Yes indeed unhealthy but once a year, we gotta pamper our guests and ourselves. Luncheon meat has always been on everyone favourite easy snacks for breakfast or a side to our simple fried bee hoon. Shave it to paper thin and air fried for the lightest, crunchiest and yummiest luncheon meat you had ever taste!
In order to shave it like paper thin, first you gotta remove the whole block of luncheon meat from the can and freeze it.
When frozen, use a fruit/vegetable peeler and shave it
or a slicer to slice it very thinly
Wear a glove as it will be very cold to hold a frozen block of meat while shaving
There are many brands of luncheon meat around. Personally, I prefer the luncheon meat from Tulip. I find that is it more flavourful and the texture of the luncheon meat is more to my liking
Air Fryer Basket is preferred as the grill pan does not have enough depth to hold the frying (flying) luncheon and some will fly underneath the grill pan.
Spread the shaved luncheon meat into the frying basket. Do not overlay or overcrowd the basket. To ensure crispiness in the tub, ensure all the luncheon crisp are thorougly air fried. Should there be overlaying pieces and not thorougly crisp, return it to the air fryer and air fried until crispy.
Allow it to cool thoroughly before storing in air tight container.
- 150g luncheon meat
- Remove the luncheon meat from the can and freeze it overnight
- Preheat the air fryer at 180 degree Celsius 5 mins before frying
- Use a vegetable/fruit peeler and shave the luncheon meat into paper thin
- Layer the shaved luncheon meat into the basket (do not overlay or overcrowd the basket)
- Air fry for 5 mins at 180 degree celsius
- Halfway during frying, pull out the basket and try to breakup the sticking luncheon meat
- Divide the luncheon meat into several batches for frying.
- When done, cool and store into airtight container