Air Fryer Eggplant Fries


These air fryer eggplant fries are a great alternative if you're watching your waistline and your calorie intake. They're made with no grease or oil, but they're still just as tasty!

close up view of Eggplant Fries on a white plate, with an eggplant in the background
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 medium eggplant

  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs


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

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

  3. Dip eggplant sticks in flour, then in beaten eggs, and then coat with bread crumb mixture. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

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

  5. Place breaded eggplant sticks in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching; cook in batches if necessary.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

180 Calories
5g Fat
25g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 960mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 418mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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