This air-fried eggplant is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and tossed in a delicious garlicky sauce.
We are always looking at ways to incorporate more veggies in our diet. We do eat a lot of salad or have our favourite dishes that are full of all the good stuff like stir-fries and poke. This air-fried eggplant is a great side but is also perfect for snacking.
The air fryer is probably one of the most used appliance in my kitchen. It’s great for cooking things like chicken and fries but also great for reheating pizza and other food. It also cooks coated eggplant perfect, making it crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. We have been loving this one from Hamilton Beach (affiliate link)
While you don’t need oil when using an air fryer, I did drizzle oil on the eggplant before sprinkling with salt and pepper and tossing it with cornstarch. It helped with getting the cornstarch to stick and ensure a crispy coating.The eggplant is cut into pieces and then tossed in a cornstarch coating. Just air fry for 17 minutes at 400 degrees.
If you’re a regular reader, you know that I am all about the sauce. Naturally, this dish needed to be tossed in something sweet and savoury. While the eggplant is cooking, combine oyster sauce, garlic, sugar and sesame oil in a pan and heat. When the eggplant is done, just toss it in the sauce. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
- 1 medium eggplant, cubed
- 3 TB cornstarch
- 2 TB oyster sauce
- 1 TB crushed garlic
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- sesame seeds
- Drizzle the eggplant with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and coat with cornstarch.
- Cook the eggplant in the airfryer for 17 minutes at 400 degrees.
- While the eggplant is cooking, combine the oyster sauce, garlic, sugar and sesame oil.
- Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Toss the cooked eggplant into the sauce.
- Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.