Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes Recipes [Healthy & Delicious]

Author: Chester P. Rector
January 25, 2024

The amazing bites of crispy green tomato slices! And if coated with the flour-seasoning mix and creamy buttermilk-egg mixture!

A perfect southern classic!

What they say- southern are just FRIED GREEN TOMATOES freaks. So, do I!

But here is the problem:

Most of the time, when I face a kind-faced grower in the local farmer’s market, I can’t say no to them. As a result, sometimes I end up with a few green tomatoes with the bright red ones. 

Those green tomatoes may not be perfect for pizza sauce or salsa. But you can make excellent recipes for Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes. But one thing is guaranteed, you will love them. 

In a cast-iron skillet, I usually fry mine in bacon fat. But these fried green tomatoes from the Air Fryer are delicious. With plenty of sauces, they are great in taste. 

Wanna try? Let’s jump right in

3 Super Easy Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes To Throw A Fantastic Southern Party This Weekend

3 Super Easy Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes
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I know what you’re thinking right now- Are Fried Green Tomatoes bad for you?

Let me say this straight:

Fried Green Tomatoes are not as nutritious as their red counterparts. 

But if you want to try something different, Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes are both tasty and very crispy. All that required is just a drizzle of oil. For a fantastic southern party dessert or hand, serve them with Comeback Sauces.

Please Note:

  • Don’t forget to Preheat the fryer to 350 degrees Celsius.

1. Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes Keto 

Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes Keto
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These Green Tomatoes from Keto Fried are crispy heaven. They can be created, baked, or fried in your air fryer. Whatever you do, I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with them.

This air fryer fried green tomatoes vegan recipe are a low-calorie version of the Southern classic that, with only three net carbs per serving, offers all the flavors of the conventional recipe.

What you’ll need

  • Non-stick
  • Sheet pan
  • Shallow bowls
  • Cooling rack


  • 2 green tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup of flour with almonds
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 eggs

For Keto bread crumb coating

  • 1 cup crushed pork rinds
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon powder


  • Mix the dry ingredients in a single shallow dish. Beat the eggs in a shallow dish. Soak the eggs with the tomato slices and then fumigate them in the almond flour mixture. Transfer to a dish. To bake the air fried or fry, follow the advice in the recipe card below.
  • Take a waxed paper and keep it aside. Slice the tomatoes and let the paper towels drain on them.
  • Stir the protein powder and oat fiber together in a small cup. Add together the materials for the keto bread crumbs and put them in a shallow cup. Now beat all eggs with a fork in a shallow dish.
  • With a fork, collect a tomato slice and bring it into the dredging paste, covering both sides excess off.
  • Into the beaten egg, put the dredged tomato slice, covering both sides. Let drop off any excess.
  • In the crumb paste, place a wet tomato slice and cover both sides well. With crumbs, I coat the top side and push softly to ensure that they stick.
  • Move the tomato to the coated sheet pan, and the remaining tomato slices begin to be sprayed.
  • “Heat 1/2” of oil over low heat in a large frying pan. Attach the tomatoes, then cook until golden brown. On the other hand, switch and cook until brown. 


  • Calories: 88.99kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 4.06g
  • Protein: 5.72g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 58.34mg
  • Sodium: 115.46mg
  • Potassium: 109.84mg
  • Fiber: 1.16g
  • Sugar: 1.97g
  • Vitamin A: 385.81IU
  • Vitamin C: 9.59mg
  • Calcium: 92.39mg
  • Iron: 0.75mg

2. Air Fryer Fried for Green Tomatoes with Ranch Salsa

Air Fryer Fried for Green Tomatoes with Ranch Salsa
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  • Take part in this famous appetizer with a healthier option.
  • My kids are just obsessed with this dish!
  • The Fried Green Tomatoes exterior is crispy and tasty on the inside, ideal for ranch salsa dipping.

What you’ll need

  • Non-stick
  • Sheet pan
  • Shallow bowls
  • Cooling rack


For air fryer green tomatoes:

  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 green tomatoes, sliced ⅓-inch thick

For the Ranch Salsa:

  • ½ cup salsa
  • ¼ cup of ranch
  • Paprika, for garnish


  • Heat the oil to 390 ° F with the air fryer. Spray with nonstick cooking spray on your air fryer plate.
  • Mix 1/4 of a cup of salt, flour, and pepper together like a small bowl or plate.
  • Mix egg and the buttermilk in another shallow saucepan.
  • Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup of flour and the panko bread crumbs together in a third shallow dish.
  • Drain them in the flour, take one tomato slice at a time, and then drop them into the buttermilk mixture. In the breadcrumb mixture, fumigate the buttermilk-coated tomato slices, making sure they are fully coated.
  • In an air fryer, put the breaded tomato slices in a single layer. With nonstick cooking oil, spray the tops.

Close the lid and cook for 6 – 8 minutes, then turn over and cook for another three to 4 minutes or until the lid is golden and crispy. Serve with salsa from the ranch.

For ranch salsa:

In a small cup, mix the salsa and the ranch. To achieve the desired taste, add more or less of each one. Sprinkle with a pinch of paprika, if needed, for garnish.


  • Calories: 219
  • Protein: 7.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.6g
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Cholesterol: 62.8mg
  • Sodium: 165.9mg

3. Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes without Cornmeal

Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes without Cornmeal
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For using any cornmeal at the end of summer, a quick, fast and safe way to use your green tomatoes.

The cornmeal makes a crispy crunch that perfectly sticks to the green tomato. The steamy flavor of fried green tomatoes in the oven.

Ahhhhh……just heaven!

But you can still make this air fryer fried green tomatoes no cornmeal recipe. Substitute more Italian breadcrumbs or even panko for the cornmeal and follow the instructions as mentioned.

What you’ll need

  • Non-stick
  • Sheet pan
  • Shallow bowls
  • Cooling rack


  • 2 cups of green tomatoes sliced, or more to taste
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of fennel seed
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard powder for 1 tsp.
  • 5 tablespoons of mild oil, for example, canola
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Heat the oil over, and you must give medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Break the tomatoes into thin slices, around 1/4 of an inch.
  • In a cup, mix the panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Take a medium bowl and stir one egg in it. Put the flour into another bowl.
  • Top the flour layer with the tomatoes, followed by egg, and the breadcrumbs.
  • Put the breaded tomatoes in a single-layer air fryer and cook for 7-10 minutes at 380 degrees, turning midway.
  • It’s time to take them out of the fryer and enjoy with family or friends. 


  • Calories: 322
  • Protein: 7.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.9g
  • Fat: 21.3g
  • Cholesterol: 40.9mg
  • Sodium: 517.3mg

Tips to Make Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

Tips to Make Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes
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I’m using the Black Deluxe Air Fryer XL with 5.3 QT capacity. You can a smaller one, but I prefer the bigger size unless you’re just cooking for one. How do you keep fried green tomatoes from getting soggy? All you have to do is drain them properly.

One more thing

I won’t recommend an oil spray like Pam. You may have to get an Oil Mister for the best performance.

  • The air fryer can, in a short period, make the tomatoes quite crispy. Be careful not to put them for too long, or it will make the tomatoes too tender.
  • Ensure that they are green and robust when picking tomatoes to fry. There is so much moisture in a typical ripe tomato, and it isn’t robust enough for breading and frying.
  • About 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch thick, slice the tomatoes.
  • If the tomatoes are fried, put them on a dish lined with paper towels to remove the excess oil before serving.
  • Regardless of your cooking process, don’t miss brushing breaded tomatoes with cooking spray. That causes the bread to stick, especially when you make air fryer tomatoes with cheese.

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Final Word

The making of Air Fryer Fried Green Tomato dishes has become a popular choice nowadays. 

Ever wonder why?

Only a few minutes and those basic ingredients are all that are required to create some magical dishes.

Now it’s time to savor the greatness and goodness of green tomatoes.  I am leaving the choice of beverage on you. Why not suggest one that complements those recipes best.

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