Air Fryer Steak Recipe

Cooking steak in an air fryer is the most convenient way to ensure the juiciest results every time. If you follow these easy directions you’ll be rewarded with a delicious steak at the touch of a button…like literally.

What is the best steak to cook in an air fryer?

It's up to you, but thicker steaks make better air fryer steaks since the outside can get brown and crisp while the center is cooked to your liking.

Yes, a steak needs to be flipped in an air fryer about halfway through. You’ll get better results flipping your air-fried steak because the heating element and fan that circulates the hot air throughout your air fryer basket, come from the top of your air fryer.

Does steak need to be flipped in an air fryer?

With a good sear, air fryer steak is indistinguishable from pan-seared steak in flavor and texture.

How does steak taste in the air fryer?

Dry Brining

One of the best ways to infuse big flavor into your steak is by dry brining it. A great way to do this is to sprinkle kosher salt on both sides of your steak while waiting for it to come up to room temperature. 

Dry brining can be done with other spices in addition to the salt…try a dry rub of your own making or a classic Montreal Steak Seasoning. 

Do steaks do well in an air fryer?

Steaks do extremely well in an air fryer because you have an expert level of control over the high temperatures, unlike when you’re grilling on charcoal and have hot and cold spots that can throw off your target temperatures substantially.

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