Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes


These air fryer fried green tomatoes are Southern comfort food at its best. An air fryer lets you put a healthier, but still totally delicious, version on the table. Serve with ranch dressing or sriracha mayo for dipping.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 green tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup plain panko bread crumbs

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed


  1. Season tomatoes with salt and pepper.

  2. Place flour into a shallow dish. Beat together buttermilk and eggs in a second shallow dish. Mix together bread crumbs, cornmeal, garlic powder, and paprika in a third dish.

  3. Dredge tomato slices in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then press both sides into cornmeal mixture.

  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Brush the fryer basket with olive oil.

  5. Working in batches, place breaded tomatoes in the prepared fryer basket, ensuring they do not touch each other. Brush the tops of tomatoes with olive oil.

  6. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 12 minutes, flip tomatoes, and brush again with olive oil. Continue cooking until crisp and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes more. Remove tomatoes to a paper towel-lined rack to keep crisp. Repeat with remaining tomatoes.


You can use an olive oil mister bottle if preferred.

To Reheat: Carefully stack tomatoes in the air fryer basket, then cook at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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