▢ 1 large eggplant or two small
▢ 1 teaspoon salt
▢ ⅔ cup seasoned bread crumbs
▢ 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
▢ 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
▢ ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
▢ 2 eggs beaten
▢ ¼ cup flour
▢ cooking spray
▢ marinara sauce for serving
Slice eggplant into ⅓” slices. Sprinkle with salt and let sit 20 minutes.
While eggplant is sitting, combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water in a second bowl.
Quickly rinse the eggplant and pat dry.
Dip each eggplant slice into the flour, then into the egg and finally into the bread crumb mixture. Spray each side of the eggplant with cooking spray.
Preheat air fryer to 380°F. Place in a single layer in the air fryer and cook 5 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until tender and crisp.
Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.