I’ve been hearing a lot of people say pretty positive stuff about Air Fryers and there was a good sale at Costco so I picked one up a few weeks ago. I considered a used one but decided a new one would provide an easy-to-return option if it didn’t work out.
My long-time good friend Randy Hoyt planned to drop in Friday afternoon around 2:00 pm (January 30, 2022). I mentioned to him I had a craving for steak and he showed up with two beautiful fresh almost mini roasts.
Into a ziplock with a wonderful rub from a steak house and a pinch of salt to trigger flavor and they’d be ready to cook in about an hour. That gave us just the right time for a little sipping of J.D.Shore.
Into the Air Fryer at 400°F for sixteen minutes with a flip halfway. The smell was so good it got my mouth watering. As a word of advice, every time you take a protein out of any cooking method, to ensure the juices infuse with the tissues, it must rest and not be cut. I understand the temptation to cut but clearly a mistake.
With the 400°F temp and sixteen-minute cooking time, mine was a perfect rare with a wonderful sear. And my knife sliced through a tender, moist, juicy, afternoon snack. Six ounces and I have at least two more meals. In fact, I started my Saturday morning with steak and a poached egg. As the yoke ran down over the steak, it looked just as good as any cooking show.
This is as good as any steak I’ve ever made and my go-to method of preparation going forward. I strongly recommend you give it a try.