Air Fried Green Tomato BLT
I did a poll on my Instagram Stories and asked my Brunchies (the name I fondly use to refer to my Instagram friends who love brunch) to vote on whether my next brunch recipe should be sweet or savory. Whelp, the people have spoken and they requested a savory recipe. So, today I’m sharing an air fried green tomato BLT (bacon lettuce tomato) recipe.
Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich
This is not your basic BLT. No ma’am! This sandwich has thick crispy, juicy slices of air-fried green tomatoes, and slices of bacon, (I used turkey bacon because I don’t eat swine, but if you do, that’s your prerogative), fresh Spring mix (my favorite greens) between two slices of fluffy brioche bread. Oh, and the tomatoes are slathered with a flavorful homemade remoulade. Listen, if you’re not ready for a flavor party in your mouth then just skip this air fried tomato BLT. However, if you are, then keep reading. This sandwich is so good, you’ll make it for brunch and then crave another one at dinner time.
Air Fryer Green Tomatoes
The best part about this recipe is that I made the “fried” green tomatoes in the air fryer, so I didn’t have to worry about getting popped by hot grease as I was cooking, or fussing over the timing of dipping and frying. However, if you don’t own an air fryer you can still make these tomatoes in the oven or toaster oven. You may have to adjust your cooking time for those appliances. If you don’t own either of those, you can make them on the stove and they will still be delicious, just protect your arms (lol)! There’s a good stovetop fried green tomato recipe here.
- 2 green tomatoes
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- Cooking oil in a spray bottle
- Combine egg and milk in a bowl and whisk. Set aside
- Put the Panko in a bowl and set aside.
- Add seasoning to flour and mix. Set aside.
- Slice green tomatoes in thick slices. I got roughly 4 slices per tomato.
- Dip each tomato slice in the flour, then egg mixture, then Panko
- Place tomato slices in your air fryer and spray the tomatoes with a mist of cooking oil
- Cook in your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees
- Flip the tomatoes after 5 minutes and spray mist with the cooking oil. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
You can use a dairy substitute such as almond milk, or soy milk.
Use egg white to cut some of the calories.
Don’t skip out on this homemade remoulade. It seriously takes the fried green tomato BLT to the next level! I could seriously eat the remoulade with just the fried green tomatoes and still be satisfied. But we’re going all the way today, so make the sauce and the sandwich!
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- Creole Seasoning
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Mix all ingredients together and adjust seasoning to taste.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container or mason jar for 2 hours before serving.
Add hot sauce if you like a spicy remoulade.
The longer you let the flavors meld together the better the sauce taste.
Easy Fried Green Tomato BLT
Once your bacon and tomatoes are finished and your sauce is prepared, it’s time to assemble this bad boy! I opted not to toast my bread, but do you boo. Place the slices of bacon on the bread, then lettuce, then the tomatoes, slather those tomatoes with that delicious remoulade, then enjoy! Serve with a side of air fryer breakfast potatoes or fries to make this a complete meal.
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