Eggplant Chips - An Air Fryer Recipe
My recent produce box came with the most beautiful eggplant. I was immediately struck with a sense of longing for the eggplant chips that my work partner and I would get for an appetizer at a Greek restaurant we love in Livingston. (It's called Mezza, highly recommend it!!!!) I set out to re-create them the best I could- and I'm pleased to report mission accomplished! At Mezza they are served with a tahini sauce, I served mine with tzatziki and it was incredible. These are a great snack or appetizer, and satisfy any salt craving. Give these a try and let me know what you think! Thanks for following along!~LC
Start off by gathering your ingredients. To cut the eggplant so that it will work as a chip, cut off the rough end, then slice in half, then in half again lengthwise. Slice into thin chips, about 1/8 inch thick.
Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees. Lay out on a paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt. This will help remove excess moisture from the eggplant prior to cooking. Let sit for 10 minutes, pat off excess moisture, flip and repeat on the other side. Once that is done, spray the cooking basket of your air fryer with cooking spray. Place your eggplant in, spray with cooking spray and air fry for 10 minutes at 360 degrees. Once done, sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper. While you are waiting for all batches to complete cooking, you can keep warming on a baking rack in the oven on the lowest setting.
Serve with tzatziki or a tahini sauce and enjoy!
1 large eggplant
1. Preheat air fryer to 360 degrees.
2. Cut eggplant into quarters, then slice thin – 1/8in. Lay out on a paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt. Let sit 10 minutes, pat off any excess moisture. Flip and repeat.
3. Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place eggplant in air fryer and allow enough space for air flow. Spray top of eggplant with cooking spray and cook at 360 for 10 minutes.
4. Remove and sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper.
Note: You can keep batches warm in the oven while cooking. Set oven to the lowest temperature and place on a baking rack.