Have you tried cooking air fryer bacon yet?
If you love bacon as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that you can easily cook bacon in an air fryer!
Read on to discover how to cook some air fryer bacon quickly.
How To Cook Bacon In An Air Fryer
This air fryer bacon recipe can be made in any air fryer model – your only limitation is how many rashers you can cook at a time!
What You Need For Air Fryer Bacon
- Bacon rashers – use your favourite type of bacon; streaky rashers or back bacon work well.
- Trivet/crisping rack – optional if you want to cook a lot of bacon at the same time
You don’t need to use oil or butter to cook bacon in an air fryer; you simply add the bacon to the air fryer basket and cook it.
What Temperature Does Air Fryer Bacon Cook At?
I’ve found the best temperature for cooking bacon in an air fryer is 180°C (350°F). You can cook it at a higher temperature, but you might experience some smoking coming out of your air fryer.
How Long To Cook Bacon In An Air Fryer
If you use regular cut packaged bacon rashers like those pictured above, the cooking time will be 8 to 10 minutes for a crispy finish.
For thicker cuts of bacon, you will need to increase the cooking time.
Halfway through the cooking time, flip the bacon rashers over so that they crisp up on both sides. If the bacon isn’t as crispy as you would like, keep cooking it and checking on it after 2 minutes.
Remember to keep an eye on the bacon to get it to your desired doneness, and use tongs or a spatula to remove it when ready.
How Many Bacon Rashers Can I Cook In The Air Fryer?
This will depend on the size of your air fryer; it doesn’t matter if they slightly overlap each other, but don’t pile them up on top of each other, or they won’t crisp up.
You can use a trivet, a rack with different levels, or a crisping rack to fit more bacon rashers in at once.
Have you made air fryer bacon before? Let me know in the comments!