Baby Back Ribs (Emeril Lagasse Pressure Air Fryer Duet Recipe)


About 9 pounds of Baby Back ribs, 3 slabs
Pork rub of choice
1 cup apple juice
1 cup water
BBQ sauce of choice (optional)


  1. Remove the membrane from the back of all the ribs, using a butter knife and paper towels.
  2. Cut the slabs of ribs into quarters. Or you may cut them into fifths.
  3. Cover the ribs with your pork rub of choice and place them into the pot. Make sure nothing is over the max fill line.
  4. Pour in the apple juice and water.
  5. Place the pressure cook lid onto the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer.
  6. Lock the lid so it is sealed.
  7. Press the Pressure button and turn the dial to Pork.
  8. Press the dial in and confirm 30 minutes cooking time.
    (This is high pressure for 30 minutes.)
  9. Press the dial in to start the cook.
    (It may take about 38 minutes to fully pressurize.)
  10. When the cooking time completes, allow 20 minutes of natural release. Then press the pressure release slider, to release the remaining pressure. Use caution when releasing pressure.
  11. Remove the ribs from the pot and place them all into a pan.
  12. Using pot holders empty out the fluids in the pot. Rinse and dry the pot with paper towels.
    (You may save the fluid for other dishes that need a broth.)
  13. Place the pot back into the Emeril Pressure Air Fryer.
  14. Insert the wire rack.
  15. Place a few portions of rib onto the wire rack. Enough to make one layer without overlapping. You may also apply your BBQ sauce of choice.
  16. Put on the air fry lid.
  17. Press the Air Fry button and turn the dial to Beef.
  18. Press the Time button and turn the dial to about 35 minutes.
  19. Press the dial in to start the cook.
  20. Allow the air fry to run for 5 minutes and then lift the lid off, to pause the cook.
  21. Remove the seared ribs and repeat this process to sear the remaining ribs.
  22. Enjoy!

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