Eggplant Fries (Air Fryer)

Contributed By: Parker


2 large eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 medium eggplant (about 1-1/4 pounds)
Cooking spray
1 cup meatless pasta sauce, warmed


1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In a shallow bowl, whisk eggs. In another shallow bowl, mix cheese, wheat germ and seasonings.
2. Trim ends of eggplant; cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick slices. Cut slices lengthwise into 1/2-in. strips. Dip eggplant in eggs, then coat with cheese mixture.
3. In batches, arrange eggplant in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn; spritz with cooking spray. Cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes longer. Serve immediately with pasta sauce.

Helpful Hints:

My kids love these air fryer fries—and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic salt, these eggplant fries are delicious and guilt-free.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
YIELD: 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 135 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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