Eggplant Parmesan Fingers – Kid Friendly Recipe!

Eggplant Parmesan Fingers

I used to dislike Eggplant. It was one of those vegetables that I really wanted to like and I used to try it out in all kinds of recipes that would just later get trashed because I could not stand the taste of the eggplant.

I was discussing this with my cousin (who runs and she let me in on her amazing eggplant recipe. I must admit that I could not wait to give this a try as it did not only sound simple and easy but very kid friendly!


crushed croutons – any flavor
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
Marinara Sauce for dipping

1.Use vegetable peeler to peel purple skin off eggplant. Slice Eggplant into thin strips much like french fries.

2. Add crushed croutons and Parmesan cheese to a Ziploc bag.

3. Add sliced Eggplant to Ziploc bag and shake until eggplant is coated with crumb mixture.

4. Dump contents of Ziploc onto baking sheet (I used a cookie sheet).

5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Serve with Marinara Sauce for dipping!

These turned out amazing! It really is the first eggplant recipe that I fully enjoyed..but it was not just me that could not get enough of these Eggplant Parmesan Fingers! The kids loved them as well! There was not fight to try to get them to eat their eggplant. They just devoured! We will be making these much more often in my home! Yum!


  1. These look absolutely delicious!!!

  2. Oh my! I have no idea why, but it never even occurred to make to make egg-plant fires!
    What a fabulous idea! I s this your original recipe because you should patent it!

    hugs x

  3. What a great way to get the veggies in!

    This month at my blog our roundup Pantry Party’s theme is breaded. I’d love if you entered this recipe (or another!) into the roundup.

  4. Such a great idea! I bet I could get my husband and son to eat these 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  5. Eggplant is one of those things I have wanted to try but haven’t actually used. This is a great recipe. One my family might actually eat without knowing what it is. Thanks so much for sharing. I will have to pick one up next time I go to the store and try it!

  6. These look so delicious! I have always loved eggplant, but I never thought about making them like french fries or zucchini sticks. Thanks!

  7. Stacey Orendach says:

    These look FABULOUS!!

  8. Lazy Budget Chef says:

    This could be a good substitute for French fries

  9. I love eggplant but seldom make it because it is usually complicated. This recipe sounds so easy. Dream come true!

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  10. What a great way to make eggplant. Cannot wait to give it a try. Looks delicious.

  11. Stopping by from Chef in Training’s party! These look yummy =) I’m always finding a way to make veggies into healthy fries =P

  12. These look DELICIOUS! I know my hubby and kids would love them. 🙂 Coming over to visit from Thursday’s Treasures. Please stop by and link them up with my “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I’d love to have you join us. 🙂

  13. These look delicious! I love eggplant but have never thought to cook it like this! Thanks for the recipe!

  14. Yummy Krista, I actually haven’t tried eggplant yet…I, but this is a very appetizing way of presenting it and I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing, I came over from the Simply Designing party, Have a great week…Pinning

  15. What a fun treat that is a little healthy.

  16. Hi! I saw this @ Recipe Sharing Monday and had to come by b/c my son loves eggplant. Like you, I used to despise it. It’s actually my son who inspired me to start trying new ways to cook it instead of the mushy-mush I grew up with. Will be making these fries when my plants start producing (yes, he even encouraged me to grow eggplant!)

  17. What a fun way to get kids to eat their veggies. Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  18. Can’t wait to try these…. I love eggplant and these look wonderful.

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