Eggplants are members of the nightshade family of vegetables, which makes them a close cousin of potatoes. Obviously that makes becoming fries a sort of family fairy-tale for eggplant. Surprisingly, eggplant is much easier to turn into fries than the legendary potato. Eggplant takes on a simple breading easily and quickly softens in the oven — the results are a fry with a crisp outside and creamy, tender interior.
“Better than Fried” Eggplant Parmesan appetizers. So great! I served this with fresh pasta and marinara. --- Easy and rather quick to make. Sometimes I make little eggplant fries for snacks to dip in marinara. Personally, I like to peel the eggplant before cooking them up.