Chinese Eggplant Fries Recipe -
Chinese Eggplant Fries Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Chinese Eggplant Fries

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"This is a great side dish that I learned about while teaching English in China. It goes well as a side dish with seafood, burgers, barbecued meats or almost anything!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a shallow bowl, stir together the flour, cornmeal, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Place the eggs in a separate bowl.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. A few at a time, dip the eggplant pieces into the egg, then into the flour mixture, then back into the egg, and back into the flour mixture. Fry the eggplant in the hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 12, 2011

much better with italian bread crumbs with parm cheese added....and since they get more of an italian twist this way try dippin them in a maranara sauce!!! let me know what u think!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 02, 2003

Bland, but much better with extra salt, pepper & garlic powder added to flour mixture. I had extra zucchini so "french fried" it as well; it turned out FAR SUPERIOR to the eggplant. The zuccini was a HIT WITH OUR 5 YEAR OLD!


27 Ratings

Sep 02, 2003

Pretty messy to make, tasted pretty good but bland and not worth all the effort in my opinion. Maybe would be better with some spices added to the cornmeal/flour coating.

Dec 09, 2008

This tasted good using StoveTop cornbread stuffing (processed finely) instead of the flour mixture, and had a lot of flavor. I cut them in 1/2 inch thick circles instead of julienne-style, and used mayo for dipping. Even my 12-year-old and 3-year-old liked them.

Sep 25, 2005

With ranch, these were okay. They're bland otherwise. They were incredibly messy to make. Maybe a deep fryer would work better.

Jul 09, 2006

Very overated.

May 19, 2009

I'm not an expert cook by any means, but the breading was somewhat bland and the oil combination caused a ton of smoke in my house. The eggplant tasted ok after we added an excess amount of cayenne and salt and pepper..

Oct 05, 2006

A kid favorite at our house. We where shocked!!!


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  • Calories
  • 357 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.8 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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