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Air Fryer New York Strip Steak Recipe

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Air Fryer New York Strip Steak

Air fryers have revolutionized the way you can prepare a perfect New York strip steak at home. You can cook a tender and juicy New York strip steak in about 10 minutes using an air fryer. This method is quick, convenient, and delivers restaurant-quality results without the hassle of grilling or pan-searing.

To start, make sure your steaks are at room temperature, and then rub them with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and your favorite steak seasoning. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place the steaks in the basket with some space between them for proper air circulation.

Cooking times will vary based on thickness and desired doneness, but typically, you’ll air fry for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. This will give you a wonderfully cooked steak that’s both flavorful and tender. Ready to give it a try? Let’s dive in!

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

For a delicious air fryer New York strip steak, you’ll need some simple ingredients. Here are the main ones and a few substitutes.

  • New York Strip Steak: This is the star of the recipe. You can also use ribeye or sirloin if you prefer.

  • Olive Oil: Helps in browning the steak. You can use avocado oil or melted butter instead.

  • Salt and Black Pepper: Essential for seasoning. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper are best. You can also use kosher salt if you prefer.

  • Steak Seasoning: Adds more flavor. If you don’t have steak seasoning, you can use garlic powder, onion powder, or your favorite spice blend.

Consider adding these optional ingredients for extra flavor:

  • Garlic Powder: Adds a bit of a kick.

  • Onion Powder: For a sweet, tangy addition.

  • Paprika: Adds color and a mild smoky flavor.

Here’s a simple list for easy reference:

Main IngredientsPossible Substitutes
New York Strip SteakRibeye, Sirloin
Olive OilAvocado Oil, Melted Butter
SaltSea Salt, Kosher Salt
Black PepperFreshly Ground Black Pepper
Steak SeasoningGarlic Powder, Onion Powder

Keep these ingredients on hand and you’ll always be ready to make a tasty air fryer New York strip steak!


Start by getting your New York strip steaks to room temperature. Leave them out for about 15-20 minutes.

Rub olive oil over the steaks. Season with salt, black pepper, and steak seasoning.

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.

Place the steaks in the air fryer basket. Make sure you leave at least ¼ to ½ inch between them so air can circulate properly.

Air fry the steaks at 400°F (200°C) for about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Flip halfway through the cooking time.

Cooking Times:

  • Medium-rare: 10-12 minutes
  • Medium: 12-15 minutes
  • Well-done: 15-18 minutes

Use an instant-read thermometer to check the doneness. For medium-rare, the temperature should read 130°F (54°C).

When done, tent the steaks with foil and let them rest for about 10 minutes. This helps the juices redistribute.

Serve warm and enjoy your perfectly cooked air fryer New York strip steak!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Tools & Ingredients

  • Instant-read thermometer: Helps check doneness.
  • Cooking spray: Keeps the steak from sticking.
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, or your favorite steak blend.

Cooking Tips

  • Preheat: Preheating the air fryer ensures even cooking.
  • Spacing: Leave space between steaks for air circulation.
  • Flipping: Flip the steak halfway for even browning.
  • Tent with foil: Resting the steak under foil makes it juicier.

Doneness Guide

Medium-Rare130°F (54°C)
Medium140°F (60°C)
Medium-Well150°F (65°C)


  • Pat Dry: Dry the steak with paper towels before cooking for better browning.
  • Season Early: Season the steak and let it sit at room temperature for even seasoning.

Storing & Reheating

  • Refrigerate: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C) and reheat for 3-5 minutes, or until warmed through. Avoid overheating to keep the steak juicy.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Recipe Variations

  1. Herb Butter: Mix softened butter with chopped parsley, garlic, and chives. Place a dollop on top of the steak right after it’s done cooking. The butter melts and adds a rich flavor.

  2. Garlic and Herb Marinade: Marinate the steak for 30 minutes in a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, fresh thyme, and rosemary. This gives your steak a deep, savory taste.

  3. Spicy Rub: Create a spice mix with paprika, chili powder, black pepper, and salt. Rub it on the steak before air frying. This adds a kick of heat.

Serving Suggestions

  • Classic Style: Serve your steak with a baked potato and steamed green beans for a classic meal.

  • Salad Option: Pair the steak with a fresh spinach salad with cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette. This makes for a lighter meal.

  • Gravy and Potatoes: Top the steak with mushroom gravy and serve it alongside mashed potatoes. This adds a comfort food touch.

  • Garlic Bread: Add slices of garlic bread as a side. The crunch complements the tenderness of the steak.

Presentation Tips

  • Slicing: Slice the steak against the grain for a more tender bite.

  • Garnish: Sprinkle chopped parsley or chives on top for a pop of color and freshness.

Using these variations and serving ideas helps keep your meals exciting and tasty. Enjoy experimenting!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.