Looking for an easy and delicious snack idea? These healthy Eggplant Parm Bites are crunchy and crispy and seasoned just right! Like a little bite of eggplant Parm, but made healthy, gluten-free and optionally dairy-free. Serve as a snack or as an appetizer!
Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Bites
These Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Bites are highly addictive! With a crispy crunchy coating made from almond flour, they are pan fried and served with your favorite marinara sauce. They’ll be loved be all! While this recipe makes enough to serve about 4-6 people, you may be left wishing you had double or tripled the recipe because they are THAT good!
How to Make Eggplant Parm Bites
Like any eggplant parmesan dish you are doing to start off with a breading situation! First you’ll whisk up your eggs to help the breading stick! As always, make sure to season as you go so add in a pinch of salt and pepper to your eggs.
Here we are using our classic gluten-free breading mix which is made up of almond flour and seasoning. To make this eggplant “parmesan” we added in parmesan cheese. If you are strictly dairy-free go ahead and leave that out. We tested it both ways and both were delicious.
Next, cut up your eggplant into bite sizes pieces, about 1″ or so. Sprinkle with salt and then begin breading the eggplant!
First the eggplant goes in the egg to coat. Next it’s coated with the almond flour “breadcrumbs” and finally it’s fried! I use avocado oil when I fry because it’s a great healthy fat with a high smoke point, but you can use whatever you are comfortable with that is good for frying.
After you have lightly fried the eggplant cubes, serve immediately with your favorite marinara. Seriously, you’re going to love these!
Ingredients for Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan Bites
Fresh Parmesan Cheese (omit for dairy-free)
Avocado oil, for frying
Marinara sauce, for serving
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These Oven-Baked Keto Zucchini Fries are low-carb, paleo-friendly, flavorful, and the perfect side dish to any accompany any meal! Serve them with a delicious roasted garlic mayo dipping sauce and you’ll make a zucchini lover out of anyone!
Oven Baked Keto Zucchini Fries
It’s zucchini season: the time of year when everyone is either harvesting bushels of zucchini from their own backyard, or on the receiving end of somebody else’s backyard stash. These easy-to-make zucchini fries are the perfect way to use up your ever growing pile. These zucchini fries are PACKED with flavor and so crispy on the outside. They make the perfect side dish any night of the week, or a really great snack. They’re paleo, gluten-free and keto friendly and will make anyone a fan of zucchini. Serve with the suggested roasted garlic mayo or warm marinara sauce and you’ll be in love.
Are Zucchini Fries Healthier than French Fries?
A big yes to this! These low-carb zucchini fries are “breaded” with gluten-free almond flour which is packed with protein. In addition zucchinis have a ton of nutrients including Vitamin B6 and anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrients. Plus, they’re delicious! Zucchini has a way of taking on any flavor it’s baked with, so we made sure to pack in the flavor in the breadcrumbs.
How to Get Crispy Zucchini Fries
This recipe is quite easy, but to ensure crispy fries follow these tips:
Make sure to dry off the zucchini after it has been cut. Soggy zucchini means soggy fries.
Bread the zucchini well, and don’t wait too long between breading and baking.
Make sure to pre-heat the oven.
Leave space in between the zucchini fries on the sheet pan to ensure proper crispness.
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5. In a separate shallow bowl crack eggs and whisk together.
6. Dip zucchini strips into egg, then dredge in 'breadcrumb' mix. Make sure they are well coated.
7. Lay flat on baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping half way to ensure even baking until they are golden brown and crispy.
9. While zucchini fries are baking prepare the roasted garlic dip. Slice the end off the garlic cloves and place in a ramekin or small baking dish. Pour 1/2 teaspoon of extra-virgin olive oil over garlic. Cover with tinfoil and place in the oven with the zucchini fries. Roast the garlic for 20-25 minutes, or until soft.
7. In a bowl whisk together mayo, roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Place in serving dish of choice and set aside.
8. Serve the zucchini fries warm with the roasted garlic dip and other dips of choice. I love dipping these in marinara sauce!
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