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Photo of air fryer fried green tomatoes on a white plate on a white countertop. There is a remoulade sauce shown too.

Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

Southern style fried green tomatoes made in the air fryer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern


  • Air Fryer
  • Oil Spray Bottle


  • 2-3 medium green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable or olive oil in oil sprayer


  • Slice green tomatoes in 1/4 inch slices
  • Pour buttermilk into a shallow dish like a pie plate
  • Mix panko and cornmeal into a shallow dish
  • Pre-heat air fryer to 400 degrees
  • Dip fried green tomato slices into buttermilk and then dredge in the cornmeal and panko mixture
  • Salt and pepper the tomatoes to taste
  • Mist the inside of the air fryer with oil
  • Place tomato slices in air fryer basket. Leave space between the tomatoes
  • Mist the top of the tomatoes
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 8 minutes
  • Turn over the tomatoes and mist them
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for 5 more minutes
Keyword air fryer fried green tomatoes, appetizer, southern side dish