Eggplant Fries with Marinara

a plate of eggplant fries with marinara for dipping
Prep Time: 
30 minutes
Number of Servings: 
Recipe Source: 
The Big Book of Air Fryer Recipes by Parrish Ritchie ($32, Page Street Publishing, 2020)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 12 cup traditional breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 34 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 large eggplant
  • Spray oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, to serve


  • Air fryer


  1. Place flour in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, whisk eggs. In a third shallow dish, mix together Parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs, traditional bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, and garlic salt.
  2. Trim ends of eggplant and cut eggplant into strips that are 4 to 5 inches long and 34 inch thick.
  3. Dip eggplant fries into flour, then eggs, and then cheese and breadcrumb mixture. Be sure to coat each fry evenly.
  4. Spray an air fryer basket with spray oil and place a single layer of eggplant fries into the basket. Spray fries with spray oil.
  5. Air-fry eggplant fries at 400° for 10 minutes, flipping fries halfway through cooking time. Repeat process with remaining eggplant fries.
  6. Serve eggplant fries warm with marinara sauce for dipping.


These eggplant fries are the perfect little appetizer for any get-together and make a great snack when you are craving something crispy and delicious. Serve them with some marinara for dipping—you will love them!

Nutrition Info: 
245 Calories, 12 g Protein, 35 g Carbohydrates, 7 g Total sugars (0 g Added sugars), 5 g Fiber, 6 g Total fat (3 g sat), 451 mg Sodium, ★★ Vitamin B3 (niacin), Calcium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B6, B12, E, K, Folate, Iron, Zinc


Parrish Ritchie

Parrish Ritchie is a blogger, wife to the milkman, and nap-deprived mama to two crazy boys. She enjoys sharing easy, fun-for-the-family recipes anyone can make and everyone will enjoy! Check her blog Life With The Crust Cut Off for additional recipes and more.