These crispy rosemary eggplant fries are my new favorite way to enjoy eggplants. Even better, they are cooked in an air fryer, which means they are ready in minutes.
And they are even better with my creamy tahini aioli dip that will have your tastebuds singing.
Air Fryer Cooking Tips
If you are new to air fryers, you might be a bit confused about how to use them. Don’t worry, I was as well.
However, with a bit of trial and error, I learned a few tips and tricks that made my recipes come out perfectly every time.
Preheat the air fryer. Most recipes require the air fryer to be preheated. I usually turn it on as I prepare the ingredients.
However, if you forget to preheat the air fryer, just turn it on before you add your ingredients. Most air fryers take just a few minutes to preheat.
Grease your air fryer basket or tray before each use. This prevents your food from sticking, which is especially important when you are cooking foods that are coated or breaded.
However, be sure to never use an aerosol spray to grease your air fryer. A simple oil mister is the perfect, inexpensive tool to use to grease your air fryer.
I suggest using avocado oil to grease your air fryer. Avocado oil has a high smoke point and will not smoke at high temperatures.
Avoid overcrowding the air fryer. This is especially important with recipes like these eggplant fries that require the hot air to circulate around each fry to properly cook them.
Overcrowded air fryers usually lead to soggy, undercooked foods. If you have a smaller air fryer, you might have to cook in batches to make sure the food is perfectly cooked when it comes out of the air fryer.
Turn over the food or shake the basket halfway through the cooking time. This helps to ensure your food cooks evenly.
And if your food has a bit longer cooking time, you will want to shake the basket several times while the food is cooking.
Just be sure to be careful when you open the air fryer because it’ll be hot. However, when you open the air fryer, the cooking will pause but will resume once you close it.
Be sure to keep your air fryer clean. Bits of old food or old oil can cause your air fryer to smoke while in use.
When your air fryer is unplugged and completely cool, simply use a clean cloth or paper towels to wipe the air fryer. Be sure to consult your air fryer manual to find out the best way to clean your air fryer.
Additional Keto Sauces To Try
While my tahini aioli sauce is absolutely delicious with these eggplant fries, here are a few other Keto sauces that you might want to try.
I adore fries dipped in ranch dressing, and my Keto Ranch Dressing recipe is the perfect dairy-free dressing for dipping.
Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.