Bulletproof Air-Fried Steak

Bulletproof Air-Fried Steak

Looking for a simple and reliable way to prepare steak? This hands-off approach with minimal prep and no pre-searing takes less than 20 minutes to cook and produces an incredibly luscious cut of meat. Step aside, frites. This method is about to become your steak’s new BFF.

25 mins total time

4 mins active time


Makes 2



  • 2 New York steaks

    1-inch (2.5cm) thick

  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

    to season

  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • Flaky salt


  • 1For consistent doneness and timing, we recommend starting with steaks that are about 1-inch (2.5cm) thick.
  • 2Place steaks on a foil-lined roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer steaks to air fry basket.
  • 3Place foil-lined roasting pan on wire rack in position 8 (to catch any drippage). Insert air fry basket in position 1 and start Autopilot.
  • 4To test if the steak is ready, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. It should read a minimum of TK°F. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 5Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. This gives the juices time to redistribute, reducing the amount lost when cutting into the meat.
  • 6Season with flake salt and pepper. Slice and serve with your favorite side dish.
  • 7Take your skills to the next level and achieve the ultimate sizzle by trying the Ultimate Air-Fried Steak.