Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant Chips

Air Fryer Eggplant Chips being dipped into a bowl of marinara sauce.

Crispy and flavorful Air Fryer Eggplant Chips are our version of eggplant fries. Perfect game day appetizer or Keto friendly snack. This Keto eggplant recipe has only 4 net carbs per serving (1 per eggplant chip). Serve these Eggplant Chips with our favorite Easy Spaghetti Sauce or Homemade Keto Ranch Dip.


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Air Fryer Eggplant Chips being dipped into a bowl of marinara sauce.
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Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant Chips

Crispy and flavorful Air Fryer Eggplant Chips with easy marinara sauce are our version of eggplant fries. Perfect game day appetizer or Keto friendly snack. This low carb eggplant recipe has only 4 net carbs per serving.
Course Appetizer, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 4 Net Carbs, Airfryer, Eggplant, Keto, Keto Recipe, Low Carb, Low Carb Recipe, Pork Rinds
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 129kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Eggplant (Cut into 1/2" thick rounds) *Note 1 & 2
  • 1 Cup Crushed Pork Rinds *Note 3
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese *Note 4
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1.5 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the Air Fryer to 425 degrees F.
  • Spray an Air Fryer baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a shallow medium size bowl, add the crushed pork rinds, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and combine.
  • In a shallow medium size bowl, whisk the two eggs and a tablespoon of water until combined.
  • Using a fork, gently dip each eggplant round in the egg wash and then place it into the pork rind mixture and coat each side and edge, pressing firmly so the pork rind mixture sticks. Transfer to the baking sheet and repeat until all eggplant rounds are coated.
  • Spray the top of each eggplant round with cooking spray.
  • Bake the eggplant until tender, about 10-12 minutes per side (flip halfway through cooking and spray the second side with cooking spray).
  • Transfer to a plate and serve immediately with the marinara sauce (*note 5).

Notes

  1. Feel free to remove the eggplant skin as some folks think it gets bitter when cooked. We did not find that issue with this recipe, however.
  2. You should get about 9 slices per eggplant. 
  3. Use Panko breading or breadcrumbs in place of the pork rinds if you're not eating low carb meals.
  4. This recipe is not the place to use the cheap parmesan cheese that comes in the green can. Actually, it's never a good time to use that stuff. Head over to the deli counter and grab a wedge and grate from scratch.
  5. If you prefer not to make homemade marinara sauce we recommend Rao's sauce. This brand has no added sugar and is low on carbs.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Pieces | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 549mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg

recipe cost

$3.67 ($1.22 Serving)

how-to photos

Photo showing how to bread eggplants for use in making eggplant chips.

Step 5.

Carefully dip egg covered eggplant into the pork rind mixture. Tip- Use a fork to make it easier.

Breaded eggplants on a silver cooking sheet.

Step 5.

Space the eggplant rounds out so the airfryer has a chance to "fry" them.

nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant Chips
Amount Per Serving (2 Pieces)
Calories 129 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 549mg24%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 199IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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