There are few things as great as the smell of crispy bacon that has been fried early in the morning.
But how would you feel if you told you that air fryer bacon is also a thing, and is equally delicious (if not more!) and super easy to make. In fact, even those people who aren’t that big on bacon will love this recipe that we have compiled below since it is just so delicious and fuss-free!
All you need to do is go looking for a great air fryer, get some fresh bacon, and be ready to enjoy a delicious breakfast.
So, let’s get started!
Crispy Bacon Strips Cooked in an Air Fryer
Bacon and an air fryer is a combination you didn’t know you needed.
From making the perfect food when camping out, or entertaining guests at home, you can prepare so many recipes with these two in your arsenal. However, we decided to cover the classic bacon recipe which everyone adores – crispy (air) fried bacon.
6 ounces bacon strips, regular or thick-cut
1. Lay the bacon strips inside the air fryer basket. Make sure that they are assembled in a single layer. Cut the bacon in half crosswise in case there isn’t enough space. Remember, the bacon will shrink as it cooks, so even if some pieces overlap, it shouldn’t be a big deal.
2. Now comes the time to set the air fryer. The machine should be set to 400°, and the bacon slices need to be cooked well till it gets super crispy – this should take you about 10 minutes.
3. You can keep checking the bacon halfway through and rearrange the slices as needed with the help of tongs.
4. Line a plate with paper towels. After the frying time is up – and the bacon is cooked perfectly to your liking – transfer it to the plate to drain.
You can store the cooked bacon in the refrigerator for around four days – provided you place it in an airtight container. In case you freeze it, it can last for three months.
Understanding the Right Way to Prep and Cook Air Fryer The size and configuration of the air fryer basket play a crucial role when it comes to determining the right settings. While some baskets are round, some are square – and some even rectangular. You need to cut your bacon in a way that fits all the pieces when put in a single layer.
Even the cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the bacon. Having said that, you do not have to worry about increasing the cooking time when you open the machine to test the doneness. If you find that the bacon slices aren’t as crispy as you would like, let it cook for a few extra minutes (1-3 minutes is good enough).
Tips to Prevent the Air Fryer from Smoking
Cooking bacon on an air fryer can have one problem – smoking.
To prevent the air fryer from getting smoky, you can place a piece of bread under the basket or simply turn on a fan or open the window. Another alternative is to insert the piece of bread Inside a basket to soak up some of the extra grease that usually drips down and leads to smoking.
Considering the versatility of this ingredient, there is so just much that you can do with bacon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a healthier and quicker alternative – an air fryer!
So this was the easy way that you can try air frying bacon at home. Not only is the recipe easy to make, but it’s also very tasty.
Hope you enjoyed our recipe. Happy cooking!
About the author: Annabelle Carter Short is an experienced writer, editor, proofreader, blogger, teacher and photographer based in NY. She likes to cook, sew, and she’s very passionate about healthy food that tastes delicio
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