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- 1 rack of baby back pork ribs
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite dry rub or seasoning
- 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce (optional)
- Prepare the Ribs:
- Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Use a knife to loosen one corner of the membrane, then grab it with a paper towel and pull it off.
- Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.
- Season the Ribs:
- Rub the dry rub or seasoning evenly over both sides of the ribs. Make sure to massage the rub into the meat for maximum flavor.
- If you have time, let the ribs marinate in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight for enhanced flavor.
- Preheat the Air Fryer:
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
- Air Fry the Ribs:
- Place the seasoned ribs in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overlapping. You may need to cut the rack in half to fit into the basket.
- Cook for about 25-30 minutes, flipping the ribs halfway through the cooking time. Cooking times may vary, so keep an eye on them. The goal is to achieve a nice crust and tender meat.
- Optional: Add Barbecue Sauce:
- If you like saucy ribs, brush a thin layer of barbecue sauce on both sides of the ribs during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking. This will caramelize and add a flavorful glaze.
- Check for Doneness:
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure the ribs have reached an internal temperature of at least 145°F (63°C) for safe consumption.
- Rest and Serve:
- Allow the ribs to rest for a few minutes before slicing between the bones.
- Serve with your favorite sides, and enjoy!