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A stack of crispy eggplant fries served on some parchment paper with tomato sauce and an air fryer in the background
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5 from 16 votes

Super Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant Fries Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Anytime
Keyword: air fryer eggplant, eggplant fries
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 174kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium eggplant washed and dried
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • oil spray
  • sea salt for serving

Instructions

  • Cut the eggplant into evenly sized sticks resembling thick-cut fries. You do not have to remove the skin of the eggplant.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the panko breadcrumb, the parmesan, and the garlic power.
  • In a second bowl, whisk the eggs together.
  • Take one eggplant stick at a time and dip it in the eggs.
  • Transfer to the panko mixture bowl and press the stick on all sides, so it’s covered with panko mixture. You will want to do this step quite fast to prevent the eggplant from soaking in the egg mixture and becoming soggy.
  • Spray the bottom of the air fryer's basket with oil, add the eggplant fries, and spray again on top.
  • Cook at 400 ˚F (200C) for about 8 minutes, flipping them halfway. 
  • Sprinkle with sea salt and serve hot and fresh.

Notes

Meal Prep/Freezing Ahead
Make a batch, flash freeze, transfer to a Ziplock bag, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Allow to thaw in the fridge and then cook as directed.
To Make Vegan
Replace the egg with plant-based milk and the parmesan with nutritional yeast.
To Bake In the Oven
Make eggplant fries as directed in the instructions but bake at 425F (215C) for 15-18 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 1mg