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Eggplant In Air Fryer Vegan

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Paul Gonzalez
• Monday, 14 June, 2021
• 7 min read

This {30-Minute} AirFryerEggplant is SUPER crispy, crunchy and goes perfectly with pasta and marinara, topped with fresh basil. Eggplant is often on the list of vegetables that many people don’t like.

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The Hairdryer is the perfect tool for this recipe, as it produces an off-the-charts, crunch-in-your-mouth texture that you’ll just love. You’ll find that many recipes require you to add salt to the eggplant slices before cooking to remove bitterness.

After doing a bit of research (and experimenting), we’ve found this step isn’t necessary. Just be aware that the eggplant won’t be quite as crispy straight out of the oven.

If you are making pasta noodles, you can start boiling the (salted) water at this time. Then boil according to package instructions, to al dente, and drain.

Next, prepare 3 dipping stations with small/medium bowls…1) almond milk and flax eggs; stir with a whisk, 2) the flour, Italian seasoning and garlic powder, mixed together, and 3) the breadcrumbs. Dip each piece of eggplant, one at a time, into the almond milk, shake off, then add the eggplant to the flour to coat, then back into the almond milk again, and finally into the breadcrumbs to coat.

Check the eggplant about 8-9 minutes into the cooking time to ensure it’s not too crispy for your taste. To serve, add a layer of noodles and sauce, a few slices of the crispy eggplant, a spoonful of the Almond Ricotta (on top of the eggplant), and a little more marinara and basil, if desired.

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If you are making pasta noodles, you can start boiling the (salted) water at this time. Then boil according to package instructions, to al dente, and drain.

Transfer cutlets to a plate or flat surface, Or, if planning to bake instead of air fry, add to baking sheets covered in parchment paper- see stove top instructions in notes). Next, prepare 3 dipping stations with small/medium bowls… 1) almond milk and flax eggs; stir with a whisk, 2) the flour, Italian seasoning and garlic powder, mixed together, and 3) the breadcrumbs.

You can use a wire rack or, for easy cleanup, an air fryer silicone basket. Check the eggplant about 8-9 minutes into cooking time to ensure it's not too crispy for your liking.

To serve, add a layer of noodles and sauce, a few slices of the crispy eggplant, a spoonful of the Almond Ricotta (on top of the eggplant), and a little more marinara and basil, if desired. Store this Air Fryer Eggplant in an airtight container in the fridge.

To reheat, add eggplant to air fryer at 390 for 5-6 minutes. You’ll find that many recipes require you to add salt to the eggplant slices before cooking to remove bitterness.

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After doing a bit of research (and experimenting), we’ve found this step isn’t necessary. Nutrition information is for eggplant only, and does not include ricotta cheese, marinara or pasta noodles.

I ended up bumping the temp to 390, flipping the eggplant halfway through the 15 minutes. Coat in flour (and shake off any excess), then into almond milk and finally, into pinko bread crumbs that I have mixed with vegan Parmesan (I also added herbs).

Time to air fry… I think the oil really gives you some nice, crispy edges. You can always serve with more of the marinara sauce heated up in a pan on the stove.

TO TOP THE EGGPLANT PARMESAN: 1 c Marinara Sauce plus more for serving 1/2 c Vegan Mozzarella Shreds Vegan Grated Parmesan Spaghetti or pasta of your choosing, cooked al dente (about 2 oz.

Dip the slices into flour, then almond milk and finally, the pinko bread crumbs that you have mixed with the vegan Parmesan, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Spray lightly with oil (if desired) and place into the basket of an air fryer at 390 degrees for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through (spray the second side lightly).

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Once golden on both sides, spoon on some marinara and top with a combination of the two vegan cheeses. Serve with the pasta (and extra sauce), garnishing with fresh parsley and perhaps another sprinkle of the vegan Parmesan.

This often overlooked vegetable, with the right seasonings, will be a welcome addition to your side dish rotation. This recipe is garlic, Derby, and a little smoky with the addition of carefully selected herbs and spices.

Airfryereggplant will go well with meat main dishes like grilled chicken or barbecue ribs. Eggplant is also an excellent meat substitute for vegetarian or vegan diets.

Garlic powder is added to most of my vegetable side dishes in the air fryer. Place the eggplant into the air fryer basket or tray.

For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below. So try this dish with Hairdryer Meatballs, either as a substitute for, or in addition to the spaghetti.

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This recipe calls for a very small amount of oil, and you could even reduce it a bit if you’re concerned about fat. This eggplant recipe also doesn’t have any breading on it, so it’s low-carb.

Pick an eggplant that is about 8-10 inches long and is smooth and shiny. Pop any leftovers in the fridge and eat within three days.

It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.

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