Airfryer Eggplant Recipes

Airfryer Eggplant Recipes

Have you ever tried air fryer eggplant? Well it's a very yummy dish not to mention healthy.


Eggplant is one of the most healthy vegetables. Air frying eggplant is a delicious and healthy way to consume eggplants. There are few recipes you can try out to make the perfect air dry eggplant. Some like it cut into cubes while others like it sliced into thin rounds and fried until golden brown.


In this article we will take a look at two different air fryer eggplant recipes.


Crispy Air Fried Eggplant Slices



    • One eggplant cut into 1/2 inch slices
    • Breadcrumbs - ½ cup
    • Parmesan cheese -½ cup
    • Flour - ½ cup
    • Eggs - 2
    • Herbs and spices - 2 teaspoon
    • Pepper - ½ teaspoon
    • Parsley -¼ cup
    • Olive oil
    • Salt



      1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F.
      2. In a large bowl, mix together breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper.
      3. Spread some flour on a flat plate and keep aside.
      4. Beat two eggs in a bowl and keep aside. Set next to your flour and beaten egg bowls.
      5. Take eggplant slices and dip them into the flour. Afterwards dip the slice in egg and wait for any excess to drip off.
      6. Smear the eggplant slices with  breadcrumb coating on both sides.
      7. Set the coated slice on a plate or rack and repeat until all the slices are coated.
      8. Drizzle olive oil on the slices and arrange them in the air-fryer basket.
      9. Cook for 10 minutes in total, 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown.


      Enjoy them alone as a delicious appetizer with a sauce, serve them over salads or add them to sandwiches.



      Airfryer Eggplant Cubes



        • 1 large eggplant, chopped into 1 inch cubes
        • Avocado oil - 2 tablespoons
        • Dried rosemary - 1 teaspoon
        • Dried thyme - 1 teaspoon
        • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
        • Garlic powder- 1/2 teaspoon
        • Smoked paprika - 1/2 teaspoon



          1. Place eggplant cubes in a large bowl.
          2. Drizzle avocado oil on the cubes and toss well.
          3. Add all the spices to the bowl and stir well.
          4. Place the eggplant in the air fryer at 400°F.
          5. Air fry for about 18 minutes.


          Tips for getting the best air fry eggplant

          Professional chefs stand by the fact that eggplant gets creamier and richer when you salt the eggplant before cooking. This draws water out of the eggplant and reduces any bitterness. Follow these steps for salting your eggplant


          1. Sprinkle salt on both cut sides of the eggplant slices
          2. Place the slice on a rack over a baking sheet to absorb the water.
          3. After 30 minutes you will be able to see water droplets on the surface of the eggplant slices.
          4. Rinse the slices underwater and then pat completely dry.


          Why is air frying better than regular frying?

          More people are beginning to understand the advantages of air frying. They are buying air fryers and switching to air frying to avoid the harmful effects of frying in oil. Air frying only requires a fraction of the oil that is needed for deep frying.


          Air fryers are the latest trend in kitchen appliances. They offer a healthier way to fry your favorite foods, with up to 75% less fat than traditional frying.


          Air frying also uses less energy and cooks faster than traditional frying methods, making it a great time-saver in the kitchen. They can also be used to bake, roast, and grill food, offering even more versatility.


          How do air fryers work?

          Air fryers use a combination of hot air and convection to cook food quickly and evenly, resulting in crispy and delicious food without the excess fat.


          The air fryer works by circulating hot air around the food at a very high speed. This hot air is produced by a heating element, usually located at the bottom of the fryer, and a fan that forces the hot air around the food. The hot air and the fan work together to create a convection current that cooks the food quickly and evenly.


          The air fryer also has a non-stick basket or tray that holds the food. This is usually removable and perforated, which helps the hot air to circulate around the food evenly. The height of the basket can be adjusted, which allows for food to cook evenly and prevents burning. The basket can also be easily emptied after use for easy cleaning.

           In addition to the heating element and fan, some air fryers also have other features such as an adjustable temperature control, timer, and a viewing window. These features help to make the air frying process even more precise and efficient.


          What are some of the best air fryers in the market?

          There are many air fryers in the market to suit your needs. Have a look at the Acekool Air Fryer FT6. This machine has a 4.5L fryer basket that can handle 500g of fries, suitable for a party of 3. It has 8 presets including preheat, chicken thighs, steak, fries, cake, vegetables, fish and reheat to fry all your favorite vegetables and meat.


          There is a silicone liner attached to the air fryer basket to prevent oil residue from reaching the bottom of the fryer. This makes the Acekol air fryer easy to clean. The device is also dishwasher safe.

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