Fried bacon is the favorite snack of many people. Cooking bacon in the air fryer is even better. Air fryer bacon is easy to make and without the mess. Cooking fried bacon using the frying pan will have all the grease splattering everywhere, and also imagine the smell on your hair and shirt after that.
Air Fryer Bacon has changed my life. There is no mess last all and you can enjoy the same crispy and flavorsome fried bacon. If you do not own an air fryer yet, I would recommend you to get the Nuwave Brio 6-Quart Air Fryer.
Is Air Fryer Bacon Healthier?
Air fryer bacon does not need any oil to cook. The air fryer makes use of rapid hot air circulation to air fry the bacon to produce the crispy fried texture. Hence, there are less fats. But, bacon is still bacon, which is high-fat and high-cholesterol, so it is advisable to eat sparingly.
How to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer?
Place the bacon into the air fryer basket on a single layer. Adjust the air fryer temperature to 400F. Cook for 8 minutes. Halfway through the cooking, turn the bacon to ensure both sides are cook evenly. Depending on the thickness of the bacon, you may need to adjust the cooking time. Once the bacon is crispy, you can remove them from the air fryer.
My tip on cooking air fryer bacon is to try to cook one slice of bacon first. If you like the texture and crispiness, then cook the rest at the same temperature and duration. If you are making a few batches at the same time, remember to drain some of the fat that collects in the bottom basket, if not, it might cause excessive smoking.
Serves: 4 | Prep time: 0 mins | Cook time: 8 mins | Total time: 8 mins
This air fryer bacon recipe is quick and easy and it does not come with all the greasy mess.
- 10 slices Bacon
- Place the bacon slices into the air fryer basket on a single layer.
- Adjust the temperature of the air fryer to 400°F.
- Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Turn the bacon halfway through cooking.
- Once the bacon is crispy, take it out from the air fryer and serve.