Influencer wows with 'OnlyCans' airfryer hack: 'Life changer’

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Move over OnlyFans, it’s time for OnlyCans. A food content creator has launched a new recipe series on Instagram called OnlyCans, and it’s all about turning canned food into something delicious. Perfect for if you need to cobble together something for dinner but you haven’t had time to get to Coles or Woolies.

Marina Georgallides, who goes by the moniker of chefmarinie on Instagram, has over 345,000 followers on the platform. One of her latest recipes involves a tin of canned potatoes, seasoning and an airfryer. That’s all!

Who knew you could create magic with a can of potatoes? Photo: Instagram/chefmarinie
Who knew you could create magic with a can of potatoes? Photo: Instagram/chefmarinie

“Since you were fascinated by my canned potato recipe last week I thought I’d share these deliciously crispy potato chips as well,” she said in the video.

“Welcome back to OnlyCans, a series where I show you budget-friendly recipes using the humble tinned ingredient.”


She began by draining a can of potatoes and patting them dry, before cutting the vegetable into thin slices.

Next, she added coarse semolina, smokey paprika, oregano, garlic granules, chilli flakes and salt to taste.

Finally, she popped the potatoes into an airfryer for 180°C for 12 minutes. The delicious potatoes look crispy and well seasoned, and would make an excellent side dish for any meal.

Fans react to Marina’s simple OnlyCans potato recipe

Marina’s Instagram reel has had 740,000 views, with fans flocking to the comment section to share their delight.

“Such a good sharing plate idea! I feel like canned potatoes are so overlooked,” one person wrote.

“Honestly didn’t know you could do this kind of magic with canned potatoes,” another said.

“This series is [a] life changer,” a third remarked.

“Such a good series! Great recipes, proving eating well does not have to be expensive,” another commented.

Marina’s other OnlyCans recipes

The influencer has shared multiple OnlyCans recipes, coming up with things like cheesy masala beans, the ultimate tuna sweetcorn sandwich, Mexican refried bean dip, ‘Get Laid’ chilli, cannellini bean dip, super easy tomato soup, pea falafel, masala chai rice pudding and a super easy chickpea curry.


One of her most popular recipes – with over 5 million views – is her cheesy masala beans. It’s a simple twist on the classic baked beans on toast, and it’s super budget-friendly.

“You are going to absolutely love these and will never want to go back to eating ordinary baked beans again!” she wrote in the caption.

If you want to try them out for yourself, all you need to do is combine baked beans, cumin, turmeric, ground coriander, chilli powder, garlic granules and sugar in a pot. Once it is heated through, pop in some shredded mozzarella and voilà! Serve on toast for a delicious, warm meal, perfect for this time of year.

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