Eggplant Parmesan fries are the perfect appetizer or side dish for any occasion! They are easy to make in your air fryer, and taste delicious. Plus, they are a healthy alternative to traditional French fries. Try them today!

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

There is nothing better than homemade Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries. I loved these growing up; I used to try to steal the eggplant before my mother would make her famous Italian Eggplant Parmesan.

If you have never had Eggplant Parmesan Fries, they are amazing; they are a great and healthy alternative to traditional potato French Fries.

So, instead of waiting for the next time you make Eggplant Parmesan or go out to a restaurant to order some, save yourself some time and money and air-fry yourself up a batch. They make an amazing side dish, snack, or appetizer.

Here are some of my favorites if you are looking for some other great and easy Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes. AIR FRYER PARMESAN DILL PICKLE CHIPS, AIR FRYER BROCCOLI AND CHEESE CASSEROLE, AIR FRYER ARTICHOKE DIP and AIR FRYER ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS.

Eggplant Parmesan Fries

Whether baked, fried, or air-fried, they will come deliciously. They are so good. I love the taste of baked or fried eggplant.

If you have never had them, here are some of the best reasons to stock up on eggplant the next time you are at the grocery store

  • Delicious
  • Healthy
  • Easy To Make
  • Kid-Friendly, what kid doesn’t love French Fries? Eggplant Fries, a great alternative and an easy way to get your child to eat vegetables.

Why Cook Eggplant Fries In The Air Fryer

Move over, regular-old French fries. These air fryer eggplant Parmesan fries are where it’s at! They’re crispy on the outside and cheesy and delicious on the inside. Plus, they’re a lot healthier than regular fries, thanks to the eggplant. So if you’re looking for a new and tasty way to enjoy your fries, give this recipe a tr

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

Do you have an air fryer? If not, do you really need one? Eggplant Parmesan fries are the perfect way to show off your new toy (air fryer), or just to make a delicious and healthier side dish. The best part is that this recipe only requires a few simple ingredients. Keep reading for the full recipe!

Do you have an air fryer? If not, do you really need one? Eggplant Parmesan fries are the perfect way to show off your new toy (air fryer), or just to make a delicious and healthier side dish. The best part is that this recipe only requires a few simple ingredients. Keep reading for the full recipe!
  • Eggplant: Use firm, medium-sized eggplants.
  • All-Purpose Flour: You can also use almond flour if you want to make this recipe low-carb or keto-friendly. You can also use gluten-free all-purpose flour, for a gluten-free recipe.
  • Eggs: Use large, room-temperature eggs.
  • Bread Crumbs or Panko: For a keto-friendly, low-carb recipe, use crushed pork rinds. For a gluten-free recipe, use gluten-free bread crumbs.
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Seasonings/Spices: Garlic Salt and Italian Seasoning.
  • Optional: Dipping Sauce

How To Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

 How to Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

In a large bowl, mix the Panko, Parmesan Cheese, Bread Crumbs, Garlic Salt, and Italian Seasoning.

How to Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

Set your dredging stations and in the first bowl, pour your flour. In the second, add your eggs, and in the third, add your Panko mixture.

How to Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

Then take the eggplant slices, dip them into the to the flour, then egg, and finally, the Panko mixture.

How to Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

As you coat them place them into a sprayed air fryer basket. Spray the coated eggplant fries with cooking oil, then set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting for 8-10 minutes. Flip halfway and spray again with cooking spray.

Plate, serve, and enjoy!

How to Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

Pro Tips To Ensure Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

  • Coating The Eggplant Fries: The most important thing for making sure that you get a batch of crispy Eggplant Fries is to coat the coating with cooking spray. The cooking spray will help your food cook up, nice golden brown and crispy.
  • Crowding: Do not crowd the basket. Otherwise, the hot air will not get around the food, causing it not to cook evenly or properly.
  • Keep The Breading On: Make sure that the Panko coating is really placed on the eggplant. I usually pat it down with my hand to make sure that it sticks.

Can I make these ahead of time?

This is a great recipe if you want to make these ahead of time, and then reheat. The best way to prepare them ahead of time is to cook them them, and then let cool to room temperature. Then place them into an airtight container, and store into the refrigerator.

They will last about 1 to 2 days, if they stay any longer nad the breding will get soggy.

Can I freeze eggplant fries?

This is a great recipe to make and freeze ahead. If you have ever gone to Trader Joe’s, you will notice it’s one of their selections in the freezer case.

To freeze, let them cool to room temperature, then place them onto a baking sheet, pop the baking sheet into the freezer. When h eggplant fries are frozen solid, remove and place in either a freezer bag or an airtight container.

To cook them from frozen, use the same recipe as below, but increase the time by a couple of minutes.

Can I make eggplant parmesan fries in an air fryer?

Absolutely, the air fryer is the perfect place to make these crispy and absolutely delicious.

The key is to watch them in the last few minutes of air frying so you get crispy and perfectly cooked eggplant fries.

What if I can’t find panko breadcrumbs?

Use regular bread crumbs, just double the amount called for in the recipe.

More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes:

The air fryer is a great way to cook vegetables without having to use oil. In this post, we will share some more recipes for air fryer vegetables. These recipes are healthy and easy to make. Plus, the air fryer cooks the vegetables perfectly every time! So, if you are looking for new ways to cook your veggies, be sure to check out these recipes. Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Fries

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings

Description

This is one of the easiest recipes for homemade air fryer eggplant parmesan french fries. My kids love these. They are a great healthy and easy side dish, appetizer, or snack.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup panko 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (Italian), or use 1 teaspoon of Italian seasonings mixed into breadcrumbs
  • 1 taespoon garlic salt
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into fry shapes

Optional: Marinara Sauce for serving

    Instructions

    • Peel the eggplant, and then cut it into strips, about 4 inches long and ½ inch thick
    • In a large bowl, mix the Panko, Parmesan Cheese, Bread Crumbs, Garlic Salt, and Italian Seasoning.
    • Set your dredging stations in the first bowl, and pour your flour. In the second, add your eggs, and in the third, add your Panko mixture.
    • Then take the eggplant slices, dip them into the flour, then the egg, and finally, the Panko mixture.
    • As you coat them place them into a sprayed air fryer basket. Spray the coated eggplant fries with cooking oil, then set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting for 8-10 minutes. Flip halfway and spray again with cooking spray.
    • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

    Equipment

    • Air Fryer
    • Cooking Spray

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 245mgPotassium: 191mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 2mg

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