Classic baked tomato simplified into Air Fryer Baked Tomatoes that can be done quickly and easy. This recipe brings back fond memories of my trip to Australia where baked tomatoes so popular that they even served them for breakfast. I got hooked on them and fell in love with simple but very testy delights. This recipe only takes minutes to prepare. By using the Air Fryer makes baking of tomatoes quick and easy, by not having to fire up big oven and waiting 15 minutes to heat up.
The classic making Baked Tomatoes on a sheet tray, is in 375 degrees oven for about 25 minutes until tender.
Core and cut each tomato lengthwise. Next season each of the tomatoes with kosher salt, black pepper, Herbes de Provence, and garlic powder. Sprinkle with some balsamic vinegar over each of the tomatoes halves.
Make the crumb topping by mixing together the Panko bread crumbs, paprika and shredded Parmesan Cheese in a bowl. Then sprinkle over each of the seasoned tomato halves with the crumb topping mixture.
Using EVO sprayer coat even mist of oil over each of the crumb topped tomatoes halves. Note vegetable spray will work as substitute, like PAM spray.
Place tomatoes in the air fryer basket or on greased sheet pan. Set air fryer to 370 degrees and bake for 15 minutes or until tomato is tender. If using oven bake 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until tender.
Serve baked tomatoes with fish, chicken and beef entrees.