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Vegan Eggplant Fries

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These crispy vegan eggplant fries are a great addition to your bowl! Or try them as a plant based snack or eat them as a healthy side dish. Your choice – so many options!
How to Eat Vegan Eggplant Fries

These veggie fries are certainly a treat for Fry-Day or any day. We love to pair these with our vegan romesco sauce for dipping! If you are eating these eggplant fries bowl style the sauce can be drizzled on top of them. Ketchup is another good pairing… because just the word fry alone begs to be paired with ketchup! You can feel great eating these baked not fried veggie fries 

This is great dish for summer to enjoy with a grilled veggie burger or even more grilled veggies. If you need some grilling inspiration, be sure to check out our top vegan grilling recipes!

vegan eggplant fries

How Do You Make Vegan Eggplant Fries

These fries are easy yet they do take a little time (and mess) to put together! 

You will need these ingredients to make Eggplant Fries:

After you slice your eggplant into matchsticks, you will want to create an assembly line with your ingredients. Your flour and dairy free milk will be mixed together into one bowl and then your breadcrumbs, nutritional yeast and italian seasoning will go into another bowl. Dip your eggplant fries into the bowl of flour mixture and then dip them into the crispy breadcrumbs. Place on a prepared pan and baked until eggplant is soft and breadcrumbs are toasty! 

I recommend using one hand for the wet flour mixture and one hand for the breadcrumb mixture! Otherwise both hands start to be a soggy mess! 

If you love fries, be sure to check out these other fries recipes: Sweet Potato Fries with Miso Maple Glaze or Extra Crispy Fries.

If you try these we would love to know. Tag @badtothebowl on social media. 



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Vegan Eggplant Fries

Vegan, gluten free fries made from eggplant! Serve with ketchup or dip of choice and these will take your veggies fries to a whole other level.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Sides
Keyword: vegan eggplant fries
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal


Eggplant Fries

  • 1 eggplant medium sized
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten free Panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • You will need two medium sized bowls or 2 shallow pans (pie pans work great). Line a large rimmed baking pan with parchment paper or silapt mat.
  • In one bowl or shallow pan add the non dairy milk and gluten free flour. In the other bowl combine your nutritional yeast, panko breadcrumbs, italian seasoning and salt. This will be your eggplant fry assembly line.
  • Peel your eggplant and slice in thin matchstick strips. Dip each strip in wet flour mixture bowl then into your breadcrumb bowl. Evenly space out and place on parchment lined pan. Repeat for each eggplant strip. Bake in oven for 25 -30 minutes. (check on them after 20 minutes to test for doneness).
  • Serve with ketchup or dip of choice!



Calories: 300kcal


  1. Hi Sarah thanks for the recipe! I used aquafaba instead of milk for the flour mixture, I cut eggplant and zuchinni in circle rondelles instead of fries, and I pan fried them without oil. Even without oil they turned golden brown. I was tempted to add garlic and onion powder to the breadcrumbs but decided to try your recipe as is, and the nooch gave plenty of flavor (ok I did add pepper and paprika hehehe). They did not stick to the pan, so that was great and the bread coating stuck on perfectly like superglue. I agree with you about plant based diets – and I think a day will come when these meat eating times will seem primitive ha! Thanks for spreading the word and promoting this healthier way of life – best wishes to you!

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