Move over potato fries, Spam Fries are here. Make a batch of lightly battered and golden brown fries using Spam!
- Spam: For this recipe, you will need Spam! Purchase this canned meat at just about any grocery store. You can buy any of the Spam variations that appeal to you.
- Panko: Panko breadcrumbs will fry up nicely and add a great crunch to your fries.
- Eggs: Using beaten eggs will act as a binder for the panko breadcrumbs.
- Flour: Rolling your fries in flour will give the egg something to bind to before rolling the fry in breadcrumbs.
- Oil: Using a neutral oil, such as canola or vegetable will allow you to easily fry the Spam.
How to Make Spam Fries in the Air Fryer
One way to remove or even eliminate using oil in your fries is to use an air fryer! Air frying has become popular for since you don’t need to use nearly as much oil to fry.
If you chose to use this method, make your Spam fries according to this recipe – cut the fries and then bread them.
Then, instead of placing them into a large pan of oil, spray liberally with cooking spray.
Place the fries into the air fryer and fry at 350°F for 3 minutes on each side. The fries are finished when they are evenly golden brown. Serve.
How to Fry Spam Fries
Frying up this tasty treat is quite easy, just fry this lunchmeat like anything else you’d fry.
First, you want to bread the fries.
Take three small plates and set them out. In one plate add about a cup of flour, in the next add a beaten egg, and in the third add your Panko breadcrumbs.
After your fries are cut, individually dip them in the flour, then the egg, then the breadcrumbs.
Once the fries are coated, add about half a cup of the neutral cooking oil to a pan. There should be enough oil so that the fries are sitting in a shallow bath.
Once the oil is hot, add in the Spam fries. Allow them to fry on each side until they are evenly golden brown, which should take about 5 minutes per side.
When the fries are finished frying, transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate so the excess oil drains off.
Serve your Spam fries with a dipping sauce, such as Sriracha mayo or even Unagi sauce.
How to Cut Spam for Fries
Are you wondering how to cut your Spam?
Since Spam already comes in a simple shape to cut, you’re in luck!
Begin cutting the cured meat into slices, however thick or thin you’d like.
ProTip: It’s better to cut the fries a bit thinner than you’d want them, since the breading will make them a bit bigger.
Once you’ve finished cutting the Spam into a fry shape, you are ready to bread and fry them!
Sauce for Spam Fries
Now that you have your tasty Spam fries made, what kind of sauce is best to serve them with?