You can cook many kinds of sausages in your air fryer. You can also fit up to 6 at a time if they are arranged into one layer in the basket and cook them for 9-12 minutes on 400 degrees Fahrenheit until well browned outside and no longer pink inside when you cut it open. Other thick, fresh sausages like bratwurst or kielbasa work similarly as long as these types do not have fillers that need cooking through first before frying.
Since you are going to cook sausages in your air fryer, it is important to coat the basket with oil so they don’t stick. The best kind of sausages for air fried are fresh and uncooked kinds (no matter if they’re skinless or not).
When cooking sausages in an air fryer, season them on both sides with salt and pepper before frying. Also, it’s a good idea to flip them over halfway through cooking time so both sides will be browned evenly. It is also advised to place the sausages in a single layer in the air fryer basket because when you arrange 3-4 of them together, they might get stuck together while frying due to their sticky nature.
You can also choose to make a sauce on the side to go with your air fryer cooked sausages. For example, you can pour 2-3 tablespoons of any kind of barbecue sauce in a bowl. Then, add 1 tablespoon each of water and apple cider vinegar into the mixture as well and stir it together before pouring it over the sausages halfway through cooking time.
Because air fryers are excellent at frying, they deliver delicious results in such a short amount of time too (about 7 minutes). When using an air fryer to cook sausages, preheating is not necessary just like other kinds of frying appliances because this appliance cooks food by circulating hot air around them; there’s no oil needed either because oil is only used to coat the basket.
It’s a fact that cooking sausages in an air fryer is much healthier than pan frying them or deep frying them because you can save around 50-65% of fat when you choose to cook sausages this way.
You can add your favorite toppings on your freshly cooked sausage such as ketchup, mustard, relish, and onions then serve these with French fries for a delicious meal. This is also a good choice if you have some coleslaw in the fridge too so you don’t need to buy any pre-packaged mix anymore!
Some people prefer cooking sausages using their stove top grills but it takes time for the grill marks to form and before the sausages can brown nicely. When cooking them in an air fryer, you can have beautifully shaped grill marks and a lovely golden brown color is achieved within minutes too!
It’s also a good idea to add spices when cooking sausages like cayenne pepper or paprika for extra flavor. You can also cook carrots along with the sausages so they can be coated with barbecue sauce as well after frying them.
So, next time you’re thinking about what to cook for your family meal, consider cooking some yummy air fryer-cooked sausages instead because this appliance lets you prepare food quickly and easily without making much mess!