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We have lots of tomatoes in the garden and have just started to get some red ones, but we have been enjoying the green ones too. When we tie up any loose tomato limbs, a few fall from the vine so we eat them even if they are still green. These low carb air fried green tomatoes are a real treat. They are crispy, flavorful and perfectly tender on the inside.
I love my air fryer! I have the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer. (amazon link) I got this amazing multi-cooker for Christmas and use it all the time. I use the air fryer function the most. I wanted both a pressure cooker and an air fryer, but I didn't want two big cookers taking up a lot of space so this was the perfect solution. It does a lot more than just air fry and pressure cook too. It even has a dehydrate function which I haven't used yet, but am looking forward to trying. It makes great air fried green tomatoes, but if you don't have an air fryer, you could still use this batter recipe and pan fry your green tomatoes.
This batter is lower in carbs since it is made from almond flour, crushed pork rinds, and grated parmesan cheese. You could use plain pork rinds, but may want to salt and pepper to taste. Since we have been trying a more low carb lifestyle, I keep almond flour (amazon link) on hand. I have been using this brand for a while and think it works well in the recipes I have tried and it is usually a good price per pound.
Low Carb Air Fryer "Fried" Green Tomatoes
3 firm green tomatoes
1 egg, beaten
2 T. half and half or milk
½ cup almond flour
½ cup + 2 T. grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup ground BBQ pork rinds, (I put them in my food processor to crush)
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. dried basil
Cooking oil spray or olive oil mister
1. Slice tomatoes ¼ inch thick.
2. Combine beaten egg and half and half in a bowl.
3. In another bowl, combine almond flour, parmesan cheese, pork rinds, garlic powder, and basil.
4. Dip each tomato slice into the egg mixture, then into the breading mixture making sure to get breading on each side. I use a fork to hold the tomato slice when breading.
5. Mist oil in your air fryer basket. I use an olive oil sprayer (amazon link).
6. Place a single layer of tomatoes in your basket. (You will have to cook in batches.)
7. Air Fry for 8 minutes at 400 degrees, turning tomatoes half-way through.
Serve with your favorite sauce. We like them dipped in ranch dressing.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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