Are you looking for a quick and easy way to cook a delicious and juicy steak? Look no further! Cooking steak in an air fryer is a popular method that yields amazing results. Whether you don’t have time to cook it the traditional way or don’t have access to a grill, the air fryer is a fantastic alternative. Once you try this method and top your steak with our mouthwatering compound butter, you’ll never want to cook steak any other way!
Choose Your Steak
While we love a good ribeye, you can use other cuts like sirloin, New York, T-bone, or flat iron steak. It’s up to you whether you prefer bone-in or bone-out. Just make sure your steak is at least 1 inch thick and of the best grade you can find.
The Secret of Dry Brining
Dry brining is the key to tenderizing the meat and adding incredible flavor. It may sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. Dry brining involves using salt and pepper to enhance the taste and texture of your steak without the need for any liquid.
Cooking Time and Doneness
To ensure your steak is perfectly cooked, we recommend using a meat thermometer for 100% accuracy. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your steak and how well done you prefer it. Once your steak reaches your desired temperature, it’s ready to be enjoyed!
What if Your Steaks Don’t Fit?
If your air fryer is too small to fit both steaks at once, don’t worry! You can cook them one at a time. Just make sure to leave enough room between them for proper airflow.
The Perfect Match: Compound Butter
While it’s not necessary, we highly recommend using compound butter on top of your steak. It adds a burst of flavor that takes your steak to a whole new level of deliciousness. Once you try it, you won’t want to have steak without it!
The Rest Makes a Difference
We know it’s hard to resist diving right into your perfectly cooked steak, but please don’t skip the resting time. Allowing your steak to rest for 10 minutes will result in a juicier and more flavorful eating experience. Trust us, it’s worth the wait!
Leftovers and Reheating
Steak is best enjoyed fresh, but if you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the steak on a cooling rack over a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook until the steak reaches your desired level of doneness.
If you enjoyed this recipe, we have more mouthwatering steak recipes to explore. Check out “How to Cook the Perfect Tomahawk Steak,” “How to Grill Steak Perfectly Every Time,” “How to Cook Hanger Steak,” and “How to Cook Steak Perfectly Every Time.” You can find the complete collection of recipes on our website, YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your air fryer, choose your favorite cut of steak, and get ready to indulge in a delicious and hassle-free culinary experience. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!