Are you craving something irresistibly delicious? Look no further than our Bone-In Pork Steak in Air Fryer. Indulge in the perfect harmony of Cajun flavors and buttery goodness. Get ready to fry it, to believe it!
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Ingredients for Bone-in Pork Steak in Air Fryer
Here are all you need to make easy air fried bone-in pork steak.
- Bone-in pork steaks
- Cold butter
- Cajun seasoning
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
Fat alternatives like ghee or coconut oil can add a unique twist instead of using butter. Make it your own while keeping the flavors absolutely delectable.
Needless to say, you can use boneless pork steak; just lower the cooking time to 8 – 12 minutes. We also have a different recipe for the boneless pork shoulder steak in the air fryer; feel free to try that too.
By the way, if you don’t like the spicy aspect of Cajun, you can use other dry rubs too!
How to Cook Bone-In Pork Steak in an Air Fryer?
1. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, set your desired temperature then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.
🚨 Important: Reduce the cooking temperature to 380°F (193°C) if you’re using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller. They are hotter due to the heating element being closer to the food.
2. Season the bone-in pork steak.
Kick off the flavor journey by generously coating both sides of your bone-in pork steaks with the tantalizing Cajun seasoning.
To take it a step further, get hands-on by gently massaging the seasoning into the meat by hand. This tactile approach ensures that every bite is a burst of Cajun-inspired delight!
3. Air Fry the bone-in pork steak at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes.
Place your seasoned pork steaks in the air fryer, arranged in one layer. Then, gently place half of the cold butter cubes on the pork. It’s like a pocket of scrumptiousness waiting to melt into perfection.
Pro tip: Never stack or overlap the meat when cooking in the air fryer. Doing so will have uneven results and might even end up raw.
Cook pork for 12 – 15 minutes at 400ºF (204ºC). Halfway through, flip the steaks. Then, add the remaining cold butter to the pork to infuse them with that rich, buttery goodness.
Another pro tip: Before flipping, take the pork out of the air fryer momentarily and lay a layer of foil on the basket to catch any melting butter. This little trick ensures a juicy pork steak and keeps the flavorful butter right where it belongs. It’s not necessary, but definitely highly recommended.
4. Check for doneness.
To ensure impeccably cooked pork steaks, arm yourself with a trusty meat thermometer. Your target? An internal temperature of precisely 145ºF (63ºC).
If the thermometer reading falls a bit short of this mark, don’t fret. Simply grant your pork steaks an extra cooking stint of 3 to 5 minutes or until they reach that all-important safe temperature. This extra attention guarantees a flawless finish that’s delicious and perfectly safe to enjoy.
5. Serve and Enjoy!
Once your pork steaks have finished their air fryer journey, allow them to rest for a well-deserved 5 minutes. This lets the juices redistribute, resulting in even more flavorful and tender meat.
Now, it’s time to plate up your air-fried bone-in pork steak alongside your favorite sides and savor every delicious bite.
The combination of Cajun seasoning and buttery goodness takes this dish to a new level. So go ahead, give it a whirl, and fry it to believe it! Happy cooking!
Freezing & Storage
Freezing: Got leftovers? No problem! You can freeze your cooked pork steaks for 2 – 3 months. Just wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, thaw them in the fridge and reheat them in the air fryer at 350ºF (176ºC) until warmed through about 5 – 7 minutes.
Fridge: If you find yourself with leftovers (though quite unlikely with this dish), store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. To reheat, simply pop them back into the air fryer at 350ºF (176ºC) for 5 – 7 minutes or until heated to your liking.
Easy Bone-in Pork Steak in Air Fryer
- 2 bone-in pork steaks
- 1 stick cold butter cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC) for approximately 5 minutes.
- Season the bone-in pork steaks. Sprinkle Cajun spice evenly over both sides of the bone-in pork steaks, ensuring all nooks and crannies are well seasoned.
- Arrange the pork in the air fryer basket. Lay the seasoned pork steaks in a single layer in the air fryer, ensuring they're not overcrowded for even air circulation. Gently place half of the cold butter cubes on the pork steaks.
- Air fry bone-in pork steak at 400ºF (204ºC) for 12 – 15 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time, open the air fryer and flip the steaks using silicone tongs. Place the remaining cold butter cubes on top of the steaks at this point to enhance both flavor and moisture. Continue cooking.
- Check for doneness. Use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature to ensure the pork steaks are perfectly cooked. Aim for an internal temperature of 145ºF (63ºC) for a succulent and safe outcome.
- After cooking, remove the pork steaks from the air fryer and rest for 5 minutes. This resting time allows the juices to redistribute within the meat, enriching its flavor.
- Serve your air-fried bone-in pork steaks alongside your preferred sides and savor the delightful textures and flavors.
- Before flipping, remove the pork from the air fryer and place foil in the basket to catch the melting butter. This ensures juicy pork and prevents the butter from escaping. Highly recommended but optional.
- Considering that cooking time varies depending on the meat’s thickness (and your air fryer’s specs), always check with a meat thermometer if your pork is cooked thoroughly. The pork’s safe internal temperature is a minimum of 145ºF (63ºC).
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
- You can skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually to prevent burning the bone-in pork steak.
- I used a 6-quart (air fryer) to test the bone-in pork steak. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
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