Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Air Fried Green Cherry Tomatoes

 Here it is August....tomato season....If your garden is anything like mine you have lots of varying  ripeness on those tomato plants. I LOVE fried green tomatoes and while I was picking my ripe cherry toms I started thinking about my fried pickle recipe.....so here we go!!

12 oz green cherry tomatoes (about 30) sliced in half

3/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp paprika(smoked if you have it!)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

5 oz buttery crackers, (Club or Ritz work well), crushed into SUPERFINE crumbs(in a blender or food processor)

1 TB  dried parsley

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper taste(I found no extra salt necessary since the crackers were salted

Not as many process pics but you get the idea.

First whisk the milk and eggs together in a dish, add tomatoes and swish around

In a large ziplock bag combine flour and seasonings, seal and shake well.

Remove from the milk mixture, draining well (don't discard the milk yet!)

Add the tomatoes to the flour, seal and shake well to completely coat each half

In another dish combine cracker crumbs and seasonings, mix well. 

Shake excess flour from the tomatoes and a few at a time re-dunk in the milk mixture then press into the crumb mixture completely coating each side. Pressing gently but firmly to allow coating to adhere.

Place on a plate in single layer.

Freeze for 15 minutes. (VERY IMPORTANT STEP, DON'T SKIP!)---

Preheat airfryer to 400 for 5 minutes.  Arrange tomatoes in single layer, working in batches if necessary ( I did mine in 2 batches).  

Spray gently with preferred oil( I use avocado) and close lid. Fry for 7 minutes,  turn and spray again, cook 5 minutes more. 

I served mine with Wasabi Ranch dip