Cook Bacon in Air Fryer

How to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer

Everybody loves bacon, but no one likes being splattered with grease when frying them. Did you know that you can cook bacon in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook bacon in an air fryer! in just a few minutes, you can enjoy the most flavorful, perfectly crisp bacon you have ever had.

It is not only healthier than frying it in grease, but it is simple and delicious. Once you have tried this technique, you will never make bacon in any other way.

How to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer

Step 1

Step 1

Arrange five or six slices of bacon along the bottom of your fryer’s basket. A small amount of pleating is just fine but avoid placing them too close together.

Step 2

Step 2

Cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for around 10 minutes. You will want to check your bacon about halfway through the cooking time and rearrange it if you need to. Your bacon will shrink while it cooks, making different placements easier.

Step 3

Step 3

Check after ten minutes and decide if you would like it crispier or not. If not, place the bacon from the first batch on paper towels to blot up the excess grease.

Step 4

Step 4

Enjoy your bacon! This is excellent as a breakfast side dish or to add to sandwiches or crumble up for the tops of salads. The smell of cooking bacon will give your home a more comfortable atmosphere.

Things to Consider

  • Let the bacon rest out of the refrigerator for at least half an hour before cooking it. This will start the process of the fat solids melting and releasing their flavour into the meat.
  • Do not add any oil to the air fryer.

FAQ

What is the best way to cook bacon in an air fryer?

There are a few different ways to cook bacon in an air fryer, but we think the best way is to cook it at 400°F for 8-10 minutes. This gives the bacon a nice crispy texture that we think is just perfect.

Can you cook frozen bacon in an air fryer?

Yes, you can! Just cook the bacon at 400°F for 12-15 minutes, and it will be perfect. If you’re looking for even crispier bacon, cook it at 400°F for 18-20 minutes. Either way, you’ll have delicious, crispy bacon that’s ready to enjoy!

Do you need to defrost frozen bacon before cooking it in an air fryer?

No, you don’t need to defrost the bacon before cooking it in an air fryer. Just cook it according to the instructions above, and it will be perfect!

Do you need to add oil to cook bacon in an air fryer?

Nope! You don’t need to add any oil at all. The bacon will cook perfectly well without it.

See AlsoHow to cook frozen sausages in an air fryer.

Wrapping up

Have you ever cooked bacon in an air fryer? If not, you’re missing out! The process is incredibly simple and the results are delicious. Give it a try and let us know how you get on!