Eggplant (Aubergine) Sticks

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe makes a great appetizer, a fun way to eat your eggplant!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs eggplants
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 14 cup milk
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Peel and cut eggplant into 3 X 1/2 inch sticks.
  2. Soak in ice water a half hour.
  3. Mix breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  4. Dip eggplant into combined egg and milk, then inches.
  5. crumbs; chill 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oil to 350°F at a depth of 1 inch in large fry pan and cook sticks 10-12 at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 2 minutes.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Serve with your favorite dip (ranch, ketchup, marinara, sweet and sour, mayonnaise mixed with soy sauce, etc.).


Most Helpful

very simple to prepare. instead of frying i sprays a baking dish with cooking spray and baked these for 30 minutes in a 400 degree oven, turning after 15 minutes.. they tasted just like fried with alot less fat

chia April 09, 2003

Ok, so I didn't follow this recipe exactly, but I feel as though I should give it a review anyway because what I did came as an idea from viewing this recipe! I didn't have eggs, so I dipped the eggplant in a little mixture of mayonnaise and milk before rolling them in breadcrumbs. I also wanted a bit healthier verson, so instead of frying, I baked them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. They came out absolutely delicious, especially dipped in a little ketchup!!!

mstoos April 25, 2003

I made almost this exact same recipe last night, except I didn't make nearly this much. Just wanted to mention a few substitutes I made because I was out of ingredients (empty cupboards), and needed to eat my eggplant or toss it. I peeled my eggplant. I didn't have any breadcrumbs, so I crushed up whole wheat Ritz crackers. I also didn't have any milk, so I used some water instead. I also wanted to mix in some Parmesan cheese with the crumbs, but didn't have any. One other step I added was dipping them in salt and pepper seasoned flour before dipping them in the crumbs. I didn't fry these, but put them on a sprayed pan, in a 450 degree oven for 15 minutes, and didn't have to turn them. It only took me about 25 minutes total to make these. We served ours with a marinara/spaghetti sauce. They were wonderful!!

enestvmel November 19, 2009

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