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air fryer eggplant

Air Fryer Eggplant Recipe

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This air fryer eggplant recipe is one of the best eggplant recipes I have ever made. It only requires 6 ingredients. This is a completely plant-based meal for all my vegan/vegetarian friends. Have it with a nice bowl of steamed white rice, and you have a delicious meal ready in 20 minutes. Give this eggplant in air fryer and try and let me know what you think.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



1 large eggplant

2 tbsp of avocado oil

2 tbsp of white sugar

2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)

1 tbsp chili oil (optional)


  1. Preheat your air fryer your 350 degrees.
  2. Slice your eggplant into thick slices—about half inch rounds.
  3. Cut slits in the middle to create opening for the sauce.
  4. In a shallow bowl, mix together oil, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and chili oil(optional).
  5. Line your air fryer with parchment paper for easy clean up.
  6. Place your eggplant rounds on the air fryer basket or tray in a single layer. Place the sauce on top of the eggplant.
  7. Air fry for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Broil for extra 2 minutes for a crispier crust. 
  8. Serve and enjoy!


Oven instructions:

Preheat to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roast for 30 minutes until the eggplant is crispy on the outside and soft and tender inside.

  • Author: Carmen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: sides
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: asian