Have you tried cooking a pork joint in an air fryer? It tastes amazing.
The pork is really soft and tender and full of flavour. And the crackling? It’s perfectly crispy.
We really love cooking whole joints of meat in the air fryer, including whole chicken, beef, gammon, lamb and pork.
Read on for easy steps to make the perfect air fryer pork roast joint.
🛒 What You Need
- 900g – 2kg pork loin
- 2 tbsp oil
What Size Air Fryer Can I Use For A Pork Joint?
I cooked this pork joint in a Cosori Dual Blaze air fryer, but you can use any air fryer. Just check that the pork joint can fit in the air fryer basket.
👩🍳 Making It
Take the pork joint out of the fridge at least 30 minutes before air frying it so that it has time to reach room temperature.
Remove the pork from its packaging and pat it dry using some kitchen towel. Leaving the string in place, score the fat with a sharp knife. Go through the fat layer but not the meat.
Brush the olive oil over the rind and rub about 1 tsp of salt across it and into the scored cuts. Optionally season with some ground black pepper, too.
Place the pork loin into the air fryer basket, ensuring there is enough space above it so it doesn’t touch the heating element above.
Using the air fryer function, set the temperature to 180°C and the timer to 1 hour. Halfway through the air fryer cooking time, at the 30-minute mark, turn the pork loin over.
How Long To Cook A Pork Loin Joint In An Air Fryer
The length of time it takes to air fry pork loin will depend on the size and weight of the joint.
The first time you cook it using your air fryer, keep a closer eye on it, checking for doneness as you go along. The pork is ready when the juices run clear, and there is no pink meat. The internal temperature should be at least 63°C.
I air-fried this pork loin joint, which weighed 1.4kg, for 70 minutes at 180°C.
You can use the calculator below or follow these cooking times:
- 900g – 45 minutes
- 1.2kg – 60 minutes
- 1.5kg – 75 minutes
Air Fryer Pork Loin Cooking Time Calculator
At the end of the 1 hour cooking time, check that the pork loin is cooked all the way through. The juices should run clear, and there should be no pink bits. If in doubt, use a meat thermometer; the internal temperature should be 63°C.
The crackling should be crispy and hard. Remove it from the pork and return it to the air fryer basket if it isn’t. Turn the temperature up to 200°C and air fry for a few more minutes or until it has crisped up to your liking.
Remove the pork joint from the air fryer basket and leave it to rest for at least 20 minutes before carving.
🧾 More Air Fryer Recipes
You can cook many different roast joints in an air fryer. Try some of these for inspiration:
📚 Air Fryer Resources
I hope you enjoy this air fryer roast pork joint; let me know in the comments if you make it!