Making air fryer bacon is so easy and quick. Cooking bacon has never been this easy. Because the bacon is evenly cooked without any splatters with the easiest cleanup.
You can almost cook every food in the air fryer. But the air fryer bacon is the easiest. Bacon comes out perfectly crispy in such a short period. I love bacon and this is my favorite method of making crispy slices of bacon.
How to cook bacon in an air fryer?
You can take any type of bacon such as thick-cut bacon, regular-cut bacon slices of bacon for this recipe. Let’s start with the ingredients first.
Ingredients for air fryer bacon:
- 4-5 slices of bacon
Instructions for making air fryer bacon:
Preheat your air fryer at 180C/355F for 1-2 minutes. This process helps to cook the food evenly and gives you the best result.
You can cut the bacon slices in half or you can place them without cutting. Now place the bacon slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overlap the bacon slices.
If you would like to add some seasonings over the bacon slices then you can do that. But I like my bacon without any of those so I’ll be cooking the bacon as it is.
Now cook the bacon at 180C/355F for 10 minutes or until they are crunchy to your liking. Flip it halfway through the cooking process.
Remove the air fryer bacon and place it on a paper towel to soak some extra grease.
Serve and enjoy your crunchy air fryer bacon.
You can find the air fryer bacon recipe in the printable card below.
Why make air fryer bacon?
- Less messy
- Crunchier than before
- Cooks in less time
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Tips for making crispy air fryer bacon:
- Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket for the best result.
- Flip the bacon halfway through the cooking process for the crispiest result.
- Add flavors as preferred to enhance the bacon taste.
What temperature do you cook air fryer bacon in?
I cooked the bacon in an air fryer at 180C/355F temperature for 10 minutes. This time and temperature were perfect according to my liking.
As every air fryer is different, you can always adjust the time according to your preference.
How long to cook bacon in the air fryer?
The perfect time for the crispy air fryer bacon is 10 minutes at 180C/355F. You can add in or cut off the time according to your preference.
What can I use air fried bacon for?
Bacon is a versatile dish in my opinion. It’s good with any dish you prepare. I also love having them as it is because they are so crunchy and tasty. Crumble them and sprinkle them over:
Can you put aluminum foil on while cooking air fryer bacon?
Yes, you can place aluminum foil while cooking the bacon in air fryer. If you want to know more about using aluminum foil while cooking in the air fryer, Can you put aluminum foil in air fryer?
Storage for air fryer bacon:
Store the air-fried bacon in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It’s good for 2-3 days.
You can put the leftover bacon in the air fryer basket and reheat them at 175 C/350F for 2-3 minutes or until they are warm.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions:
Is bacon healthier in air fryer?
There is no difference in cooking the bacon in an air fryer, oven, or skillet. The nutritional facts are more or less the same.
Can you put raw bacon in an air fryer?
Yes, you can put raw bacon in an air fryer. Make sure you cook your bacon at 180C/355F for 10 minutes. This will give you the best result.
Should I add oil to the bacon?
No, adding oil to the bacon while air frying is not necessary. Bacon is preserved fresh bacon so it has some fat on it which will melt while air frying. So, I don’t use any oil while making air fryer bacon.
How to prevent bacon from smoking?
Place a slice of bread, or 2 tablespoons of water underneath the air fryer basket to avoid smoking.
The temperature should be lower than 200C/400F because the smoke point of bacon fat is 200C/400F.
For more information, you can check why my air fryer is smoking? (link)
Will bacon ruin an air fryer?
No, bacon is safe to cook in an air fryer. But make sure you use the appropriate temperature and time.
Course: Snack, Side dish
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time:10 minutes
Calories- 181kcal | Fat- 16g | Saturated Fat- 6g | Trans Fat- 1g | Cholesterol- 27mg | Protein- 5g | Carbohydrate- 1 mg | Potassium- 88mg Vitamin A 14 IU | Calcium- 3 mg | Iron 1 mg
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Crispy Air Fryer Bacon - in 10 minutes TopAirFryerRecipes
- air fryer
- 4-5 slices of bacon
- Preheat your air fryer at 180C/355F for 1-2 minutes.
- Place the bacon slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Do not overlap the bacon slices.
- Cook the bacon at 180C/355F for 10 minutes
- Remove the air fryer bacon and place it on a paper towel to soak some extra grease.
- Serve and enjoy your crunchy air fryer bacon.