Microwaveable crumb-coated snacks with perfect crunch
Global food coating systems experts, Crisp Sensation, has developed snack coatings that provide crispy results, even when heated in a microwave. This innovation all comes down to moisture control – even if the product is kept in a freezer for up to six months, it will still retain a crispy coating when cooked in the microwave. As with all Crisp Sensation coatings, they are also suitable for other preparation methods such as oven, airfryer, and foodservice turbo-ovens.
The coating system is suitable for a large variety of products that can be crumb coated, including chicken, cheese and sweet fillings. Now the company has filed a patent for the coating system which guarantees that even products that have been kept in a freezer for months will still taste great, and remain crispy on the outside.
The patent-pending technology will enable snack manufacturers to create a wide array of imaginative snacking options, all of which can be microwaved without a crisping or grill function, and are ready to eat in just 1-2 minutes. Suitable not only for households, but also for the out-of-home market – including kiosks, food trucks and service stations – snack manufacturers can appeal to completely new markets with products that are perfect in both taste and texture.
Crisp Sensation has also recently launched ZeroFry, an innovation that enables manufacturers to produce crispy crumb coated snacks for oven or airfryer without the need for pre-frying or deep-frying. The ZeroFry coatings allow for a fat reduction of 50% and a reduction in calories.