Today we want to show you how to make eggplant fries from the air fryer for a low-fat, healthier take on the classic potato fries. You only need one few simple ingredients and your trusty hot air fryer. In less than 30 minutes, You’ll be munching a big bowl of crispy and healthy fries. Let’s do it!
Preparing these eggplant fries is super easy: all you have to do is cut them into thick sticks and then coat them with starch, vegan “flax egg” and panko breadcrumbs. Finally, put them in the air fryer basket and let the machine work its magic. Your crispy eggplant chips are ready to enjoy, dipped in vegan mayo or a spicy chili sauce.
Classic french fries are fried in very hot oil, making a tasty but rather unhealthy snack. When you make fries from scratch at home, you have complete control over the ingredients and preparation methods. Baking the fries in the oven is already a healthier alternative to frying. But air fryer cooking means you won’t need oil at all. Plus, you’ll have much crispier fries that are ready in half the time – a win-win!
The air fryer works by circulating very hot air around the food, giving it a crispy crust. Without the use of oil, you get a similar texture and taste to fried foods like chips and pastries. Cooking with an air fryer can help you drastically reduce the fats and calories in the foods you eat. help with weight loss And stay healthy.
Why make fries with eggplant instead of potatoes? For once, eggplants are lower in carbohydrates than potatoes and have a better nutritional profile. But also because it’s fun to try new things! After dusting them with starch, we brushed them with flaxseed egg instead of beaten eggs to keep the recipe vegan and low-fat. Finally, we breaded them with panko breadcrumbs seasoned with curry powder and paprika for a crispy crust full of flavor.
Crispy and golden, these healthy air fried eggplant chips are simply irresistible. We’re sure they won’t last long after baking – this certainly wasn’t the case for us! The good news is that one serving of these has veggie fries only 180 calories and it covers less than 5% RDI of fats And 12% RDI of carbohydrates. Great!