Air fryers are trending kitchen appliances that allow you to cook food with little to no oil. This makes them a great option for those who are health conscious and looking for a healthier way to prepare their meals. But can you air fry canned food?
The short answer is yes, you can air fry canned food! Air fryers use hot air to cook food, and since canned food already has liquid in it, it will not dry out like other foods would in an air fryer.
This makes canned food an ideal candidate for air frying. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when air frying canned food.
Make sure the can is sealed and undamaged. Before you put any canned food into the air fryer, make sure that the can is sealed and undamaged.
If there are any dents or punctures on the can, it may cause the contents inside to explode during cooking. So be sure to inspect your cans before putting them in your air fryer.
Choose the right temperature. The temperature of your air fryer will determine how quickly your canned food cooks.
For most canned foods, a temperature of 350°F should be sufficient for cooking them through. Be sure to check the instructions on your particular brand of canned food for the best temperature setting and cooking time.
Check for doneness. Since all brands of cans differ from each other in size and thickness, it’s important to keep an eye on your cans while they’re cooking so you don’t overcook or undercook them. To check for doneness, simply open up the lid of your air fryer after cooking and see if the contents inside have reached desired tenderness or texture.
Be mindful of extra liquid. Some cans contain extra liquid that may not evaporate completely during cooking, so be sure to drain this off before putting them in your air fryer if necessary. Otherwise, this extra liquid may cause smoke or splatter during cooking which could leave a mess behind on your countertop or surfaces nearby.
In conclusion, yes you can absolutely air fry canned food! However, make sure that you inspect each can before putting it into your air fryer and follow any instructions given by the manufacturer regarding temperatures and cooking times for optimal results.