- Wipe down eggplant with dry cloth
- Preheat air fryer to 400F
- Add eggplant to air fryer whole
- Cook for 20 minutes, turning every four minutes
Virtually every recipe I’ve ever read for roasting eggplant talks about roasting over an open flame. Even if I did have a gas range at home, I’m. not sure how comfortable I’d be holding a smoking egg plant over an open flame, spitting juice everywhere.
Next best thing? Use the air fryer! O.k. you might not get quite the smokey finish of the licking flames, but hey you can always cheat and add back liquor smoke, smoked paprika etc 😉
This recipe yields eggplant (aubergine for my British friends!) thats fork tender. You can mash the interior flesh with the back of the fork with minimum effort. I use air fried roast eggplant to make baba ghanoush: