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air fryer eggplant parmigiana

yield 2 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For air fryer eggplant parmigiana

  • 1 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese (the kind in the shaker)
  • 1 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 lg
  • 1 md
    eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds
  • olive oil, extra virgin (for brushing)
  • 1 c
    marinara sauce (your homemade or favorite store brand)
  • 8 oz bag
    shredded mozzalrella cheeee or 8-10 slices fresh mozzarella.
  • fresh chopped parsley or fresh basil basil leaves

How To Make air fryer eggplant parmigiana

  • 1
    Cut eggplant into 1/4 inch circles. (do not peel) rinse and pat the eggplant dry.
  • 2
    In a shallow dish, mix together Italian bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, dried basil, garlic powder, onion powder, freshly ground black pepper
  • 3
    Place flour in a separate shallow dish, then beat eggs in another.
  • 4
    Preheat an air fryer to 370 degrees
  • 5
    Dip eggplant slices in flour, eggs, & then in the breadcrumbs.
  • 6
    Place breaded eggplant rounds in the air fryer basket, and gently brush with a bit of olive oil. Be sure not to overlap the egg plant rounds. You may need to work in batches. If that's the case, I set my oven to 170 and place the cooked ones on a pan and keep warm in the oven while I cook the next batch in the air fryer.
  • 7
    Cook for 8 to 10 minutes,
  • 8
    Flip each egg plant round, and brush the tops with a bit more olive oil and cook about 5 minutes more or until desired crispness is reached.
  • 9
    Top each eggplant round with marinara sauce and 1 slice of fresh mozzarella cheese.
  • 10
    Place the basket back in the air fryer and cook until cheese has started to melt, 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining eggplant, if necessary. NOTE: You can also broil in pan on oven if you were using it to keep the batches warm. Whatever you prefer.
  • 11
    Plate and garnish each round with fresh, chopped parsley or fresh basil leaves. Serve!