AIR FRYER EGGPLANT PARMESAN

PREP TIME: 10minutes 
COOK TIME: 16minutes 
SERVINGS : 4
CALORIES: 205 kcal

EQUIPMENT:

  • 1 Air Fryer

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 eggplant medium
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  •  cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese shredded

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Prepare the Air Fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the eggs in a medium shallow bowl. Set aside.
  3. In another medium shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, flour, parmesan cheese and seasonings.
  4. Rinse and pat dry the eggplant, then cut into slices, about ¼ inch in thickness.
  5. Dredge each slice of eggplant into the whisked eggs, then into the flour and breadcrumb mixture.
  6. Place each piece in the prepared air fryer basket, without stacking or overlapping pieces.
  7. Air fry at 370 degrees F for 16-18 minutes. Flip slices halfway through air frying. Slices should be crisp and golden brown.
  8. When eggplant slices are golden and crispy, leave them in the air fryer basket. Spread a small spoonful of marinara sauce on top of each piece. Then evenly sprinkle mozzarella cheese, (about 1-2 teaspoons) on top of the sauce.
  9. Return basket to air fryer and air fry at 370 degrees F for an additional 1-2 minutes, until cheese topping is melted.

NOTES:

Top Tips:

Make sure to add the eggplant slices in a single layer to the air fryer basket. If you overcrowd them, they will have excess moisture and not crisp up. Don’t make this mistake!
Make sure to have the egg bath in a separate bowl. This way, the mixture doesn’t become too gunky as you dip it, and it’ll be less of a mess to clean up.
If you have remaining eggplant slices, store them in an airtight container to air fry up the next day! This is a great side dish, and this air fryer eggplant parmesan recipe can easily be made again quickly with leftovers.

NUTRITION:

Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 12gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 904mgPotassium: 456mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 475IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 200mgIron: 2mg

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