Who does not love a side a fries with a good burger or sandwich. The salty, well seasoned crispy finger food that can be picked up and dipped into a mix a fun sauces. Well I am always looking for healthier alternatives. The idea of deep fried potatoes with no nutritional value is painful. My version is baked, and filled with all the good stuff. Plus the fun colors make it look great on your plate.
2 Cups Baby Carrots
1 Medium Eggplant
1/2 Cups Salt plus 2 teaspoons for seasoning.
1 Tbs Cajan Seasoning
1/2 Tbs Olive Oil
The first step is to prep the eggplant. Start by cutting the eggplant into large rounds and laying on a baking sheet. Using the half cup of salt, cover each piece, then flip and do the same on the other side. Let the eggplant sit for 45min- 1 hour allowing the salt to pull a lot of the water away. Turning the eggplant slices over mid-way is helpful.
While the eggplant sits. Slice the zucchini in half and then each side into three long pieces. Cut each strip into thirds so that you have two inch sticks. Toss the zucchini sticks into bowl. Add the carrot sticks to the bowl.
Once eggplant is done rinse each piece very well with water and pat dry. Slice each round into half inch thick strips. Add eggplant to the bowl of carrots and zucchini. Lightly mix them up by hand and coat with some nonstick spray. Add olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt and cajan seasoning. Toss everything together and then lay it all out flat and a large, foiled, well sprayed baking sheet. Baking at 450 degrees for about 30 minutes, turning half way.