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Air Fried Garlic Scallion Eggplant

Absolutely one of my favorite dishes to make on a night where I need a quick meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese, vegetarian


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 100 Grams ½-3/4 Cup Fresh Garlic
  • 50 Grams ¼ Cup Scallion (about 4 stalks)
  • 4 Medium Size Chinese Eggplant
  • 1.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chicken Bouillon Powder I like the Lee Kum Kee brand


  • In a food processor or with a knife, chop and mince the garlic to very small pieces. I highly recommend you only use fresh garlic as it will provide the best flavor. Afterwards set aside the minced garlic into a medium bowl.
  • Wash and slice the scallion into small thin slices, then put them into the same bowl as the garlic.
  • In the bowl with the garlic & scallion, add in the oil, salt, and chicken bouillon and stir to combine. Set the bowl aside until we are ready to use it.
  • Wash and cut the eggplants in half along the long side. Afterwards cut each half into several 2 inch pieces. Proceed to score each piece lightly however you like. I like to score it in 1 direction twice and once more diagonally.
  • Arrange all the eggplant pieces in the air fryer basket skin side down. Don’t worry about overcrowding them, just make sure none are stacked on top of each other.
  • Spoon the garlic scallion mixture on top of the eggplant pieces. The more you put the better! Then put the basket into the air fryer and air fry for 10 minutes at 360 degrees. After put it for an additional 2 minutes at 400 degrees so the garlic can get nice and crispy!.
  • Serve immediately with a nice bowl of hot piping rice and enjoy!
Keyword Air fryer, Eggplant, Garlic, Garlic Scallion Eggplant, Scallion
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