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
836
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
  • 1 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
  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
70g
100%
Sugar
10g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Protein
11g
23%
Carbs
48g
16%
Vitamin A
31µg
3%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.2%
Vitamin C
12mg
21%
Vitamin E
16mg
82%
Vitamin K
24µg
30%
Calcium
170mg
17%
Fiber
12g
50%
Folate (food)
106µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
106µg
26%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
79mg
20%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
327mg
47%
Polyunsaturated
44g
N/A
Potassium
836mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
983mg
41%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
34.7%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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