Fried foods are very popular in our culture, but if --for any reason-- you don't like frying, we have alternative non-fried versions of our favorite fried recipes. Perfect for the oven and air fryer fanatics.
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Air fryers have become very popular of late, and I have also fallen for the craze. But I have a secret for you: an air fryer is simply a small convection oven, and anything you make in an air fryer can be made in a convection oven, or even a conventional one.
These easy oven recipes for beginners are the non-fried version of some of our most popular fried foods.
Please bear in mind that air frying and baking will never get the same texture and consistency as frying, these healthy oven recipes have their own merit, and as an added bonus, no cleaning greasy stoves!
[Recipe + Video] Easy and Quick Air Fryer Chicharrones
Chicharrón de Pollo [+ Video] (Crispy Fried Chicken Bites)
[Recipe + Video] Oven and Air Fryer Tostones
[Recipe + Video] No Frying Piononos (Baked Ripe Plantain Rolls)
Baked Yuca Cassava and Cheese Balls Recipe
[Recipe + Video] Air Fryer or Baked Potato and Ham Croquettes
[Recipe + Video] Baked Sweet (Ripe) Plantains
[Recipe] Crispy Air Frier or Oven-Fried Potato Wedges
[Recipe + Video] Baked Kibbeh (Kipe)
[Recipe] Baked Vegan Kibbeh (Vegan Kipe)
[Recipe + Video] Easier, No Butter Baked Empanadas
Is there any other recipe you'd like me to try to convert to an oven or air fryer method? Let me know in the comments. Nearly all of these recipes were the result of suggestions from readers.