How to Cook Tri Tip Steak in an Air Fryer
An Introduction to Air Fryers
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that uses hot air to cook food. It works by circulating hot air around the food, which creates a crisp and delicious result. Air fryers are quick and easy to use, and they require minimal oil or butter which makes them a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods. In addition, they are very easy to clean since the hot air does all the work.
How to Prepare the Tri Tip Steak
Before you start cooking, it is important that you prepare the tri tip steak correctly. First, pat the steak dry with a paper towel and season it generously with salt and pepper. You can also add other seasonings or herbs if you wish. Once the steak is seasoned, place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors develop.
Cooking the Tri Tip Steak in an Air Fryer
Once you are ready to cook the steak, preheat the air fryer to 375°F. Place the steak in the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the steak halfway through the cooking time. If you prefer your steak to be more well-done, cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Resting the Steak
Once the steak is cooked, remove it from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the steak, resulting in a more tender and flavorful steak.
Serving the Tri Tip Steak
Once the steak is rested, it is ready to be served. Slice the steak against the grain and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy!