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Fried Green Tomatoes

Easy Recipe for perfect fried green tomatoes in the Ninja Foodi. No Fuss No Mess!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fried Green Tomoatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 315kcal
Author Louise

Ingredients

  • 2 green tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Dipping Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2- 1 tsp your favorite hot sauce

Instructions

  • Slice the green tomato into 2-3 even slices about 1/2" in width. Sprinkle the tops with a little salt. Lay the tomato slices in the crisping basket and set the dehydration function to 150° F for 15 minutes. See recipe notes if you do not have the dehydration function.
  • Remove the tomatoes from the basket and blot dry with paper towels. Preheat the Ninja Foodi on Broil with the basket in the inner pot for 10 minutes.
  • Combine the flour, cornmeal, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper in a shallow bowl. Combine the buttermilk and red pepper flakes if using into a second shallow bowl.
  • Dip each tomato slice into the buttermilk and then into the breading mixture. Coat lightly and shake off the excess. Set the slice on a plate and repeat with all the slices.
  • Take each coated slice of tomato and dip again into the buttermilk followed by the breading mixture. Spritz the top of each tomato slice with oil of your choice.
  • When the Ninja Foodi is preheated on broil for 10 minutes, spritz the basket with oil and place each slice of breaded tomato (oiled side down) in the basket in a single layer. Leave about 1/2" space between each tomato slice. Spritz the top of the tomato slices with oil.
  • Turn the Air Crisp function on 390° and Air Crisp for 20 minutes. Flip at 10 minutes. I recommend checking on the tomato slices and remove when crispy and brown. Cool on a cooling rack.
  • Serve & Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce

Dipping Sauce

  • Combine mayo, white wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, & hot sauce in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

If you don't have the dehydration feature on the Ninja Foodi, simply salt your tomatoes and let them sit for 30-60 minutes, then blot the excess liquid off with a paper towel. 
  • Nutritional values are estimates and do not include dipping sauce

Nutrition

Serving: 2slices | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2.7mg