For some, bacon is a way of life. In my kitchen, however, it feels more like a smelly, greasy mess that is more trouble than it’s worth. Fortunately for my bacon-loving family, I have discovered the magic that is air fryer bacon.
Air fryer bacon is a faster, better, cleaner alternative to preparing it in the traditional skillet. One of the things I hate most about cooking bacon in the skillet is the mess. Sizzling in lava-hot grease, I have ruined countless shirts while cooking bacon. It may taste good, but it’s not worth multiple grease splatters that are nearly impossible to remove from clothing. However, air fryer bacon is contained inside the air fryer, so there is no risk of injury to your skin or clothing since you are shielded from hot grease.
Another benefit to using the air fryer to cook bacon is that it cuts down on odor. If you prepared bacon the traditional way, you’re house will smell like smoky maplewood sizzled pork all day, which I don’t find to be particularly aromatic once I’m finished eating. Luckily, most air fryers, including the Chefman model we use, is equipped with odor control, which contains the food smell inside the unit and out of your kitchen.
The end result of air fryer bacon is a crisp even finish that takes less time to prepare than the traditional method.
Cooking fresh bacon in an air fryer
- 3-4 Slices Of your favorite bacon, depending on the capacity of your air fryer
Place 3-4 strips of your favorite bacon in the basket of your air fryer.
Cook at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
Plate and Enjoy!