed below. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of fiber, nutrients and flavor!



Overall this recipe is:

  • Low Carb

  • Keto

  • Vegetarian

  • Gluten Free

  • Quick and Easy

  • Meal Prep Friendly

  • Delicious!



The end result

These are easy to make, cheesy, flavorful and so addicting! My old self would be so confused because I have times I just didn't liked eggplants but the recipes that I linked above and this one just makes the eggplant experience so much better!


I enjoyed mine for dinner or lunch, alone and by the forkful as a snack! A recipe worth making again no matter the season, while watching movies or to give them to the kiddos as a fun snack! At the end it's hard to resist these cheesy, crispy and flavorful eggplants.



Not boring or complicated! This are a great lunch for kids and grown ups. Pro tip: You can air fry them for a few minutes for an extra crispy experience!




This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and super fresh, great for a brunch, lunch and even a dinner. This recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple ingredients!



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With love,

María


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Crispy Eggplant Pizza Fries

By María Fernanda López

Serves 2-4 servings


Ingredients

  • 1 large eggplant

  • 1/2 cup of marinara sauce no sugar added

  • 1/2 cup of crushed pork panko

  • 1/2 cup of egg whites

  • 2 tbsp of dried parsley

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp of real salt

  • 1/8 tsp of garlic


Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 400F.

  2. Slice the eggplant in pieces of 1/2 inch and lay them out in a baking tray then slice them into fries.

  3. Place them in a large bowl and add the seasonings and mix well.

  4. Pour the egg whites and mix again.

  5. Place the eggplant fries in a baking tray.

  6. Sprinkle the pork rinds on top.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

  8. Once cooled lay the fries in a plate, top with marinara and the cheese.

  9. Microwave for 1 minute or until the cheese melts.

  10. Enjoy!



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