How to Make Perfectly Crispy Air-Fryer Bacon

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Bacon lovers know that cooking bacon on the stove is a hassle. The hot oil is buzzing and splashing all over you and on the top of the stove, and cleaning up after that is not easy. You can bake bacon in the oven, but nothing is faster than frying bacon in the air.

In 10 minutes, the air fryer can make bacon with crispy edges and chewy inside. Once you know how to fry bacon in the air, you can never go back!

how to cook bacon in Toshiba air fryer

Air fryer: This Toshiba air fryer is large enough for big batches but compact enough to fit on your countertop. It earned rave reviews from our Test Kitchen, too. Bonus: These are the best air-fryer accessories to go with it.

Air fryer rack: Use a metal rack to elevate the bacon . (Just be sure the rack will fit in your air fryer before you purchase!)

Kitchen tongs: Tongs with silicone tips are perfect for transferring bacon slices to and from the air fryer.

Directions Step 1: Preheat the air fryer Preheat your air fryer to 375°F. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on a rack in the air fryer basket. You may need to tear or bend the pieces of bacon to get them to fit.

Step 2: Cook the bacon Air-fry bacon for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip each bacon slice with tongs, then continue air-frying for another 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 3: Serve the bacon Once cooked to your desired doneness, carefully remove the bacon with kitchen tongs. Serve bacon with breakfast, in a BLT-inspired recipe or crumbled over a salad.

Tips for Making Air Fryer Bacon

Depending on the size of your air fryer and how much bacon you’re cooking, you may need to air-fry in batches. Just be sure to wipe down the air fryer between batches to prevent smoking and clean the air fryer when you’re all done.

You can cook frozen bacon in the air fryer, but it takes an extra 3 to 4 minutes. After the first 3 minutes, separate the slices, spread them out on the air fryer rack and cook as directed above.

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