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Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Makes 4 to 6 servings

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Nutritional information per serving, Eggplant Fries only (based on 6 servings): Calories 73 (16% from fat)
carb. 12g
pro. 3g
fat 1g
sat. fat 0g chol. 36mg sod. 77mg
calc. 23mg
fiber 2gNutritional information per serving, Eggplant Fries with Sauce and Cheese (based on 6 servings): Calories 180 (43% from fat)
carb. 16g
pro. 10g
fat 9g
sat. fat 5g chol. 56mg
sod. 337mg
calc. 180mg
fiber 2g

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½cup breadcrumbs (plain or seasoned)
  • 1baby eggplant (about ½ pound), cut into 3" to 4" x ¼" pieces
  • Olive oil for spraying or brushing
  • ½teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1cup Quick Marinara Sauce (page 28) or prepared marinara
  • sauce, plus more for serving
  • 6ounces cubed fresh mozzarella

Preparation

  1. Function: Oven/AirFry
  2. 1. Put the AirFry Basket on the Oven/AirFry Pan, and coat liberally with the nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Put the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs each in separate shallow bowls for dipping.
    3. Dredge each piece of eggplant first in the flour, then the egg,
    and finally the breadcrumbs, tapping gently to remove any excess
    after each coating. Place the eggplant on a plate or platter.
    4. Arrange half of the breaded eggplant fries in a single layer. Spray or
    brush liberally with olive oil, and season evenly with half of the salt.
    5. Place in the Cuisinart® 3-in-1 Microwave AirFryer Plus in the upper
    rack position. Select Oven/AirFry, and set the temperature to 400°F
    and time to 8 minutes. Press Start. Flip and AirFry the opposite
    side for an additional 5 minutes. Remove and reserve. Repeat with
    remaining eggplant fries.
    6. Transfer all of the eggplant fries to the Oven/AirFry pan, arranging
    in a neat mound. Top with the sauce, and then scatter the cheese
    on top. Return to the oven. Select Oven/AirFry, set the temperature to 350°F and time for about 4 minutes, and press Start. Cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    7. Serve immediately with additional warmed marinara sauce.