This is what I've found to be the optimal way for cooking perfectly crispy bacon in the air fryer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
pound of bacon
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Lay bacon in the air fryer basket in a single layer; some overlap is okay.

  • Fry for 8 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until bacon is crisp, about 7 minutes more. Transfer cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to soak up excess grease.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 0.2g; fat 5.2g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 284.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2019
This has potential but as written you will end up with very burnt bacon. I went ahead and experimented with the entire pound package. The basket only holds a few pieces at a time so this was quite a lengthy test. On the very last batch I got it right. I ended up reducing the temp to 350, cooking it for 5 minutes, flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Another helpful hint is to cut your bacon pieces in half prior to putting them in the basket. If you do not, the pieces that overlap never get as done as crisp as the parts that are not overlapping. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2019
this recipe makes Almost Burnt Bacon. some people like that. I don't at all. I want melt in my mouth Bacon. 350 cook 6 flip then 4 more I feel is perfect. not gummy at all crispy without the meat overcooking and becoming tough. add water to the bottom to prevent the smoke detector from telling your neighbors it's bacon time. Read More
(20)
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2019
This has potential but as written you will end up with very burnt bacon. I went ahead and experimented with the entire pound package. The basket only holds a few pieces at a time so this was quite a lengthy test. On the very last batch I got it right. I ended up reducing the temp to 350, cooking it for 5 minutes, flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Another helpful hint is to cut your bacon pieces in half prior to putting them in the basket. If you do not, the pieces that overlap never get as done as crisp as the parts that are not overlapping. Read More
(90)
Rating: 2 stars
07/14/2019
this recipe makes Almost Burnt Bacon. some people like that. I don't at all. I want melt in my mouth Bacon. 350 cook 6 flip then 4 more I feel is perfect. not gummy at all crispy without the meat overcooking and becoming tough. add water to the bottom to prevent the smoke detector from telling your neighbors it's bacon time. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
We like our bacon crispy but not burnt. After several tests, I settled on 3 minutes on each side at 390 degrees. That is cooking 5 half strips at a time. Very tasty and quick. Tradeoff is the multiple batches required if you're cooking a whole pound of bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2019
made half a package. cooked for about 7-8 minutes and it was done perfectly. I'm sure time cooked varies based on different air frying ovens. Still quicker easier and less mess than conventional pan frying. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2019
Turned out Perfecto! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2020
This was deeeelish and the perfect method for the air fryer! The only thing I switched up was that I sprinkled some brown sugar on top of the bacon about halfway through. So good! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2020
My air fryer makes fantastic bacon in 7-8 minutes if preheated to 390°. This method would burn my bacon to a blackened mess! I also recommend cutting package in half and placing the 1/2 strips around the basket with minimal overlap. Check with 2-3 min remaining and turn, toss, or shake up as needed for most even cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2020
no changes...delicious Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2020
Burnt! So much so I threw it away. And if I won’t eat a piece of bacon, it’s really really bad Read More
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