This delicious air fryer porterhouse steak is tender, juicy, and packed full of flavor. Air fried porterhouse steak is one of the best ways to create a steak that is perfectly cooked to rich, beefy perfection.
Ever since I discovered the air fryer years ago, I've been a hardcore fan. I've been on a mission to cook everything in mine, and this porterhouse steak is my latest experiment. Let me tell you, it's delicious.
Air Fried Porterhouse Steak
This was inspired by my Air Fryer Ribeye Steak and Air Fryer Turkey Legs on this site, and pairs well with this amazing twice baked potato recipe. I knew that if those big, fat turkey legs would come out perfectly in the air fryer, then the steak would be no problem!
It takes less than a handful of ingredients to make this perfectly cooked steak, and the only shopping you'll have to do is just picking up the steaks. It couldn't be simpler.
- Porterhouse steaks
See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
If you thought the ingredient list for this recipe was easy. Just wait. I've got something for you! Take a look at how easy this recipe is to make.
Step 1: Prep
Grease your air fryer basket and preheat it for ten minutes. Season your steak on both sides with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Air Fry
Place the steak in the air fryer basket and top with butter. Air fry for five minutes, then flip and fry another five minutes or until the desired internal temperature is reached.
Step 3: Let Rest and Serve
Allow the steak to rest for five to ten minutes with a tablespoon of butter on top and then serve.
Hint: The easiest way to grease your air fryer basket is to spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
Don't have the correct ingredients on hand or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this air fried porterhouse steak.
- Salt - You can use simple table salt or get fancy with coarse salt or Himalayan salt.
- Pepper - Black pepper is fine, but again, you can get fancy with tri color pepper for a different look and flavor.
Want to personalize this air fryer porterhouse steak recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Spicy - Sprinkle some red pepper flakes or cayenne powder on the steak before cooking.
- Herbs - Try adding your favorite herbs to the butter before placing it on the steak for extra flavor.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this baked garlic balsamic steak.
It takes next to no equipment to make this recipe. You just need a couple of items, and you're good to go.
- Air fryer
- Butter knife
You can store this steak in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to a month.
This is just about the easiest steak recipe you'll ever make. In fact, it's so easy, I only have one tip, but it's an important one.
- Preheat the air fryer. Some people think you don't have to do it, but if you want to ensure your steak is cooked properly, be sure you preheat the air fryer first.
Air fryers work by evenly circulating heat all around the steak. It cooks evenly and perfectly every time.
You can store this steak in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. You can freeze it for up to a month.
Chill the steak, then wrap it in a layer of cling wrap and another layer of foil. Then, place the steak in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
You can reheat the steak by placing it in a rimmed baking sheet on the middle rack of a 250-degree oven for about thirty minutes. You can also reheat it in a 350-degree air fryer.
Baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, asparagus, carrots, corn, green beans, and brussels sprouts all work well with this steak.
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Air Fryer Porterhouse Steak
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Air Fryer Porterhouse Steak
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- Allow the steak to come to room temperature before cooking. For this cut, this took about 45 minutes
- Preheat air fryer at 400ºF for 10 minutes so the basket is extra hot and will lightly sear the steak when it's put on. This will give it a little bit more color and the sear will hold the butter and juice inside making it more tender.
- Coat both sides of steak with half of salt and pepper.
- Press in.
- Place steak in a greased air fryer basket. (Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook each steak separately.)
- Slice 2 tablespoon of butter and place it on top of steak.
- Cook steak for 5 minutes per side, then check the temp. It should cook it to 120* but the size and thickness of the steak will affect cooking time so best to go by the temperature after 10 minutes.
- Allow meat to rest on wood cutting board for 5 to 10 minutes prior to serving. Add another tablespoon of butter while steak rests.
- if the internal temp shows 120* Close the air fryer and allow the steak to rest inside as it is still warm for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, check to be sure the internal temp has reached between 125-127*.
- temp is between 130-135* Anticipate the steak rising another 5* as it rests when considering cooking time. Add 1-2 additional minutes for medium. Don't cook it past medium.
- Slice and serve. Enjoy every bite.