These oven ‘fried’ green tomatoes are a crispy summer treat

Kalyn's Kitchen

There’s no denying that fried foods are tasty, but they’re not always the healthiest choice. If you faux-fry your dish in the oven, though, you’ll end up with a healthier meal that’s just as tasty! Take, for instance, these oven-fried green tomatoes with sriracha dipping sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen. They fit into a variety of diets, including keto, low-carb, low-glycemic, South Beach and gluten-free.

These tasty snacks are also the perfect way to use up all of those green tomatoes on the vine in your garden that never ripen. The blogger behind the recipe admits that coming up with the perfect texture for the batter takes a bit of finesse, but promises that the results will be well worth it. Just look at these irresistible bite-sized treats!

Kalyn's Kitchen

These would make for a great appetizer at a summer party or barbecue, but they could also be made into an entire meal. The blogger suggests pairing them with some of her other recipes, such as Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Fish Sticks, Grilled Fusion Chicken or Low-Carb Kabobs. I also think they would make a great addition to a salad or sandwich.

Another fried dish we love? Fried chicken! But that can be replicated in the oven, too. Check out this recipe for oven-fried chicken that’s the closest you can get to the real thing, minus a ton of the calories and fat.

Of course, another great option for when you want that fried food taste without the health risks is to use an air fryer. Despite the name, these nifty gadgets don’t actually fry your food. Instead, they work like a convection oven, rapidly circulating hot air around the food, which results in a crispy texture. And they’re easier to clean than countertop oil fryers.

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Do you have a favorite faux-fried recipe?

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