Thursday, June 6, 2013

Baked "Fried" Eggplant Chips

Last weekend Ann and I spent all afternoon cooking.  We were planning on taking all the pups on a little trip, but since it was pouring outside, we decided to have a stay-cation.  It ended up working well, because poor husband had an endless number of papers to grade to finish up the semester.

We decided to make a meaty lasagna and salad for dinner...mmmmm.  I'd bought an eggplant the day before in case we decided to go vegetarian with the lasagna.  Since we doubled up on the meat instead (ground beef and sausage) we decided some Baked "Fried" Eggplant would be yummy addition to dinner too.

2 Eggs
1/4 cup Balsamic Dressing
1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


Mix 2 eggs and 1/4 cup balsamic dressing in a small bowl.  Mix 1 cup breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in another small bowl.

Cut eggplant into 2-bite size pieces.

Dip eggplant piece into egg mixture, then into breadcrumbs, coating completely.  Place each on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 425 for 6-8 minutes per side.

Serve with marinara sauce for dipping, and enjoy!  It's best to eat these when hot, so eat immediately.


  1. Replies
    1. Reading the recipe again, I'm wondering - what kind of balsamic dressing did you use? Something like olive oil & balsamic vinegar with spices?

  2. Hi Lauren!
    I just found your blog through the Friday Blog hop and I am now a new follower.
    I love the variety of posts.

    I Love eggplant and this looks so delicious and very simple! I may have to try this out as I love trying new recipes. My friends and I get together every now and then and try out recipes from our Pinterest boards. We each chose a meal, like one appetizer, one recipe for the main course and then one desert and we try to re create it together and have little dinner parties.

    I just posted a baked pasta recipe on my blog :)

    my link is

    1. Hi Erica! That dinner party idea sounds like such fun!! Fantastic! Heading over to check out your blog now. :)

  3. Makes me hungry and I can hardly wait to try it. Faye D

  4. Mmmm Lauren these look delicious!!

  5. Hey, I'm a new follower from the weekend hop. Looks yummy and it's also easy to make! This is a very healthy snack alternative, thanks for sharing!

    I'd love it if you can follow me back :)


  6. Thanks for sharing this at my link party last week! I am going to be featuring you today!! Allyson@Domestic Superhero