Made with just a few common ingredients, these Mediterranean-inspired Garlic Fried Tomatoes are a delicious, luscious side dish!
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 10minutes
Pinchred pepper flakes
1large garlic clovefinely minced
2large ripe firm tomatoes
Salt and pepper
2slicesrustic bread or baguette
Combine the chopped parsley, red pepper flakes, and finely minced garlic. Set aside.
Slice the tomatoes very thickly (at least 2/3 inch thick).
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add enough olive oil to generously cover the bottom of the pan.
When the oil is hot, carefully add the tomato slices. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
Flip the slices over and sprinkle evenly with the parsley-garlic mixture. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Flip once more and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Tomatoes should be cooked until softened but not falling apart or mushy.
Place the tomato slices on top of your choice of rustic bread or baguette (I use sourdough) and pour any pan juices over.
To cook in the air fryer, brush the tomato slices with a generous amount of olive oil, then season them as normal. Place the slices in the basket of the air fryer and cook at 380°F for 8 minutes or until softened.
To prep ahead - prep the parsley, garlic, and red pepper and slice the tomatoes. Store everything separately in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
Be sure to cut the tomatoes into thick slices—almost an inch thick. This will help the tomatoes retain their shape while cooking.