Orange-Coconut “Skinny” Eggplant Fries

This vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free recipe is courtesy of Amie Valpone,  HHC, AADP, Editor-in-Chief of  The Healthy Apple  and a Manhattan- based culinary nutritionist, personal chef, professional recipe developer and food writer.

 

Eggplant Fries
Orange-Coconut “Skinny” Eggplant Fries
Ingredients

1 large eggplant
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Slice eggplant in half; then lay the flat portion of the eggplant flat on the surface and slice each half into 8 fry-like shapes using a sharp knife.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Add eggplant fries; gently toss to coat.
  4. Place coated eggplant fries on prepared baking dish; bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven; set aside to cool for 3 minutes.
  6. Serve with a side of salsa and enjoy!

Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food.

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About Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food.

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5 comments on «Orange-Coconut “Skinny” Eggplant Fries»

  1. Jorie says:

    These look delicious! I never would have thought to pair coconut flakes with eggplant but now I can’t wait to try!

  2. Liz Lotts says:

    Could you use coconut oil instead of olive oil, or would that be too much coconut?

    1. Sherry says:

      The coconut oil is a better option for cooking as it has a higher smoke point than olive oil and shouldn’t add much flavor at all if any.

  3. Rosaitalia says:

    Do you peel the eggplant? If not, isn’t it a little bitter?

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