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One thing that we have sorely been missing during the Circuit Breaker is the freedom to go cafe hopping. While we can’t experience the chill atmosphere and aesthetic layout of our favourite cafes, we still can try to recreate some popular cafe dishes in our kitchens while we stay home.
A popular menu item that you can attempt to make is luncheon meat fries. These thick strips of fried goodness are painfully addictive, but at the same time, they aren’t the most healthy appetiser around as everything is deep-fried. If you have an air fryer, make these fries a little less sinful by cooking them in it. We have here a simple 9-step recipe you can follow to do up your very own cafe-style luncheon meat fries with an air fryer.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE 3-INGREDIENT AIR FRYER LUNCHEON MEAT FRIES:
- 1 can of luncheon meat
- 1 egg
- Breadcrumbs (1/2 a cup)
- Air fryer
- Chopping board
- Oil or grease spray
- Bowls for egg wash and bread crumbs
Preheat air fryer to 180 degrees celsius.
Cut luncheon meat into strips. After slicing everything, put strips in the freezer for 10 minutes.
While waiting for the luncheon meat in the freezer, whisk an egg to use as an egg wash.
Remove luncheon meat strips from freezer. Dip them one by one into the egg wash.
Dip luncheon meat into the plate of breadcrumbs and evenly cover each strip. Repeat steps 4 & 5 until all the luncheon meat strips are coated.
Grease your air fryer and arrange luncheon meat strips inside.
Cook at 180 degree celsius for 4 to 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, open the air fryer, flip the luncheon meat strips over and fry for another 4 to 5 minutes until they are all evenly cooked.
Remove fries from air fryer, plate and enjoy!
And there you have it, a quick 9-step recipe on how to make luncheon meat fries in an air fryer. Jazz up your plating skills by serving the luncheon meat fried in the tin can that they came in!