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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

From the Italian tradition comes a lighter reinterpretation with the unmissable eggplant parmigiana cooked in an air fryer.

In itself it is an important and substantial typical product, but with the recipe for eggplant parmigiana in the air fryer everything becomes lighter . With this particular method of cooking, all foods are healthier and more digestible, because there is no formation of additional fats that could add weight. It only takes a few minutes to get a parmigiana as good as grandma's. The list of ingredients is not long, but everything is necessary and inevitable to respect this long tradition. Get yourself aubergines , mozzarella , a genuine tomato sauce and extra virgin olive oil, to give everything even more flavor.

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Preparing the Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

  1. First, wash and dry the eggplant, then remove the top end.
  2. Cut it into thin slices , about 1 cm and anoint them with a drizzle of oil on both sides, or better, use spray oil.
  3. Arrange them in the fryer basket, without overlapping them (alternatively, you can stack them on a large toothpick, keeping them spaced apart).
  4. Add a pinch of salt and fry at 190°C for 15 minutes , turning them halfway through cooking.
  5. Pour the tomato sauce into a bowl and season with fresh basil, a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil; then, stir.
  6. Get a pan that fits in the fryer. Pour a layer of tomato sauce, then a row of aubergines.
  7. Cut the mozzarella into cubes and create a row of these, before sprinkling a little grated Parmesan.
  8. Repeat these steps with another layer of sauce, then eggplant, mozzarella and Parmesan; finally, cover with a layer of sauce.
  9. Place the tray in the basket and cook at 200°C for 15 minutes . Once cooked, serve immediately!
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Eggplant parmigiana in an air fryer is a typical product of the Italian tradition, whose recipe is untouchable ; using the air fryer, however, you can obtain a light dish but with its traditional and special taste. If you have leftovers, keep them in the fridge for 1-2 days , in an airtight container.

You can also prepare delicious eggplant rolls in an air fryer !

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