Eggplant Fries

Cuisinart original

Makes 4 to 6 servings


Makes 4 to 6 servings


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

Nutritional information

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 2g
Nutritional 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


Function: Oven/AirFry

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.