Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes in the Air Fryer

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Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes in the Air Fryer
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on March 02, 2024

Learn how to make perfectly crispy fried green tomatoes using your air fryer. This recipe delivers all the flavors of classic Southern fried green tomatoes without the guilt of deep-frying. Serve as a side dish or appetizer for a delicious and wholesome meal.


  • 4 medium green tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. In a shallow dish, mix together the flour, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dip each tomato slice into the beaten eggs, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  4. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the coated tomato slices in a single layer.
  5. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until tomatoes are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Serve hot with a side of ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.

Interesting Facts

  • Green tomatoes are unripe tomatoes that are firm and slightly tangy, perfect for frying.
  • Air frying uses hot air circulation to cook food, producing crispy results without the need for excess oil.
  • Fried green tomatoes are a popular Southern dish that originated in the United States.