Eggplant “Fries”

by Susan on July 8, 2013

Eggplant Fries

Eggplant "Fries" @rawmazing.comWho says “fries” have to be deep-fried potatoes? These raw eggplant “fries” are super simple and so delicious. A quick chop and  soak in the marinade and away you go! I made these in my dehydrator but you can certainly experiment with your oven. Just note if you really want them raw the food temperature needs to stay under 115 degrees. Also, ovens do function differently than dehydrators so keep an eye on them if you choose to go that route. 

They would make a great side for Raw Mushroom Burgers!

Just a quick note: My favorite mandoline (for slicing) is the Benriner Mandoline It makes slicing eggplants and other veggies a breeze and is inexpensive. I have seen Benriners used in the top kitchens in the US. 

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Susan Berkson July 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Beautiful. Soon as we have eggplant, I will make this.


Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy July 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

my oh my these look absolutely perfect!


hanan July 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

In my country nobody has heard about chipotle, so I cannot even imagine what could be a substitution for it.
Could you advise me ?


Susan July 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Chipotle powder comes from a dried chipotle pepper.


Emily R. July 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I know they’re probably not as starchy as eggplant, but I wonder if zucchini would work for this type of application?


Susan July 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm

There is a recipe for zucchini fries here:


Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 10, 2013 at 7:37 am

Love it! I’ve made eggplant “bacon” before, but not fries. What a great idea!


Aimee July 10, 2013 at 7:59 am

I’m looking forward to trying this recipe. When you use your mandolin slicer with eggplant, do you first cut the eggplant in half and then slice?


Cristina July 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

Have them in the dehydrator now! Thought these would be a great snack for our camping trip this weekend.


Annie @ Natural Sweet Recipes July 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm

My list of your recipes I want to try is getting longer. These fries are genius! They look delicious!


Robert July 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

If the “fries” are chewy does that mean I’ve cut them too thick? They’ve been dehydrating for about 8 hours now and they are no where near being crispy.


Susan July 14, 2013 at 9:46 pm

If they are thick they will need more dehydration and will be a little chewy. It is important to cut them quite thin.


sarah July 16, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Hey Susan these look great! Very fun I know my family would get a kick out of these:) Thanks for sharing!


Des July 17, 2013 at 11:00 pm

These were SO good. I’ve never been a huge fan of eggplant, except for juicing it, until now. My new favorite eggplant recipe!


Desiree July 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I put these into sushi rolls today with some fresh veggies and made delicious crunch rolls. Still loving the recipe.


The Fat Gay Vegetarian July 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Hanan, Chipotle powder is actually a smoked red jalapeno. If you were to smoke it, dry it, and grind it to a powder – that is what you get. A very suitable alternative for similar flavor is to used smoked Spanish paprika, hot or sweet depending on your love for spice. The flavor profile is so very similar, that most people would not be able to tell.


Susan July 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

You can buy chipotle powder in the spice section. I often use both chipotle and smoked paprika.


Simone October 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’m new to your site, but not to raw… I must say, your recipes are truly amazing and by far the best raw food site I’ve come upon. I moved from Los Angeles to El Paso and making recipes from your collection are better than going to my favorite raw restaurants in LA! Thanks so much for sharing… how totally rawsome of you :)
Ps. Eggplant fries are in my dehydrator as we speak… YUM!


Susan October 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Thank you so much, Simone!


Jane January 27, 2014 at 10:51 am

I am new to trying raw and I do not have a dehydrator yet… Can the oven at a very low temp be used? If so, for how long? Thanks:)!


Susan January 27, 2014 at 11:47 am

Hi, Jane, I write about this on the FAQ page. You can find the tab for that at the top of the blog. Cheers!


Aslana April 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

These were terrific I had them last year wth my “burger” so I’m revisiting the recipie to make again, I now have an x cal. Dehydrator so it will probably be more fun than my thrift store mr chef. However if your just starting a thrift store mr chef will work fine for a year.
Hey! I need a good “bun” recipe anyone know of a link? I have bad luck with crackers in the dehydrator, my toilet paper cardboard rolls have more flavor, but I must cut back using those tp cardboard it dosnt seem to digest well.


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