Food - Drink
Will Cooking Pork Chops In An Air Fryer Dry Them Out?
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
Pork chops can make for a tender and delicious entrée, but it’s not uncommon for them to turn out dry instead of nice and juicy. There are tips you can use to keep home-cooked chops moist, and for some additional insurance during the cooking process, you might want to reach for your air fryer instead of a pan or baking sheet.
Since pork chops are prone to dryness, and an air fryer uses lots of hot air to cook foods, you may think this appliance isn't a good fit. However, an air fryer actually offers an ideal cooking environment to keep pork chops moist, and since the chops take only 20 minutes to cook, there's not enough time for the meat to dry out.
The heat circulating in the air fryer also slightly crisps the outside of pork chops while keeping the interior moist. To try it, place 1-inch thick boneless chops into a 400 degree F air fryer cook for 20 minutes, flipping them halfway through; once done, let the meat rest for five to 10 minutes before slicing it so it doesn't lose any of its juices.