Spare a few minutes to learn how to cook bacon in air fryer – step by step. Besides, you will also get a glimpse of using and storing bacon grease.

1. How To Cook Bacon in Air Fryer


  • 10 bacon strips


Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes. 

Lay the bacon strips in a single layer on the air fryer basket. You can slightly overlap them, but avoid overcrowding to allow for proper airflow.

Place the bacon-filled air fryer basket in the preheated air fryer. Air fry bacon for about 8-12 minutes.

Once the bacon is cooked to your liking, carefully remove it from the air fryer basket using tongs. Place the cooked bacon on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess grease.

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2. What To Do With Bacon Grease?

Bacon grease can be used in place of oil/butter in a variety of dishes to add a rich flavor. It is completely safe to cook with bacon grease owing to its high smoke feature. You can use it to fry veggies, prepare eggs, or braise meat. It tastes delicious in pasta salad and creamed corn!

If you want store bacon grease. Place a fine-mesh sieve on top of a glass jar. Line the sieve with a cheesecloth/ paper towel. Then, pour the bacon grease (left on the baking sheet after removing the baked bacon strips) through the lined sieve. Collect the grease from the jar, store it on the kitchen top, and use it as desired.

3. What To Serve With Air Fried Bacon?

Eggs: Bacon and eggs are a classic combination. Serve crispy bacon alongside scrambled eggs, fried eggs, or as a topping for a hearty breakfast or brunch.

Sandwiches: Add crispy bacon to sandwiches for extra flavor and texture. It pairs well with ingredients like lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese, or mayonnaise. Popular choices include BLTs (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) or bacon and egg sandwiches.

Salads: Crumble crispy bacon over salads to add a salty and savory element. It works well in salads like Cobb salad, spinach salad, or potato salad. Bacon pairs nicely with ingredients like lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, eggs, and cheese.

Burgers: Top your burgers with bacon for added flavor and a delicious crunch. The combination of juicy beef, melted cheese, fresh toppings, and crispy bacon creates a mouthwatering burger experience.

Pasta Dishes: Incorporate bacon into pasta dishes for a rich and savory twist. It can be added to carbonara sauce, creamy Alfredo pasta, or used as a topping for macaroni and cheese.

Now, you know how to cook bacon in air fryer properly. If you are still not confident, reread it once. Good luck

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