Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Links. Air Fryer sausage links is the latest addition to our air fryer frozen food recipe series here at Recipe This. Introducing you to how easy it is cook frozen sausage links in your air fryer.
Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Links
We always make sure we have a good stash of frozen sausage links in the freezer ready for the air fryer. We batch them into freezer bags with 8 medium sized sausage links in each.
They then go in our large chest freezer and we use them whenever have a craving for sausage links, or when we can’t be bothered to cook.
After all, frozen sausage links are perfect for loading into the air fryer for lazy comfort food days.
Or we have a teenage boy use for them. Our son who has recently turned 18, is the typical messy teenager. Leave him alone with our kitchen gadgets and they need a deep clean treatment. Or then there is all the washing up that you see when you get home.
But one of his favourite foods in the air fryer, as well as a food that he doesn’t fill the kitchen with washing up, is air fryer frozen sausages.
He can grab a freezer bag of frozen sausage links, cook them in the air fryer with some air fryer fries and he has lunch. Then when we get home, we know that we still have a clean kitchen!
When we left him housesitting last summer for a week, it was his favourite go to quick snack. He was on work experience so got his main meal at work and it was ideal for him.
But I love air fryer frozen sausage links for when I am cooking last minute and want something fast.
Air Fryer Sausages From Frozen
In an ideal world, it is easier to cook your air fryer sausage from thawed rather than frozen. This is because it takes less cooking time and you can just dump the sausages in the air fryer and come back when they are cooked.
The difference with frozen, is that you need to cook them for longer and at 2 different temperatures.
For example, you start cooking your frozen sausages at a low heat and then process to a medium heat.
BUT they both taste the same and you really can’t tell that one lot of your air fryer sausage links was cooked from thawed and one lot from frozen.
Or another method comes about when your sausages are stuck together. Imagine getting them out of the freezer bag and they are like this:
You could keep rinsing them under a tap or bang them for a while with a knife. But there is another way. That is to cook them stuck together first and then before you increase the temperature you open the air fryer and they break up in your hands naturally.
To do this I will start the air fryer frozen sausages at 160c for 6 minutes, break them up and then finish cooking at a medium heat.
It works every time!
Air Fryer Sausage Cook Time & Temperature?
For my air fryer frozen sausages cook time I cook them for a total of 12 minutes.
- The first 6 minutes are at 160c
- The last 6 minutes are at 180c
This makes sure that the sausages are piping hot in the middle and lovely and crispy on the outside. In other words, PERFECT air fryer sausage links!
When I was growing up my dad would get drunk and forget about the sausages on the barbecue and I was horrified as a picky teen to eat sausages with black bits on them. However, air fryer sausages are a perfect shade of brown.
How To Cook Frozen Sausage Links In The Air Fryer?
It is so easy to air fry frozen sausage links. It is one of those blink and you will miss it moments.
- Place your frozen air fryer sausages into the air fryer basket.
- Cook on a low heat to start the defrosting process.
- When it beeps increase the heat to medium and cook for the same time again.
- That’s it you’re DONE.
The Best Air Fryer Frozen Foods
We have many favourites for cooking from frozen in the air fryer. The air fryer is fantastic for taking your favourite frozen food, opening the bag or box and loading it into the air fryer.
Here are our 10 favourite air fryer frozen food recipes:
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
- Air Fryer Frozen Mini Pizzas
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Mushrooms
- Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
- Air Fryer Frozen Potato Chips
- Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Air Fryer Frozen Sausage Links
- 8 Frozen Sausage Links
- Place your sausage links into your air fryer basket.
- Set the temperature to 160c/320f and cook for 6 minutes.
- When it beeps change the temperature to 180c/360f and cook for a further 6 minutes.
- When it beeps serve your air fryer sausages warm.
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