How to Cook Frozen Sausage Links in Air Fryer?
I love to make breakfast for my family, but it can be a pain at times. I usually rely on grab-and-go breakfasts during the week, and then sometimes waking up early enough one morning of the weekend or even making dinner into brunch is always fun! But when you’re coming off an exhausting workweek, there’s nothing worse than being tasked with cooking eggs, bacon, sausage & pancakes with little preparation time left in your day. Until now, that is… I’ve discovered if I use my air fryer for cooking frozen sausages links, they come out perfect every time without much effort on my end-my whole family loves them because they taste just as good as fresh ones too!
Origin of Sausage:
Sausages first appeared by this name in English writings in 1620. However, the word first appears in print in a book by John Lawrence first published in 1549-50, The Good Huswifes Jewell. In it, he described the preparation of “Sausages” and how they were made: first with oatmeal (made into a batter), then stuffed into the casing of stomachs.
The first surviving recipe for sausages in English (traditionally dated to 1390) was first printed in 1545 as “To Make Sausage”. The first print recipe for frankfurters comes from Daily life in Germany: a sourcebook of medieval origins, 1050-1550 by Georg Dehio. It has been argued that these may be the first German or at least the first solid meat sausages made entirely of pork.
To make white sausages first-chop fat and lean, add bread crumbs, chopped onion and parsley, spices, and salt; mix well together; then add eggs. And stuff the mixture into the intestines.
How are sausage links made?
Sausage Links – sausage in general – is a mixture of ground meat, fat, seasoning, and sometimes fillers packed into a casing and then tied or twisted at intervals to create individual links. Traditionally, link sausage is stuffed into natural casings made from the intestines of animals, but artificial casings are also available on the market. These days most commercial sausages use synthetic casings.
The sausage maker starts by combining ground meat with additional ingredients for sausage such as salt, curing agents like sodium nitrite, spices or flavorings, and other non-meat products.
All sausage starts as ground meat passed through a grinder or chopped by hand and mixed with spices, herbs, water, and other ingredients to form the sausage mixture. After that, it is formed into individual sausage shapes and frozen for future use market. Most commercial sausage links use synthetic casings, so sausage making is not just about sausage stuffers anymore.
The Advantages of Air Fryer Cooking Frozen Sausage Links:
I have been cooking my breakfast for years, and it’s always a mess. I try to cook the eggs, bacon, or sausage links at one time while also making pancakes on another burner, but more often than not, everything ends up burnt or rubbery. The air fryer has allowed me to multitask in ways that were never possible before! Now I can scramble some eggs during most of the process, then put them back into their pan when they are partially cooked with butter and salt – and this all happens without ever dirtying any different dishes!
I’m not a fan of cooking eggs in my kitchen. The smell can be overpowering, and it lingers for hours after the stovetop has been cleaned up. Air fryer recipes are perfect because they don’t leave behind that greasy stench as traditional frying does! Plus, I love breakfast sausage, but its scent was too heavy to linger inside my house all day long – luckily, with an air fryer, you’re left smelling nothing but crispy bacon grease instead, which is much more pleasant!
Sausages that are air-fried make for a cleaner kitchen because the smell of breakfast sausage isn’t lingering in every crevice. Using an air fryer will even eliminate any stink from meat, and you won’t have to worry about your house smelling like sausages all day long.
Third, using an air fryer to cook frozen sausage links cuts down on oil. Sausages swim in their own fat and absorb it when cooked in a pan. Blotting with a paper towel is the only way to get rid of the oil. The oil, on the other hand, falls into the bottom of the air fryer, allowing you to enjoy your breakfast without the greasy.
Frozen Sausage Links in the Air Fryer
- Time to prepare: 5 minute.
- Time to cook: 15 minutes.
- Calories per serving: 110 kcal.
- 8 Frozen Sausage Links
- Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes 380°F.
- Using a parchment liner, line the bottom of your air fryer basket.
- In a single layer, place Sausage Links in your air fryer basket. Because the sausage is cooked in a single layer, it cooks evenly.
- Cook for 5 minutes at 380°F for little sausages and 15minutes for larger sausages. It will take 10 minutes to make a tiny standard sausage link, and 15 minutes to make a huge chicken sausage. Determine the sort of sausage you want to make and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- When the oven beeps, set to 380°F and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Use a meat thermometer to check that your sausage is cooked to 150°F due to the wide range of cook times for sausage links.
Place on a plate and enjoy!