Rating: 4.83 stars
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

If you are watching your waistline and your calorie intake, these eggplant fries are a great alternative. Grease free and oil free, but just as tasty.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice eggplant into 1/2-inch rounds, then cut each round into 1/4-inch sticks. Pat dry.

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  • Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper in a shallow bowl. Pour flour into a second shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a third bowl.

  • Dip eggplant sticks in flour, then in beaten eggs, and then coat with bread crumb mixture. Place on a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees F (185 degrees C).

  • Place eggplant sticks in basket, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.

  • Cook in the preheated air fryer for 8 to 10 minutes. Shake basket and continue cooking to desired crispiness, an additional 4 to 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 25.4g; fat 5.1g; cholesterol 97.6mg; sodium 960mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2019
We just had these for a midday snack. So good and easy to make. These will be repeated for sure. Next time I'll make a pasta sauce to go with it. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2020
Made no changes. Followed the recipe exactly and loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2019
Extra fresh garlic!!! Plus I used zucchini another time!!! (Squeeze a little lemon juice over them I've been making these for years now!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMM??) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2020
Very good! Great flavor! Easy recipe and will definitely make these again. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2019
These are tasty little morsels that are very easy and are less clean up than the regular fried eggplant. I love these tossed on a salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2021
I modified this for Whole30, used almond flour instead of white flour, modified the bread crumbs, and didn't use parmesan cheese. Followed the cooking directions and they came out utterly delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2021
I had a large eggplant and I tripled the recipe but I still ran out of red crumbs. My tip is to put the flour in a gallon Ziploc bag and the breadcrumbs in a separate Ziploc bag this works better as you can gradually shake the bag as you're dropping the wet fries into the bread come bag. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2020
I'm not a fan of eggplant but was given one by my local CSA and figured this was a way to mask the eggplant flavor. Personally, I liked the breading mixture for it, but it wasn't enough to coat the eggplant taste. Ranch was added as a dip but it wasn't enough for me. My brother really liked them, though; I didn't waste my ingredients or time after all. Will make again only if under the same conditions. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2021
Used exact recipe but added some fresh garlic, too. They were excellent! I dipped them in marinara sauce...yummy! Read More