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Crispy Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

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Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes are the easiest way to cook up your green tomatoes this season. Get a crispy coating, and tender and juicy green tomato inside. The best green tomato recipe you will ever try.

This fried green tomato recipe was made right in the air fryer. Simple step-by-step instructions that lead you to the perfect side dish, snack or appetizer to serve up.

fried green tomatoes on plate with sauce by it

This air fryer green tomatoes can be baked or deep fried as well. I share directions for both in the recipe card below.

A similar southern fried green tomato recipe with a twist, to make them a little bit different.

Why You Might Like This Recipe…

  • Easy ingredients
  • Pork rinds for a lower carb option, but can use bread crumbs as well
  • Dippable in your favorite sauce
  • Great to use up your summer green tomatoes


sliced green tomatoes on cutting board
  • Crushed Pork Rinds (for keto) or Cornmeal
  • Green Tomatoes
  • All-Purpose Flour (or almond flour for keto)
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Egg
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika

How To Make

steps on how to make these green tomatoes with pork rind coating

Step 1: Start by washing and slicing up your green tomatoes. I aim to cut them 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

Step 2: Now you want to do your different batters. Start with the flour mix, followed by egg and cream, and then last coat in pork rinds.

Step 3: Place in the air fryer and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until your tomatoes are cooked and crispy.


If you have leftover tomatoes, store them in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Bake in the oven or air fryer when reheating to get that crispy outside again.

The tomatoes will become a bit softer in texture once cooled down.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t Overlap | The biggest thing is not overlapping your tomatoes. If you do you will find the crust does not fully crisp up where the tomatoes touch.
  • Batter | Make sure that you don’t do a super heavy batter on your fried green tomatoes. Shake off excess and then move to the next stage of coating your tomatoes. You want an even cook.
  • Parchment Paper | Let your parchment paper become a good friend for this recipe! It will make cleanup a lot easier. I buy this air fryer parchment paper as it has holes for the air to still flow through. Plus it allows the cleanup to be so much more simple.

What To Serve With Fried Green Tomatoes

Here are a few things I like to dip my air fryer tomatoes in. Or baked green tomatoes if you go the oven route.

  • Ranch
  • Zesty Sauce
  • Honey Mustard
  • Creamy Horseradish

Or if you have a homemade sauce you like to make go for it. We tend to reach for ranch or a creamy horsey sauce.

Recipe FAQs

Here are tips on how to make fried green tomatoes.

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Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

Yield: 8-10 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Crispy Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes. This is the perfect side dish or appetizer to whip up for any day of the week. easy fried green tomatoes that are full of flavor.


  • 2 Medium Green Tomatoes
  • 1 cup crushed pork rind crumbs (which is around 3 oz)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour ( or almond flour if keto)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon season salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by preheating your air fryer to 350 degrees. Now you want to wash and dry your tomatoes and slice them around 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
  2. Then in a container add your flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and season all to make the flour base for your fried green tomatoes.
  3. Now in another bowl add your beaten egg and whipping cream and mix up.
  4. Grab one last plate or bowl and do your ground pork rind crumbs for coating your green tomatoes.
  5. Now you will dip both sides of your tomato in the flour dredge, followed by dipping green tomato in egg wash, followed by the pork rinds.
  6. Place the coated tomatoes on the air fryer rack and cook 4-5 minutes and flip, and cook another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Once done place on plate and serve these easy fried green tomatoes with your favorite dipping sauce. This is an easy appetizer or side dish made right in your air fryer.


Bake Green Tomatoes - Batter the tomtatoes the same way, and then place in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 5 minutes, flip, and cook until crispy.

Deep fry green tomatoes - Same thing, do the same directions and then pan fry in hot oil. Once the outside is crispy brown, remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Feel free to make as many tomatoes as you would like. Just batch cook the tomatoes. Make sure the tomatoes don't overlap in the air fryer, or they will not crisp up.

Spritz tomatoes with oil to help get the coating nice and golden.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 people Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 146Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 379mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 9g
green fried tomatoes on plate with sauce by it

Have you made air fried green tomatoes before?

Suzanne Culbertson

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Love this recipe!!


Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Thank you so much Suzanne!


Thursday 24th of June 2021

Love me some fried green tomatoes! And I love pork rinds so ya thats the perfect breading! Wish I would of known this years ago!! Mine tasted amazing! I am going to make all summer long with different flavors of pork rinds. Did original first, next will be some hot and spicy!


Thursday 24th of June 2021

So glad you enjoyed them so much!

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