Eggplant Fries With Tahini Dipping Sauce

The eggplant in this dish pairs well with the earthy, nutty flavor of tahini
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The eggplant can be substituted with sweet potatoes. Either will pair well with the earthy, nutty flavor of tahini.

4
Servings
400
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the tahini dipping sauce:

  • 1/2  Cup  tahini
  • 1/2  Cup  cold water
  • 1/2  Cup  chives, chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • clove garlic, crushed

For the eggplant fries:

  • 1  Cup  flour
  • 2  Teaspoons  kosher salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  smoked paprika
  • 1  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • Grapeseed oil, for frying
  • medium Italian eggplant, peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch sticks

Directions

For the tahini dipping sauce:

Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until combined.

For the eggplant fries:

In a large bowl combine flour, salt, paprika, and black pepper; set aside.

Heat 1 inch of oil in a large pot until it reaches 375 degrees F.

Toss one quarter of the eggplant in flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and gently place eggplant in hot oil, making sure not to over crowd the pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until eggplant are lightly golden.

Remove from oil, place on a paper towel, and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with remaining eggplant.

Serve with tahini dipping sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
44g
34%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
58µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
90mg
9%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
373mg
53%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
257mg
17%
Water
59g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Eggplant Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Eggplant Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.