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
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.