Few things are as irresistible as perfectly crispy bacon. With the air fryer, you can achieve that coveted crispy texture without the mess and excess grease. Follow this simple recipe to enjoy delicious and crispy bacon strips every time.
- Bacon strips
- Optional: black pepper, maple syrup, or brown sugar for flavor variations
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes.
- Line the air fryer basket with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup (optional).
- Place the bacon strips in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping.
- Cook the bacon for about 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through using tongs. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
- For extra crispiness, you can cook the bacon for an additional minute or two, if desired.
- Once the bacon reaches your desired crispness, carefully remove it from the air fryer and place it on a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
- Let the bacon cool for a minute or two before serving.
- Serve the crispy bacon strips as a standalone snack, as a topping for burgers and sandwiches, or alongside your favorite breakfast dishes.
Enjoy the delightful crunch and savory flavor of perfectly cooked bacon with your air fryer. Experiment with different flavors and seasonings to create your own unique twist on this classic breakfast staple. Happy cooking!