Irresistible Bacon


  • 4 slices of plain thick-cut bacon
  • Slice the bacon strips in half widthwise so they fit easily in the air fryer.
  • Set the machine to "Air Fry". Set the temperature to 375°F and the timer to 8 Minutes (which will be a little more than you need). Press Start.
  • When the machine beeps, says "Add Food", or is heated to the proper temperature, arrange the bacon in a single layer in the basket or on the tray, leaving at least 1/4 inches between each piece. Use separate trays or work in batches as necessary.
  • Air-fry, undisturbed and ignoring any "Turn Food" indicator, until the bacon is browned and cooked through, about 6 Minutes for medium-cooked bacon and 7 Minutesfor very crisp bacon. If you’ve used multiple trays, swap them top to bottom at about the halfway point in the cooking process.
  • Turn off the machine and use nonstick-safe kitchen tongs to transfer the bacon pieces to a serving platter or plates. Cool for a couple of minutes before serving hot.
  • Before air-frying, brush each piece of halved bacon with about 1 tsp maple syrup or honey.
  • And/or sprinkle each piece of bacon with coarsely ground black pepper to taste. Or go all out with ground Aleppo pepper, urfa biber (a dried ground Turkish pepper), gochugaru (a ground Korean red chile), or other ground peppers or chiles, particularly if you add the sweet glaze.
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