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Bacon In Air Fryer Oven

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Maria Johnson
• Saturday, 19 June, 2021
• 7 min read

Don't get me wrong, I love the air fryer as much as the next person, but here I'll argue that there are simply better methods for cooking bacon. You'll find our best tips for avoiding disaster when cooking bacon in the air fryer.

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Food is gloriously crisped on the outside and cooked through on the inside without the added oil. But what's more problematic about cooking bacon in the air fryer is the fact that it's highly likely you'll end up with a burnt, smoky mess.

Here's why: Bacon doesn't require any excess oil or butter to cook because it's so full of fat. Some folks suggest adding water to the air fryer drawer to help reduce any smoking, but adding water to hot oil is a safety hazard, as it can expand and cause hot oil to spray in all directions.

All this being said, I understand the appeal of cooking bacon in an air fryer, since you would expect to have far less of a mess than you would with the traditional stove top method. But if you're looking to avoid a greasy mess, I'd suggest going with the oven method, especially for large batches.

Open the air fryer basket and check for any burning oil that may need to be dumped. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess grease.

Cooking bacon in the oven is the classic move, and it's a great one, but we are here to tell you to give the air fryer a chance. The air fryer makes the crispiest bacon of all time without all the crazy amounts of grease.

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This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. AirFryerBacon is SO easy to make and results in perfectly cooked bacon every.single.time.

You’re going to love this quick and easy method for making perfect bacon ! Almost a decade ago I posted a tutorial on how to bake bacon in the oven.

Pour water into the bottom of your air fryer to minimize smoke. Place bacon in a single layer into the preheated air fryer basket.

Feel free to cut bacon in half to make it fit better. Place a small amount of water in the drawer of the air fryer that the basket sits in.

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Place a piece of bread (or two if needed) in the drawer of the air fryer that the basket sits in. The bread will absorb the bacon grease and eliminate the smoking.

A common question is how long to cook bacon in air fryer ? General rule of thumb, the thicker the bacon, the longer it will need.

For even cooking, place only a single layer of bacon in your air fryer basket. To keep smoke at bay, place some water in the bottom of the air fryer.

Pour ¼ cup of water into the bottom of the air fryer to minimize smoke. Place bacon in a single layer into the preheated air fryer basket.

Depending on how crispy you like yours, you can easily adjust the cooking time. You might like to try my oven bacon which is another easy way to cook a big batch without all the mess.

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I use the thick-cut kind which takes seven to ten minutes depending on how crispy I want it. Place the strips in a single layer in the air fryer.

Transfer it to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess grease. Avoid overlapping the strips too much otherwise they won’t cook evenly.

You can keep cooked bacon warm in the oven while you finish the rest. I haven’t tested frozen bacon and cannot say for sure how it will turn out.

The nice thing about using unfrozen bacon is that you don’t have to do much while it cooks (except check on it). I have not experienced this issue, but it may depend on the kind of air fryer you are using.

Place a layer of bacon in the air fryer basket making sure not to overlap. When time is done and bacon is cooked to desired oneness remove from the Air Fryer and place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain grease.

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Avoid overlapping the strips too much otherwise they won’t cook evenly. You can keep cooked bacon warm in the oven while you finish the rest.

I haven’t tested frozen bacon and cannot say for sure how it will turn out. The nice thing about using unfrozen bacon is that you don’t have to do much while it cooks (except check on it).

I have not experienced this issue, but it may depend on the kind of air fryer you are using. The smoke is caused by the excess grease that drips to the bottom of the air fryer, so placing a piece of bread underneath the basket will absorb it and can help reduce the smoke. If you have a lot of grease after the first batch, it’s a good idea to drain it off before you cook the next batch.

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