Easy Air Fryer Fried Eggplant Recipe: Crispy, Crunchy & Craveable by 30Seconds Food

Easy Air Fryer Fried Eggplant Recipe: Crispy, Crunchy & Craveable

This crispy fried eggplant recipe is healthier because it's cooked in your air fryer. Salting the eggplant before frying helps draw out moisture, so it will get crispy and not soggy. So don't skip this step. 

Serve this easy air fryer eggplant recipe as a side dish for dinner or as an appetizer with marinara sauce or ranch. Delicious!

Cuisine: American/Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 to 12 minutes
Total Time: 31 to 32 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the eggplant into a colander or on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with a little salt and let it sit for about 15 minutes. 
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. 
  3. In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. In another bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Put the flour into another bowl. 
  4. Rinse the salt off the eggplant and pat dry with paper towels. Dip the eggplant into flour, then into the egg then into the breadcrumbs. Put the eggplant into the air fryer in a single layer. Mist with cooking spray. 
  5. Cook for about 5 minutes. Turn the eggplant over and cook another 6 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Donna John
Growing up, my mom made fried eggplant all the time. LOVE it. She didn't have an air fryer, obviously, but love that I do and can make it healthier.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This looks SO delicious. I really need to get an air fryer, stat!
Love the air fryer recipes, keep em coming...
Julio Caro
Thanks For Sharing.....

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