Aubergine Fries Recipe with Spicy Tomato Dip

Sometimes you just want something delicious, indulgent and fun to eat.  Perfect in front of the game or as a snack before you cook dinner, these delicious aubergine fries are perfect vegan fast food fodder!  Paired with a spicy tomato dip, they'll go down a treat with beers and friends on a night in or at a party.  (Hint: save the spicy tomato dip idea for other party foods.)

Aubergine Fries with Spicy Tomato Dip

Aubergine fries


1 large aubergine, roughly 400g
300ml coconut milk
200g cassava or gram flour (plain flour is OK if you don't need it to be gluten free)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
salt and pepper


1. Cut the aubergine in half lengthways, and then cut again into strips.

2. Soak in the coconut milk for 10 minutes.

3. Season the flour and then toss the fries into the flour, ensuring they are all coated before dropping into a deep fryer.  They may float so push them down or shake your basket to ensure they cook evenly.

Spicy tomato dip


1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, diced
splash of white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic
1 small red chilli, sliced
1 tsp of tomato puree
2 tomatoes

paprika to taste


1. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan or saucepan and sweat down all the ingredients, except the paprika, over a medium heat.

2. Add a sprinkle of salt, pepper and some paprika and then blitz with a hand blender or in a food processor.

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Want more aubergine / egg plant recipes?

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne
Caponata (vegan)
Stuffed aubergines
Cauliflower and Sun-dried Tomato Pilaff (vegan)
Roasted Mesquite Vegetables with Halloumi
Roasted Aubergine Curry (vegan)
Veggie Doorstep Sandwiches

Recipe c/o Aidan Mannion at Mill & Brew

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