Can you air fry spam?

Air fried spam with eggs


In a word yes. Should you air fry spam? In two words, hells yes. O.k. you want more info. Here’s a basics of how to air fry spam:

  1. Preheat air fryer
  2. When ready, set temperature to 400F and cook for four minutes, shaking half way through.
  3. Cook for 5-6 minutes for extra crispy spam, or if you’ve cut thicker slices

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

No, no I’m not mad. If you haven’t tried crisped spam, you’re really missing a trick. Way back in the day I’d pan fry spam, but these days with my trusty air fryer, it just takes four or five minutes and much less fuss. See here for our Spam fries recipe too.

Spam is pretty fatty to begin with so you don’t need any oil, it will naturally crisp up. And when it’s hot, salty and crispy it’s a real treat as part of a breakfast plate, or sandwich as seen below.

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Air fried spam breakfast sandwich
Air fried spam breakfast sandwich
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This guide is presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. If in doubt contact your air fryer or product manufacturer. Please ensure your food is thoroughly cooked before consuming. See here for more info on using our reciopes.

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