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Air fryer fillet steak, or air fryer fillet mignon is one of the tastiest meats that you could ever cook in your air fryer.
You will love how simple fillet steaks are in the air fryer, how little prep is needed and how they give your Saturday night steak dinner the wow factor.
Our air fryer fillet steaks were originally shared in June 2017 during a round of the whole30 and this is our updated version.
If you have followed Recipe This for a while, then you will know I am obsessed with steak in the air fryer.
Plus, we also have a great guide showing you how to cook steak in the air fryer.
But if you want the best steak ever for your air fryer, then nothing will ever beat air fryer fillet steak.
I bought some from the butchers and planned to update our air fryer fillet steak recipe for a while, and then another and another air fryer recipe came up and it was still sat there in the freezer.
Dominic said, that he was still hoping for his fillet steak, so I got it out of the freezer, thawed it and here I finally am sharing my love for the best air fryer steak you will ever have.
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Best Way To Cook Fillet Steak?
The best way to cook fillet steak is in the air fryer, it is also the easiest way to cook fillet steak.
I know many unexperienced home cooks that find it scary to do steak in a pan because they are worried that the pan is not hot enough, it will spit at them or not knowing when to turn it.
Whilst with air fryer fillet steaks, you load them into the air fryer and simply turn them halfway through.
Can You Air Fry Fillet Steak?
Yes, you can air fry fillet steak. Fillet steak is amazing and thanks to its tenderloin shape, you could cook 4 fillet steaks at once, or even cook steak and chips at the same time.
You can also air fry most cuts of steak from sirloin to thin cut steak to ribeye.
Is Steak In An Air Fryer Good?
Yes, steak in the air fryer is very good. I am always amazed at how good air fryer steak is and each time we have it, I wonder why we don’t have it more often.
We have been cooking steak in the air fryer for many years now and even cook air fryer frozen steak for when we have forgotten to thaw first.
What Is The Best Steak For The Air Fryer?
The better quality the cut of steak in the air fryer the better. A braising steak wouldn’t be nice in the air fryer as it’s a tough fatty cut.
Whilst sirloin, ribeye, rump, and fillet are the winners.
Depending on your budget I would recommend cooking one of these four. Or if you are in the US check out Butcher Box as they often have a fantastic steak deal going on.
What Is Fillet Steak?
Fillet steak is steak that has been cut from the tenderloin of the beef. It is often referred to as beef tenderloin steak, as well as by its most famous name of fillet steak.
Fillet steak is not very long and has a round shape to it. Its also popular in steak restaurants around the world.
Because steak fillets come from the tenderloin its also the best steak you could ever buy.
Fillet or Filet?
Fillet is the way us Brits spell it, and filet is how our friends across the pond spell it.
Its totally personal choice if you are fillet or filet.
Also, if you are in the USA, you are more likely to refer to it as air fryer filet mignon, rather than air fryer fillet steak.
But rest assured filet mignon in air fryer and fillet steak in air fryer are one of the same.
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Filet Mignon Air Fryer Ingredients
Steak – Depending where you live, you will need either 2 fillet mignon steaks or 2 fillet steaks. I prefer a thicker cut, otherwise you are not getting much steak for your money and 6oz is my favourite size.
Seasoning. Then for seasoning your fillet steak I recommend keeping it simple. Steak is amazing on its own, especially steak fillet and add too much seasoning and you take the taste away from the best feature. I recommend just some salt and pepper on each side as well as some garlic powder.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this filet mignon recipe it has just been our Philips Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.
Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.
How To Cook Fillet Steak?
- Load. Place your fillet steaks into the air fryer basket. Season well.
- Cook. Air fry for 4 minutes on each side for a medium to rare fillet steak.
- Serve. Then serve with our air fryer chips for the ultimate air fryer steak and chips dinner.
And I am sure you can see now how easy it is cooking fillet steak in air fryer and why you should be doing it too!
How To Season Fillet Steak
Seasoning your fillet steak is simple and it can be done directly in the air fryer basket or on a clean chopping board.
Simply sprinkle salt and pepper over the steak, and don’t do it too close because you want an even coating on your steak.
Then after the fillet steak has done its cook on one side, turn over and season again on the other side.
How Long To Cook Fillet Steak?
The air fryer fillet steak cook time will vary depending on whether you want rare, medium rare, medium, medium to well, or even well done.
Though well done fillet steak in my opinion totally ruins it and I am more a medium rare kind of girl.
Our medium rare fillet steak took 4 minutes on each side, however if I wanted medium 6 minutes on each side would have been spot on.
Now for fillet steak temperature I recommend 180c/360f regardless of if you want rare, medium, or well done steak.
What To Cook With Fillet Steak?
For me, enjoying fillet steak, is not just about the steak but the whole meal. I want to enjoy fillet steak with loads of potatoes and sometimes a steak sauce.
Here are a few suggestions of what to cook with your fillet steak:
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
- Air Fryer Chips
- Soup Maker Peppercorn Sauce Without Cream
- Soup Maker Cheese Sauce
Fillet Steak Tips & Tricks
- Go for a medium cut of fillet steak. I find that a big cut is not as flavoursome. If you want more steak, simply cut yourself 2 slices.
- Ideal size is a 6oz fillet steak and you can fit four of these in the air fryer basket at once.
- Keep the seasoning simple with salt and pepper and enjoy the flavour of the fillet steak.
- I have seen requires for air fryer fillet mignon at 400 degrees. Avoiding maxing the temperature of the air fryer, as it will ruin your steak.
Top Air Fryer Trick – You can also use the air fryer to reheat your leftover steak. Simply follow our guide for reheating steak in the air fryer.
Your fillet steak in air fryer recipe is below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.
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Air Fryer Fillet Steak
- Season your steaks with salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning, if using.
- Place your fillet steaks into the air fryer basket.
- Air fry for 4 minutes at 180c/360f then turn and season again on the other side and air fry for another 4 minutes on the same temperature.
- Serve with potato wedges.