Who says fries can only be made from potatoes? Not me. I have a new recipe made from garden eggs. Called afufa, anara or mkpuru ofe by the Igbos and Obe-Igba by the Yorubas. Solanum melongena or garden egg as we know it, is a highly valued vegetable and constituent of the African food. Culturally, garden egg is said to represent fertility and blessing – this explains why it is common to find it being served during wedding ceremonies in some communities across the African continent.
- 3 medium garden egg peeled, ends removed
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper(optional)
- 3 egg whites
- Cut garden eggs into French-fry shaped spears.
- In a medium-large bowl, combine breadcrumbs and seasonings.
- Place garden eggs in another large bowl. Top with egg whites and toss in breadcrumbs to coat.
- One at a time, shake garden egg to remove excess egg, and lightly coat with breadcrumb mixture.
- Fry for 1 min and serve with any dip of your choice
You can bake it in the oven for 10 minutes.