This Recipe for Air Fryer Eggplant Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce Will be Your New Favorite Snack!
Recipe and photos by Launie Kettler
An eggplant is an eggplant, and an aubergine, and a brinjal, depending on whichever country you lay your hat.
We, however, like to call it a “purple bite of joyfulness.”
Because, who doesn’t feel like they’ve had a purple bite of joyfulness when they taste the earthy, smoky, meaty, nibble of eggplant?
Hence, our very literal nickname for this luscious nightshade.
But, what if we took this wonderful little ingredient and made it into something completely different? What if we turned on a magic machine, waved our wand, and turned this little bite of deliciousness into a crispy, crunchy, herby, cheesy, addictive little snack?
Air fryer, meet your new pal the eggplant!
Eggplant, meet your new bestie, the air fryer!
The two of you are going to get along splendidly, especially when you do-si-do with a beautiful and rich marinara dipping sauce.
Everyone, get your dancing shoes on, because we’re going to make a snack that will make you tap your toes in pure joy!
Now round up your ingredients, get that cutting board ready, grab that chef’s knife, Santoku knife or utility knife and let’s chop to it!
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Herby Eggplant Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce Recipe
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About the Author
Launie Kettler is a food writer and photographer who cooks big food in a small kitchen in northern Vermont. Her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin.
Launie is also the co-author of The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook and her recipes have been featured in Where Women Cook, Fresh Magazine, and on Salon.
You can follow Launie's adventures on Instagram @teenytinykitchenvt and on her blog at TeenyTinyKitchen.com.