Eggplant fries piled high on a plate with a side of chipotle mayo.

Crispy Eggplant Fries with Chipotle Aioli

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These easy to make Crispy Eggplant Fries are insanely delicious. They are coated in panko and parmesan and oven baked till crisp. They’re perfect as a simple, family-friendly side dish recipe or game day appetizer. You’d NEVER guess that they are made with eggplants!



  • 2 medium eggplants, cut into (1/2-inch) strips
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko (gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Olive oil, for drizzling

Chipotle aioli:

  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Small squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of sea salt


  1. Set an oven rack in the top third of your oven. Preheat the oven to the highest temperature. Lightly coat a baking sheet with oil.
  2. Stir the chipotle aioli ingredients together in a small bowl.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan, oregano, and garlic salt in a medium-sized bowl. In another bowl, whisk the two eggs with a small splash of water.
  4. Dredge the eggplant strips first in the egg then in the breadcrumb mixture. (Using 1 hand for the egg and the other for the breadcrumbs makes this a lot less messy) Place the eggplants on the oiled baking sheet and drizzle with a little oil.
  5. Place the eggplants in the oven and broil for 5 minutes. Turn the eggplant fries over and broil for another 4-5 minutes, or until they are crispy and brown. Keep a close eye on them if your oven broils at more that 500 degrees.
  6. Serve with some chipotle aioli on the side for dipping.