Vortex Plus Goya Croquettas

One of my favorite quick lunches or late night snack is a crispy, crunchy Croquetta. Obviously making them from scratch is always going to be preferable (unless you have a Cuban abuela, and then the best thing is for her to make them for you), but the Goya brand Croquettas are pretty perfect. Honestly, after our visit to Miami a few months ago, I think the Goya frozen Croquettas made in the air fryer, are better than Vicky Bakery’s!


Vortex Plus Air Fryer Croquettas

Recipe by Lana Horruitiner-Perez

  • Goya Frozen Croquettas (Ham or Chicken)

This recipe works with either the Ham or the Chicken Croquettas.IMG_20190819_142201

Press the “BROIL” button which will automatically set the temperature to 400 degrees F. Set the Time to 6 minutes. Press “START”.

While waiting for the Vortex Plus oven to preheat, get the croquettas ready. Place up to 8 Croquettas on the baking tray. Make sure there is some space between the croquettas and they are not crowded or touching. croquettas on tray

When the Vortex Plus beeps and displays “ADD FOOD”, place the baling rack in the middle position and close the door.

After 4 minutes of cooking, open the door and using tongs, push the croquettas over to flip them. Allow to cook for another 2 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve. Buen Provecho!IMG_20190819_143843


8 Comments Add yours

  1. ANNE says:

    hello Lana love your demos – your awesome –
    I have an Kalorik smart fryer oven – its is similar to the vortex-
    i dont have a broil on my machine – for the Crouqettas – what would i put on ?


    1. drlanaperez says:

      Hi. Thank you so much. For Croquettes just use the air fryer mode. I have never used a Kalorik but I know a few people who have one and love it.


  2. Jean says:

    I knew if anyone knew how to make them in a air fryer you would – I got some on QVC from Sergio's in Miami he brings many choices but I went with the combo of chicken and ham


  3. Scott S Pritchard says:

    Did you thaw the croquettas first before airfrying them?


    1. drlanaperez says:

      Great question! Nope, I didn't.


    2. drlanaperez says:

      No I didn't. You can place them in and they will thaw a bit while in preheating mode.


  4. Lidia G. says:

    Hi Lana! Can you make cuban Chicken or Turkey Croquetas in the air fryer using the same ingredients you would use when frying them? Is there a certain way to cook them? How long do you cook them? Do you know if they taste just as good? Just want to make a healthier version of my families favorite dish.


    1. drlanaperez says:

      Oh my gosh, you have no idea how hard I tried to come up with a recipe that would work. I have not found any good way of doing a croquetta from scratch in the at fryer. It really needs that oil since there really is not much fat in the actual croquetta.


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