How to Make Crispy Eggplant Parmesan

Who adores eggplant parmesan, but doesn’t want to eat as much fried food? We have the answer for you! Crispy eggplant parmesan is easy to make by just air frying them on a baking grid over a sheet pan in your oven! This gives you a crunchy texture, without having to use any oil to fry the eggplant!

Then just layer them up with a ricotta mixture, lots of mozzarella cheese, and some homemade tomato sauce! We think this will be a new favorite recipe!

What you will need for this recipe:

 

 

 

1
Thinly slice one large eggplant
2
Grate 1 cup of Parmesan
3
In another dish mix 3 cups panko with 1 tablespoon Italian herbs, 1 tablespoon garlic and fresh pepper, then mix Parmesan in
4
Now use shallow pan to beat 3 eggs
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Add a few tablespoons cream, and whisk in
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Dip eggplant in egg, then Panko, pushing in crumbs on both sides and place on baking rack on a sheet pan
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Using a baking rack is the key to getting the eggplant crispy without frying!
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Pre heat oven to 350 F convection or 375 F standard
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Finish next pan, then they both go into oven for 20 minutes
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Turn and swap pans half way at the 10 minute mark
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Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons each of granulated garlic & Italian seasoning to 12 Oz. ricotta + black pepper
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Add 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella and 1 cup Parmesan
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Grate in a little fresh nutmeg (or add a pinch of ground nutmeg)
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Turn eggplant over and return to oven for 10 more minutes
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When eggplant is crispy you are ready to assemble
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Add a generous amount of warm red sauce in bottom of pan
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Layer eggplant with ricotta mixture, repeat 2 times for 3 slices of eggplant
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Back into the oven to heat the ricotta thru
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After 12 minutes, pull out and put more grated mozzarella over top
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Sprinkle with parsley or basil!
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Serve!
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Make this tomato sauce early in the day and let it cook all day for the best flavor!

Oh and in case you want a little more date night dinner inspo….

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.