Air Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

Are you a tomatoes fan? If you are and who isn't, this is a must try recipe. Simple and delicious.

Make this recipe for fried green tomatoes in the summer when tomatoes are in season and most stores carry green tomatoes, or better yet pick them early from your own garden.
Vegan fried green tomatoes using the air fryer are the ultimate tempting appetizer or side dish for the summer. It can be made in the air fryer or in a skillet on the stove.
When it comes to green tomatoes, there’s only one choice – vegan fried green tomatoes. Fried green tomatoes work fabulously in an air fryer with less clean-up and no splattering.

This air fryer Fried Green Tomatoes are super crispy and delicious, plus they are healthy. Only a tiny little bit of oil is needed.
A simple and nice way to dress these up is to top each finished fried tomato slice with some fresh crabmeat and drizzle the sriracha mayonnaise on top. Garnish it with some chopped dill and a lemon wedge, and you might even impress yourself!
You can also try the panko breading option for people who would prefer something on the lighter side.

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time22 mins

 ½ cup potato chip crumbs made from 3 big handfuls of potato chips or panko bread crumbs
 3 tbsp cornstarch
 ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
 ½ tsp dried basil
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp granulated onion
 1 pinch salt & pepper
 1 medium-sized green tomato sliced thin with the top stem area removed
 Spritz oil spray Only needed if using panko bread crumbs

1

If you are using a potato chip coating, start by processing your potato chips into crumbs. Put 3 big handfuls of potato chips (roughly 3 ounces) into a food processor. Grind them on a low setting until they become crumb-sized. You may need to stop occasionally to stir for even grinding. That should make about 1/2 cup of potato chip crumbs. If you don't have enough crumbs, add more potato chips to the food processor and grind them, as needed. (If you're using panko bread crumbs, you can skip this step, of course.)

2

Next, set up your work area with 3 plates. Put corn starch on one plate, vegan mayonnaise on the second, and potato chip crumbs or panko bread crumbs on the third.

3

Add dried basil, dried oregano, granulated onion, salt, and pepper to the crumbs. Combine thoroughly with your fingers or a spoon.

4

Blot the slices of green tomato on a clean towel, so that they are as dry as possible. Then dip each slice into the cornstarch, making sure it's totally covered. Tap each slice against the plate to knock off any excess cornstarch. Then dip each slice in the vegan mayonnaise. Again, make sure it gets fully coated, but wipe off any excess. You don't want there to be big blobs of mayonnaise. It should feel smooth and painted on. Finally, dredge each slice in the crumb mixture, making sure each one is totally covered.

5

Put the slices in an even layer across the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry the slices at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Don't flip or shake them. Because the potato chip crumbs are on the heavy side, they will fall off if you jostle them too much in the air fryer.
If you're using a panko bread crumb mixture, give the green tomatoes a spritz of oil. Air fry at 400 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Stop to check on them. Once they are nicely browned, they are ready to flip. Flip them, give another spritz of oil, and air fry for 2 more minutes.

Ingredients

 ½ cup potato chip crumbs made from 3 big handfuls of potato chips or panko bread crumbs
 3 tbsp cornstarch
 ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
 ½ tsp dried basil
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp granulated onion
 1 pinch salt & pepper
 1 medium-sized green tomato sliced thin with the top stem area removed
 Spritz oil spray Only needed if using panko bread crumbs

Directions

1

If you are using a potato chip coating, start by processing your potato chips into crumbs. Put 3 big handfuls of potato chips (roughly 3 ounces) into a food processor. Grind them on a low setting until they become crumb-sized. You may need to stop occasionally to stir for even grinding. That should make about 1/2 cup of potato chip crumbs. If you don't have enough crumbs, add more potato chips to the food processor and grind them, as needed. (If you're using panko bread crumbs, you can skip this step, of course.)

2

Next, set up your work area with 3 plates. Put corn starch on one plate, vegan mayonnaise on the second, and potato chip crumbs or panko bread crumbs on the third.

3

Add dried basil, dried oregano, granulated onion, salt, and pepper to the crumbs. Combine thoroughly with your fingers or a spoon.

4

Blot the slices of green tomato on a clean towel, so that they are as dry as possible. Then dip each slice into the cornstarch, making sure it's totally covered. Tap each slice against the plate to knock off any excess cornstarch. Then dip each slice in the vegan mayonnaise. Again, make sure it gets fully coated, but wipe off any excess. You don't want there to be big blobs of mayonnaise. It should feel smooth and painted on. Finally, dredge each slice in the crumb mixture, making sure each one is totally covered.

5

Put the slices in an even layer across the bottom of the air fryer basket. Air fry the slices at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Don't flip or shake them. Because the potato chip crumbs are on the heavy side, they will fall off if you jostle them too much in the air fryer.
If you're using a panko bread crumb mixture, give the green tomatoes a spritz of oil. Air fry at 400 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Stop to check on them. Once they are nicely browned, they are ready to flip. Flip them, give another spritz of oil, and air fry for 2 more minutes.

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