Zero Carb Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Do you struggle with cravings?! Since I have adapted my diet to eating low net carbs, I have significantly less cravings... BUT I would be lying if I said I never have cravings. Some days I just want fries! How do I handle my CRAVINGS?! ⭐️My first step is to try to “Scratch The Itch,” as @julethebee would say, and create a HEALTHY VERSION of the item I am craving....and if all else fails, have the damn fries! Enjoy every bite and move on.
I have been craving french fries, so I took my own advice and successfully satiated my craving with this new recipe for.... LOW CARB EGGPLANT FRIES 🍟 🍆 these eggplant fries are SO CRISPY and flavorful, without the added carbs and fat of regular french fries!
⭐️COMMENT below an item that you have been craving and would like me to create a healthy version!!
- 1 Medium Eggplant, cut into french fry shape
- 3 Egg whites, whisked .
- 1/2 Cup extra fine wheat bran (I use @shiloh_farms_foods)
- 3 TBS grated Parm
- 1 TBS dried basil
- 1/2 TBS onion powder
- 1/2 TBS garlic powder
- 1/2 TSP Salt
- Pepper to taste
- 1/2 TSP red pepper flakes (optional if you like spice)
- Cut eggplant into french fry shape, then spread them out on a paper towel, sprinkle salt over the eggplant and let the salted eggplant sit for 20-30 minutes in order to let some water release from the eggplant. .
- In a small bowl, Mix wheat bran, parm, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, and pepper flakes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites, set aside.
- After the eggplant has sat for 20-30 min, Pat the eggplant dry.
- Set up a station with the eggplant, the two bowls—one with the wheat bran mixture and one with egg whites, and a greased baking dish OR if using the AIR FRYER, as I did, set up the greased air fryer tray. - Coat each eggplant fry in egg whites, then in the wheat bran mixture and place directly on baking dish.
- AIR FRY for 10-15 minutes on 400F—keep an eye on them as each air fryer or oven may be different. .
- Dip them in ketchup or aioli sauce!
⭐️PRO TIP: these taste best and crispiest when eaten fresh!