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Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

plate of perfectly cooked air fryer fried green tomatoes

The Ultimate Guide to Air-Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes: A Crispy Delight

Ingredients for Success

The Foundation - Green Tomatoes

  • 3 medium green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick, are the stars of this dish. Their firm texture and tangy flavor make them ideal for air frying.

Seasoning and Coating

  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided, to enhance the natural flavors.

  • All-Purpose Flour and Garlic Powder Mix: ¼ cup flour combined with 1 teaspoon garlic powder for the initial dredging.

  • Eggs: 2 large, lightly beaten eggs to bind the coating.

  • Crispy Coating: ½ cup each of whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs and cornmeal, creating the perfect crunch.

  • Avocado Oil Cooking Spray: For a healthier frying option.

  • Ground Pepper: ¼ teaspoon to add a subtle spice kick.

Creating the Perfect Réaloulade Sauce

Sauce Ingredients

  • Creamy Base: ½ cup mayonnaise as the rich foundation.

  • Herbs and Flavorings: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard, 1 tablespoon lemon juice for zest, 2 teaspoons rinsed capers, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce for depth.

The Cooking Method

Preparing the Tomatoes

  1. Dry and Season: Pat the tomato slices dry and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt.

  2. Dredging Station: Set up three shallow dishes – one with the flour and garlic powder mix, one with beaten eggs, and one with the panko and cornmeal mix.

  3. Coat the Tomatoes: Dredge the slices first in flour, then dip in eggs, and finally coat with the panko mixture.

Air Frying to Perfection

  1. Preheat and Arrange: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F and arrange half the tomato slices in the basket.

  2. Spray and Cook: Generously spray with avocado oil and cook for about 4 minutes until golden. Flip, spray again, and cook for another 4 minutes.

  3. Season and Repeat: Transfer to a plate, season with pepper and remaining salt, and repeat with the remaining tomatoes.


Serve these crispy delights with the homemade rémoulade sauce for a perfect balance of tangy and creamy flavors.

Nutritional Profile

Each serving of this delicious treat (total 8 servings) offers:

  • Calories: 197

  • Fat: 12g

  • Carbohydrates: 18g

  • Protein: 5g

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Different Types of Tomatoes?

Green tomatoes are recommended for their firmer texture, but you can experiment with other types depending on personal preference.

Is This Recipe Gluten-Free?

By substituting all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative and ensuring your panko breadcrumbs are gluten-free, this recipe can be adapted to be gluten-free.

Can I Store Leftovers?

Yes, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the air fryer for best results.

Are There Alternatives to Mayonnaise for the Sauce?

For a lighter version, Greek yogurt can be a good substitute for mayonnaise in the rémoulade sauce.

Indulge in these air-fryer fried green tomatoes, a perfect blend of crispy texture and tangy flavors, making it an ideal side dish or snack for any occasion. Enjoy the health benefits without compromising on taste!

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