Asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon. This tasty side dish is ready in under 20 minutes.
Course: Side Diah
Author: Matt Freund
1 BunchFresh Asparagus (Thicker)
1 PoundCenter Cut Bacon
1SprayOlive Oil (Optional)
The first step in this recipe is to snap the bottom with woody ends off of the asparagus. All the asparagus between your two index fingers and gently bend. The asparagus will naturally break in the correct spot. Repeat on all asparagus spears.
Wrap each asparagus spear in a slice of bacon starting at one end of the asparagus and wrapping around overlapping previous wrap.
Once all asparagus spears are wrapped in bacon season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder. Be sparing with the salt as bacon is already quite salty.
Place the wrapped asparagus in the air fryer basket leaving room for proper air circulation. I find about six pieces at once seems to work fine. If you are cooking a lot of asparagus cook it in batches.
Set air fryer to 390°F and set the timer to 12 minutes. Flip the asparagus after about 5 minutes. I find the cook time is usually about 10 to 12 minutes based on your air fryer.
Keep in mind that all air fryers are different and based on wattage. Cooking times can fluctuate 1 to 2 minutes in either direction.