February – Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

I received an air fryer for Christmas. I had been eyeing them for a couple of years, but never could make up my mind if they were worth the cabinet and counter space. The decision was made for me when I got one as a present. I have found it very useful, especially when I wanted to roast vegetables and didn’t want to turn on the oven. It does a wonderful job of roasting carrots, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, or a single chicken breast.

The decision to try it with pork tenderloin was one of expediency. My usual method is sous vide, the pork emerges meltingly tender and delicious. But sous vide takes some time with setting it up, heating the water, and cooking the vacuum packed tenderloin. This time I wanted dinner on the table in less than an hour. A pork tenderloin in the air fryer cooks in 20-25 minutes, start to finish. It was delicious, although not as tender as sous vide. It is, however, a viable alternative.

I simply rubbed it with a Mexican style rub (use your favorite or anything you have on hand, even a package of taco seasoning) and roasted it at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. The internal temperature should be 145 degrees F and I found my own tenderloin needed an additional 5 minutes. I turned it over at the midpoint of about 10 minutes.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin – after

Let is rest at least 5 minutes after cooking before slicing.

Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

I will definitely use the air fryer again when crunched for time.

 

6 thoughts on “February – Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

  1. I joined the air fryer brigade two years ago and haven’t looked back. I love my machine and use it constantly. That being said, a pork roast would not have crossed my mind. You have inspired me to try.

    • I’d love to hear about your favorite ways to use it. One of my vegetable surprises was mushrooms, they turn out gloriously crispy. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

      • One of my favorite ways to use it is to make chicken cutlets and eggplant cutlets. The flavor shines through without a heavy oil taste.

      • I will try that tomorrow night. I have a package of chicken breasts, I was going to saute them but the air fryer sounds even better.

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