How to Make Perfect Aldi Eggplant Fries in the Air Fryer

If you’re looking for a fun change of pace from traditional potato french fries, look no further than Aldi eggplant fries in the air fryer. These tasty fries are already breaded and ready to cook right from frozen. Your air fryer makes them perfectly crispy in only about 10 minutes!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Take the work out of cutting an eggplant into sticks, and all that messy dredging! Aldi did all the hard work for you, and then flash froze them into a ready to cook package.

Just drop the frozen eggplant fries into your air fryer, no defrosting required. They cook up perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus, you’ll use way less oil than deep frying so you can feel better about enjoying them!

dipping an air fried eggplant fry in marinara

These eggplant fries are great for a snack, side dish, or even loaded up for an appetizer. They’re a great alternative when you want something different than the traditional potato french fries option.

I think they taste a lot like fried zucchini, but with a little extra flavor.

What You’ll Need

aldi eggplant fries next to packaging
  • 16 ounce box frozen Aldi eggplant fries (Season’s Choice)
  • Marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Ingredient Tips and Notes

  • While this recipe is tested with Aldi eggplant fries, you can use other brands as well. Dominex and Vertullo brands are also popular and cook up similarly in your air fryer
  • Eggplant fries are delicious on their own, but I enjoy them with a dusting of parmesan cheese, dipped in marinara sauce, or with a little fresh parsley garnish as well

How to Make Frozen Eggplant Fries in the Air Fryer: Step By Step

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (or the closest setting your air fryer has)
  2. Remove frozen eggplant fries from all exterior packaging and place into the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer
eggplant fries in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 8 minutes at 375°F, pausing halfway to flip the fries
  2. Aldi eggplant fries are cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Add additional time in 1-2 minute increments as needed to achieve this (or if a deeper browning is desired)
  3. Serve with your favorite sauces for dipping!
overhead view of air fryer eggplant fries in a basket with lemon and marinara on the side

What to Serve With Eggplant Fries

  • Chicken
  • Pork chops
  • Lamb
  • Meatballs
  • Italian sausage
  • Zucchini
  • Greek salad
  • Tomato soup
  • Minestrone
  • Marinara
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Chipotle aioli
  • Garlic aioli

Whether you’re using your eggplant fries as a side to a main dish, adding them to a sandwich, or just dipping them in sauce, you have a lot of great options.

Try your Aldi eggplant fries with my creamy Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup, easy Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs, or any of these great Air Fryer Pork Steak Recipes.

Recipe FAQs

Can You Cook Frozen Eggplant Fries in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen eggplant fries in the air fryer.

They may be cooked directly from frozen and do not require defrosting. Flipping during cooking is recommended to prevent wet spots.

How Long to Cook Frozen Eggplant Fries in an Air Fryer?

Typically, it takes 8-10 minutes to cook frozen eggplant fries in an air fryer. This may vary slightly based on the thickness of your fries and your specific air fryer.

For an extra browned and crispy result, plan for 12-15 minutes of cooking time.

What Temperature Do You Cook Frozen Eggplant Fries?

You should cook frozen eggplant fries at a temperature of 375°F in your air fryer. For a deeper brown crust, cook at 390°F.

They may also be cooked in a conventional oven at 400°F or in a deep fryer at 350°F.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • You do not need to add any oil for cooking. Season’s Choice eggplant fries already contain oil in the breading
  • I highly recommend a spatula for flipping the fries as they are going to get soggy and floppy before crispy
  • My frozen Aldi eggplant fries were fully cooked after 8 Minutes in a Ninja air fryer. Other air fryers may vary slightly
  • Since the bag will have varying sizes of fries in it, some will crisp before others. At 8 minutes my small ones were very crispy, but the big ones needed 4-5 more minutes to get there. Per the temperature they were safe to eat, so it’s really personal preference if you want to crisp them up more
holding up an aldi eggplant fry dipped in marinara sauce

Storage and Reheating

  • Store leftover eggplant fries in an airtight container or zippered food storage bag in the refrigerator. Consume within 5 days, and do not refreeze once it has been cooked once
  • To reheat Aldi eggplant fries, cook for 3-5 minutes in the air fryer at 350°F or until warmed through

More Fries Recipes to Try in Your Air Fryer

Final Thoughts

These Season’s Choice Aldi eggplant fries come out perfectly in your air fryer. Cook directly from frozen and they’re crispy, hot, and delicious in only about 10 minutes!

Eggplant fries make a great side dish in lieu of potato fries, but they’re also a great snack or as part of your appetizer spread. The crispy breading is delicious on its own, but they’re equally great when dipped in marinara or your other favorite sauces.

Sometimes, I like to add some parmesan and mozzarella on top for loaded fries! They’re also great in Italian style sandwiches as a meat alternative to sausages or meatballs. No matter how you stack them, you’ll love these easy eggplant fries!

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Aldi Eggplant Fries Air Fryer Cooking Instructions

Aldi Season’s Choice eggplant fries cook up crispy and delicious in your air fryer in as little as 10 minutes! They’re perfect for a snack, appetizer, or side dish in place of french fries.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 16 Ounce box Aldi Season’s Choice frozen eggplant fries
  • 3 Tbsp marinara sauce for dipping (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (or the closest setting your air fryer has)
  • Remove frozen eggplant fries from all exterior packaging and place into the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer
    16 Ounce box Aldi Season’s Choice frozen eggplant fries
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 8 minutes at 375°F, pausing halfway to flip the fries
  • Aldi eggplant fries are cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Add additional time in 1-2 minute increments as needed to achieve this (or if a deeper browning is desired)
  • Serve with your favorite sauces for dipping!
    3 Tbsp marinara sauce for dipping

Notes

  • While this recipe is tested with Aldi eggplant fries, you can use other brands as well. Dominex and Vertullo brands are also popular and cook up similarly in your air fryer
  • Eggplant fries are delicious on their own, but I enjoy them with a dusting of parmesan cheese, dipped in marinara sauce, or with a little fresh parsley garnish as well
  • You do not need to add any oil for cooking. Season’s Choice eggplant fries already contain oil in the breading
  • I highly recommend a spatula for flipping the fries as they are going to get soggy and floppy before crispy
  • My frozen Aldi eggplant fries were fully cooked after 8 Minutes in a Ninja air fryer. Other air fryers may vary slightly
  • Since the bag will have varying sizes of fries in it, some will crisp before others. At 8 minutes my small ones were very crispy, but the big ones needed 4-5 more minutes to get there. Per the temperature they were safe to eat, so it’s really personal preference if you want to crisp them up more
  • Store leftover eggplant fries in an airtight container or zippered food storage bag in the refrigerator. Consume within 5 days, and do not refreeze once they have been cooked once
  • To reheat Aldi eggplant fries, cook for 3-5 minutes in the air fryer at 350°F or until warmed through
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, any sauces or sides added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 85gCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4.5gSodium: 230mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
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