4 Gourmet Baby Eggplants, peeled and cut each into 6 wedges ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper 2 large eggs, whisked with 2 tablespoons milk and a pinch of salt and pepper 1¼ cups Panko bread crumbs ½ cup + 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese 1½ tablespoons Italiano seasoning
Vegetable oil spray 1½ cups Marinara sauce, for dipping
Preheat oven to 425° F
Prepare eggplant as per ingredient list
Mix one bowl with flour, salt and pepper; second bowl with whisked egg, milk, salt and pepper; third bowl with Panko, cheese and Italiano seasoning
Spray sheet pan with vegetable oil spray
Dip eggplant wedges into flour, egg and breadcrumb. Place on sprayed sheet pan.
When all fries are coated and placed on sheet pan, spray tops with oil and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes or until eggplant fries are crispy
Serve immediately with Marinara dipping sauce
Other dipping sauces can be substituted for the Marinara sauce such as: Spicy Marinara, Tzaziki sauce, Cheese Sauce, Regular or Spicy Ketchup. The best Parmesan is what you shred yourself or buy pre-shredded from the deli counter.