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Non Potato Cajun Fries

We all love French fries once a while. Crispy, thin, tender inside, with a side of ketchup or mayo. Served either in a brown bag at Five Guys or on a nice plate in a restaurant… I am salivating just thinking of it!

Here is a way to satisfy that potato fries craving without actually having potato fries!

You’ve heard of rutabaga?

Neither had I.

It’s a kind of turnip that, when you chop it, season it and pop in the oven, looks just like potato fries! Much less starchy, just as delicious! But remember, I am in no way to stop having real fries once a while…just not everyday!

This works really well with parsnip as well.

To make a nice batch, you will need:

2 or 3 rutabaga, washed

Salt

Pepper

Cajun Spices

Garlic Powder

2 tbsp Olive oil

Sauce:

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Garlic powder

Cajun Spices

Preheat oven to 450 F.

Slice your rutabaga in a French Fry form. Fat or slim, it depends on your preference! Just try to make them all relatively the same size. 

Place them in a bowl and add the olive oil. Toss them well so that they all have some oil on them. 

Season with salt, pepper, and of course, the cajun spices and the garlic powder!

Bake for about 30 minutes, or until they  seem ready to you. While they bake, prepare your dipping sauce by adding the spices to the yogurt. 

Serve with the dipping sauce and enjoy!

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Eggplant Fries

Oliver Twist once asked: “Please Sir, may I have some more?”.

Those famous words are all I feel like saying when I finish a plate of these eggplant fries.

French fries, pommes allumettes, frites, papas…. So many languages all trying to show their love for the same dish.

Although I consider pasta as my main comfort food, french fries are not far behind….when they’re well made. There is nothing I hate more than biting into a frie with little taste or worse; when it only tastes of grease.

As much as I would love to say that this recipe came straight from my head, tis not true. It’s actually thanks to a friend of mine. We were walking down the street and she said: “Tonight, I’m having eggplant fries for dinner”. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was like a call from the heavens. I immediately asked her for the recipes, but I forgot it many times. Thankfully, she calmed sent me the recipe over and over again, until finally, I said to myself: “You really must write this down”. So I did.

I literally cannot get enough of these.They are baked with breadcrumbs and parmesan, and they taste wonderful with the dip. Serve them with….just about anything! I literally cannot get enough of these.

The best part? They are RIDICULOUSLY easy to make.

Enough said.

Ingredients:

1 eggplant

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

5 tbsp parmesan cheese

Salt

Pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

2 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Beat your eggs in one bowl.

Combine flour, salt, pepper, and Parmesan in another bowl.

Cut the eggplants into strips. They can be as fine or as thick as you’d like, but remember: if they thin, they must be baked for less time or they will burn!

Dip your eggplant pieces in the egg and then in the dry ingredients. Make sure you cover them well or they will not be as tasty. 

If you need to add more breadcrumbs halfway, that’s normal. 

Place the eggplant on 2 non stick cookie sheets.

Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway. 

While they are baking, prepare your dipping sauce:

Mix 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt with 3 tbsp of garlic powder.

Enjoy!