Cook Spam Fries in the Air Fryer
Spam was designed to be air fried. Due to its high fat content, it is one of the few foods that can only be “fried” in the hot, whipping air of a deep fryer. Fat oozes out of (very) processed and (very) tasty meat when it sits on the surface, sizzling and crunchy on the outside. You can fry spam in any shape and configuration, but I think french fries are the best choice.
Why spam free?
The fry pan is handy for dipping—in spicy mayonnaise, ketchup, egg yolk—but it’s also a good way to increase the surface area available for browning and crisping. And yes, you can fry Spam french fries in a pan, but that requires turning each potato over to make sure all four sides are in contact with the pan, which I just don’t want to do. Cooking them in the deep fryer is much easier: just shake the basket a couple of times.
How to make delicious spam french fries
To cook spam free, you only need spam. Cut it into half-inch slices, then cut those slices into four equal pieces. Set the fryer to 375℉ and when it reaches temperature, throw the spam in the trash. Cook for 7-10 minutes until the Spam French Fries are browned and crispy on all sides, shaking the basket a few times during cooking.
Let the Spam fries dribble briefly on paper towels and then immediately eat them with dipping sauce or runny yolk eggs (which you can air fry right in the Spam fat residue ). I also think they would be nice on a sandwich with some melted American cheese, real fries and lots of yellow mustard, but please feel free to contribute your own to the concept (and tell me about it). in comments).