How to air fry Country Style Ribs perfectly
This recipe is for boneless country style ribs, please be sure to read all the preparation notes for this one.
- Preheat air fryer to 380F
- Add prepared country style ribs to air fryer (see below)
- Cook at 380F for 15-20 minutes
We used the COSORI to air fry this (affiliate link, we get a fee), always check your food with a good kitchen thermometer.
Country style ribs aren’t actually ribs at all, they’re actually cuts of pork should AKA pork butt – the kind used in carnitas and pulled pork. That means lots of lovely fatty striations – perfect for the air fryer. The country style ribs come out with a lovely slightly charred finish on the outside, and perfectly juicy on the inside.
You should note that this style of meat can vary a great deal in cut and size, that means the cook time can be a little fluid. I find that most smaller cuts will be at temp after 15 minutes, some larger ones take closer to 20 minutes. Please always use a reliable kitchen thermometer if you’re unsure.
Remember the FDA recommends 145F as the safe temperature for cooked pork, while some might prefer a more well done pork – that too affects the cooking time.
At a bare minimum all you really need to do is quickly toss your ribs in a little cooking oil. Avoid olive oil with its lower smoke point though.
You will more than likely want to liberally season with salt and pepper too – or if you’re feeling fancy, marinate in the fridge before cooking. Below I’ve included some pictures of country style ribs marinated in a Vietnamese chili sauce and after that, just basic ribs in salt and pepper.
This website and all recipes are presented as a reference only. Many variables may influence your own cooking times. Read this info on using our recipes.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page if you'd like to comment on this recipe, suggest an improvement or otherwise. You can also join our Facebook Air Frying group to talk to other like minded air frying enthusiasts!