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Air Fryer Bacon: Crispy Bacon in the Ninja Foodi Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up crispy bacon in my air fryer is a breeze! Just lay it out, flip halfway, and voila! Perfectly crispy bacon, minus the mess. My go-to for a quick, savory crunch!

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You know, there's just something about the sound of bacon sizzling that makes my mouth water. I've got this simple trick, cooking it in an air fryer. You won't believe how beautifully crispy it gets - without all the splattering grease of a frying pan. Plus, it's quick and easy. Perfect for those busy mornings or a late-night snack. Trust me, you've got to try this!

Ingredients for Perfectly Crispy Bacon in the Air Fryer

  • Bacon: Adds a savory, smoky flavor and crispy texture, elevating the dish with its rich and indulgent taste.

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Essential Tools for Making Bacon in the Air Fryer

  • Air fryer: Essential for cooking the bacon to crispy perfection in a quick and efficient manner.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of bacon

Instructions:

  1. Place the bacon slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  2. Cook at 400°F (200°C) for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. Remove the bacon from the air fryer and place it on a paper towel to drain excess grease.
  4. Serve and enjoy your crispy bacon!

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 92 kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2 g | Protein: 5.7 g | Total Fat: 7.6 g | Saturated Fat: 2.6 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1 g | Cholesterol: 19 mg | Sodium: 292 mg | Dietary Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Calcium: 2 mg | Potassium: 82 mg | Iron: 0.2 mg | Vitamin A: 0 µg | Vitamin C: 0 mg

Tips for Prepping and Storing Bacon Made in the Air Fryer

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the bacon according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the bacon to cool completely.
  • Store the cooked bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the bacon according to the recipe instructions.
  • Allow the bacon to cool completely.
  • Place the cooked bacon in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

One interesting fact about this crispy air fryer bacon recipe is that you can sprinkle a dash of brown sugar on the bacon before air frying for a sweet and savory flavor twist! Enjoy!

Common Questions About Cooking Bacon in an Air Fryer

FAQ:
Can I use any type of bacon for this recipe?
You can use any type of bacon you prefer, whether it's regular, thick-cut, or flavored bacon.
Do I need to preheat the air fryer before cooking the bacon?
No, you can place the bacon in the air fryer basket and start cooking right away without preheating.
How do I store leftover cooked bacon?
Store leftover cooked bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Can I freeze cooked bacon for later use?
Yes, you can freeze cooked bacon. Make sure to wrap it tightly in foil or plastic wrap before placing it in a freezer-safe bag or container.
What can I do with the bacon grease after cooking?
You can save the bacon grease for cooking or discard it once it has cooled.

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