Air Fryer Eggplant Fries Recipe

Air Fryer Eggplant Fries Recipe
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Air Fryer Eggplant Fries Recipe

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My kids love this snack—and I like that it's healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, these veggie sticks are broiled, not fried, so there's no guilt when you crunch into them. —Mary Murphy, Atwater, California
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 medium eggplant (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup meatless pasta sauce, warmed

Directions

Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs. In another shallow bowl, mix cheese, wheat germ and seasonings.
Trim ends of eggplant; cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Cut slices lengthwise into 1/2-in. strips. Dip eggplant in eggs, then coat with cheese mixture.
Spritz eggplant and air fryer basket with cooking spray. Working in batches if needed, place eggplant in air fryer basket in a single layer and cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Turn eggplant; spritz with additional cooking spray. Continue cooking until golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Serve immediately with pasta dipping sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Test Kitchen tip
  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Originally published as Air Fryer Eggplant Fries in What Can I Cook in My ... 2019

    Nutritional Facts

    1 serving: 135 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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    • 2 large Nellie’s Free Range Eggs
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 medium eggplant (about 1-1/4 pounds)
    • Cooking spray
    • 1 cup meatless pasta sauce, warmed
    1. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs. In another shallow bowl, mix cheese, wheat germ and seasonings.
    2. Trim ends of eggplant; cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Cut slices lengthwise into 1/2-in. strips. Dip eggplant in eggs, then coat with cheese mixture.
    3. Spritz eggplant and air fryer basket with cooking spray. Working in batches if needed, place eggplant in air fryer basket in a single layer and cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Turn eggplant; spritz with additional cooking spray. Continue cooking until golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Serve immediately with pasta dipping sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

    Test Kitchen tip
  • In our testing, we have found cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we have given wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.
  • Originally published as Air Fryer Eggplant Fries in What Can I Cook in My ... 2019

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