Baked Eggplant Fries

If you're looking for a healthier version of French fries, try this tasty recipe. Progresso panko crispy bread crumbs make them extra crispy, and a warmed marinara sauce is great for dipping.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4


cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
medium eggplant, peeled, cut into thin strips

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, beat egg with fork or whisk. Dip eggplant strips into egg, coating all sides; shake off excess. Roll in bread crumb mixture until coated. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake about 20 minutes, turning once, or until coating is crisp and lightly golden.

Expert Tips

Serve the fries with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

If you can’t find panko bread crumbs, you can substitute Progresso® plain bread crumbs.