GF GIRL NEXT DOOR: Eat Local, Baked Almond Flour Crusted Eggplant Fries

Whenever I can, I always try to support the local farmers in the area by purchasing local fruits, vegetables, and meats. There is nothing like having a vegetable that has been home grown and turning it into a beautiful dish. Quick gluten free reminder: all fresh vegetables, fruits and meats are gluten free. It’s what you add to them that can change their state.

I am so lucky to have such a generous uncle who loves to share all the wonderful vegetables he grows in his backyard garden. From tomatoes, to green beans, to basil to eggplant, the recipe combinations are endless. Here’s “Farmer Joe” below!

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I’m bringing you from the garden to the oven to the table with my fresh hand cut eggplant fries. 

Cut your fries into slices. The easiest way to do this is to cut the eggplant the long way so you have two long halves. Then slice the eggplants the short way in half so you have four smaller pieces. Next from on top, slice the eggplants in half again so you now have 8 pieces. Lastly, cut them into long strips.

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Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Layer each baking sheet with tin foil or parchment paper. Lightly spray each sheet with non-stick cooking spray to stop the fries from sticking.

Whisk together your eggs and 1 tablespoon of salt.

Using a fork, mix together your almond and quinoa flour, and garlic powder and other tablespoon of salt.

Dip your eggplant pieces into the egg and coat thoroughly. Next, transfer your piece to the flour mixture and coat thoroughly.

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Place the pieces on your baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes – take out and turn fries – pop back in for another 7-8 minutes. Broil on 500 degrees for an additional few minutes to really crisp them up! Once you take them out, sprinkle with a little more salt if you’d like.

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Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce! My choice was Annie’s Homegrown Organic Ketchup. Less sugar, more flavor.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DELIA MOONEYDeliaMooney-3630

I am the Editor and Founder of the lifestyle and food blog “Hey, What’s the Dealio?” My blog is all about my love of food, working out, living a healthy life, spending time with family and friends, and getting the most out of every day. It’s about celebrating old family traditions and creating new ones that I can pass on. It’s about mixing the simple with the complicated and the savory with the sweet. In Fall 2013, I was diagnosed with celiac disease, so my blog includes a variety of gluten free and paleo recipes. I’m here to prove that gluten free and healthy recipes don’t have to be taste free. This blog is about me trying and creating recipes I love for the people I love. I associate family and friends with food and I associate food with happiness.

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