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Fry Vegetarian

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  242
  • Protein  5 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  14 g
  • Cholesterol  52 mg
  • Sodium  184 mg
  • Potassium  248 mg
  • Phosphorus  79 mg
  • Calcium  19 mg
  • Fiber  3.9 g

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

DaVita dietitian Jill’s Crispy Eggplant French Fries are an exciting kidney-friendly alternative to potatoes and are an excellent source of fiber.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Jill from California.

Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4 cup


  • 2 medium eggplants
  • 1 cup liquid nondairy creamer
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons dry Hidden Valley Original Ranch® Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 


    1. Peel and slice eggplant into 3/4” sticks, 4” long. Rinse eggplant and pat dry.
    2. In a medium bowl, mix non-dairy creamer and eggs until well blended.
    3. In a wide, shallow bowl, combine flour, cornmeal and dry Ranch salad dressing mix.
    4. Heat oil in frying pan on high heat.
    5. Dip eggplant sticks into egg mixture and then roll each piece in flour-cornmeal mix.
    6. Place in oil, flipping regularly and fry 3 minutes or until golden brown.
    7. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 3 fat 

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Substitute 1/2-cup low-cholesterol egg product to lower fat and cholesterol content.

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Crispy Eggplant French Fries

Jmeltz says:


I used Chef Paul Prudhomme's marinara spice blend in place of the ranch dressing and it turned out well!

Sep. 06, 2014, 10:27 AM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

glenda2928 says:


I do not understand how you can measure this in cup amounts when the sizes are 4 inches long. Dietitian comment: 3/4 cup of the eggplant fries is approximately 6 ounces or 180 grams.

Aug. 14, 2013, 4:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

kboyster says:


Per question about nondairy creamer - if you only have the dry, you can mix it with water to make a liquid version.

Jul. 16, 2012, 6:33 AM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

macademia1 says:


It was delicious!.. I added garlic and paprika since did not have ranch salad dsg mix. Will try other spices next time!

Jun. 25, 2012, 5:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

msdsks says:


Sounds good! Have a question: So many recipes call for "non-dairy creamer". Does this mean liquid or dry powder? Thanks Moderator response: Good question. All the recipes with nondairy creamer use the liquid form.

Feb. 20, 2012, 10:50 AM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

towilson says:


I love eggplant and so I thought it tasted fine, but I did think it lacked some flavor even with the Ranch powder. I also found that it smokes up pretty quickly from the cornmeal if you have the heat too high.

Apr. 29, 2009, 6:53 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

Lexam says:


These are great but it even at one eggplant it makes quite a bit. Good if you have company. Make sure you serve them fresh.

Feb. 13, 2009, 2:12 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries



It sounds really nice, I will try it

Jun. 11, 2008, 11:55 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries

nishi64 says:


This tastes gr8 even without egg .i'm vegetarian and this is our traditional northIndian recipe,but eggless.and tastes yummy. my favorite.

May. 29, 2008, 4:24 PM - Inappropriate review?

Crispy Eggplant French Fries



sounds great!

May. 24, 2008, 5:30 AM - Inappropriate review?

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