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Crispy Bacon
Healthier Crispier Bacon. It doesn't get better than this.

Crispy Bacon

Mmmm Bacon. Got a craving for bacon and eggs, but sick of cooking the eggs in a pool of bacon fat, or for that matter, having fat drip from the bacon. By cooking it in the air fryer the fat will drip away, and leave you with a nice crispy bacon that will provide a healthier alternative. Why not cook your favourite bacon wrapped food in the air fryer as well, for a tastier and healthier meal.

Servings 4Bacon Rashers
Cook 10-15mins
Temp 200 ° Cor 390 ° F
Course
Cuisine

Main Course
Worldwide

Crispy Bacon
Healthier Crispier Bacon. It doesn't get better than this.

Crispy Bacon

Mmmm Bacon. Got a craving for bacon and eggs, but sick of cooking the eggs in a pool of bacon fat, or for that matter, having fat drip from the bacon. By cooking it in the air fryer the fat will drip away, and leave you with a nice crispy bacon that will provide a healthier alternative. Why not cook your favourite bacon wrapped food in the air fryer as well, for a tastier and healthier meal.

Servings 4Bacon Rashers
Cook 10-15mins
Temp 200 ° Cor 390 ° F
Course
Cuisine

Main Course
Worldwide

Calories

380

Fat

19g

Saturates

4g

Protein

13g

Carbs

47g

Sugars

12g

Salt

265mg

Fibre

7g

Per Serving

Calories

380

Fat

19g

Saturates

4g

Protein

13g

Carbs

47g

Sugars

12g

Salt

265mg

Fibre

7g

Per Serving

Ingredients
  • 4Rashers Bacon

Units:

Method
  • Preheat the air fryer to 200 ° C or 390 ° F which usually takes around 3 minutes.
  • Place the bacon into the basket. If possible, keep the rashers separated. If this is impossible, then shake the basket more often.

Method
  • Preheat the air fryer to 200 ° C or 390 ° F which usually takes around 3 minutes.
  • Place the bacon into the basket. If possible, keep the rashers separated. If this is impossible, then shake the basket more often.

Recipe Notes

* Cook from Defrosted
* No Oil Necessary
* Shake often
* 1 bacon rasher refers to 1 piece (slice) of bacon

Shaking the basket often will not only help remove the excess fat, but will also allow the bacon to cook evenly if any were overlapping. Pat dry the bacon after cooking with paper towel to remove the last bit of dripping fat.

TIP: Add some aluminim foil to the bottom of the bucket (not basket) to make cleaning easier.

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2018-01-07T17:08:14+00:0017 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Emily May 24, 2017 at 6:36 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard the term rashers…..is that the same term as bacon??

    • gleff May 24, 2017 at 6:40 am - Reply

      Hi Emily

      A bacon rasher is equivalent to a strip of bacon. It’s just another way of saying it.

  2. Cynthia Wiles May 28, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Thank you… You gave temperature needed… Most I saw only said preheat to 200… I would be cooking forever…

  3. Cris July 27, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    Thank you! every recipe including ok google said cook at 200 degrees. Not one mentioned C or F ! Boy, it just wasn’t cooking. I just got my air fryer so I was getting disappointed. I found your recipe and it was great and bacon was crispy and tasty!

    • gleff July 27, 2017 at 8:26 am - Reply

      Hi Cris,

      I’m glad you’re finding the site useful 😉

  4. Tammi August 12, 2017 at 11:23 am - Reply

    I have been looking and reading lots of posts on cooking bacon in the Airfryer. My question is, do you have to cover it (for fear of them flying around in the basket, as one post said happened to her), and does it splatter on the coils (like another post had said)

    • gleff August 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      Hi Tammi,

      When I make bacon in the Air Fryer, i’ve never had to cover it. The basket is generally pretty low in the machine so it’s never been an issue with the food flying around. Having said that, I use a Philips air fryer and that could just be the way the air flow is. You may have different results. I think bacon is heavy enough not to be a big issue. Other foods may be a problem if they are exceptionally light. As for cleaning the coils. To be honest, I’ve never cleaned my coils. I was going to attempt it once, but when I had a look at them they were pretty clean so I haven’t bothered since.

  5. Cynthia Roderick (Deluca) from Maine October 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    Hi Gleff My POP always said a rasher of bacon is a measure meaning 3 full strips of bacon. I remember him ordering a rasher of bacon in a restaurant and the waitress the waitress always understood what he ordered.
    My Gramps was a butcher and Pop learned the trade from him.
    This is just one of those old meanings lost in the fog of time.
    Hint use parchment paper cut to fit the basket Under the air fryer, saves a lot of mess.
    Thanks for the tips
    Cyn

  6. Cynthia Roderick (Deluca) from Maine October 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    PS micro the bacon for a minute or 2 on paper plate,cover with paper towel or plate to soak out some of the water and fat then brown & crisp up in the air fryer.
    Yummy
    Easy peasy
    Cyn

    • gleff October 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Awesome. Thanks for the info and tips Cynthia

  7. Mary November 27, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Just purchased a Phillips Air Fryer. Bacon was the first thing I tried. It smoked up the house. Is it supposed to do that? Videos I’ve watched doesn’t look like anyone’s fryer is smoking. I had to open windows and finish cooking my batch of bacon in the oven.

    • gleff November 27, 2017 at 7:16 am - Reply

      Hi Mary, normally it shouldn’t smoke up the house but it could be because you had really fatty bacon and cooking it too hot. The fat is probably splattering on the top element. Try wiping the element clean and then cook it for a bit longer at a lower temperature.

  8. Sandy January 6, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Gonna try it this morning!! Wish me luck!! So far I love love love this machine !!

  9. urban strouse March 17, 2018 at 9:12 am - Reply

    can I layfoil on the rack and then place a bacon on the tinfoil and air fry them

    • gleff March 17, 2018 at 9:17 am - Reply

      Hi. I wouldn’t recommend putting the tin foil on top of the rack or basket. Air fryers work by the free flow of air movement. Putting tin foil will tend to block the air flow somewhat. You can put the tin foil underneath the rack or basket as long as the air flow isn’t impeded.

  10. Jan p March 26, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    when cooking bacon in Philips XXL airfryer, should we use grill plate as bottom of basket and the mesh screen over it to keep bacon flat and reduce splatter? Lots of white smoke last tme. and afraid to try again as this was ,our first try. . Will addIng water to pan before cooking help? if so, how much will help?

  11. Willie Smith June 21, 2018 at 8:17 am - Reply

    When I’m cooking stuff in the air fryer that is light and flies around I just lay a fork on top of it and that holds it down

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