Making brats in the air fryer is super easy! Perfectly cooked brats are ready in just 15 minutes, with minimal effort and cleanup.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- They cook up super fast in the air fryer! Other cooking methods such as grilling, on the stove, or in the oven typically take around 30 minutes. However, the air fryer cooks brats in record time – just under 15 minutes!
- The air fryer takes all the guesswork out of how long to cook these German sausages! Simply set the air fryer to 14 minutes, then pause at 7 minutes to give them a quick flip. Once the timer goes off, you’re guaranteed fully and perfectly cooked brats every time!
- You can serve them however you’d like! I love my bratwurst in a brioche roll with sauerkraut and mustard. Though if you’re looking for a low-carb meal, simply serve them over a bed of sautéed pepper and onions with kraut and mustard on the side – yum!
Uncooked Brats – Any uncooked brats will work in this recipe! Beer brats are a popular variety and I personally love the extra bit of flavor. However, you can use any kind of uncooked brat you’d like. If you can’t find uncooked brats, you can swap them out for uncooked sausage if you’d like!
- Pause your air fryer at 7 minutes to give the brats a quick flip. Flipping them halfway through cooking will ensure they cook and brown evenly on all sides!
- Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may be able to fit more brats if you’d like! However, I recommend only fitting as many brats into the air fryer as you can in a single layer. Do not stack the brats on top of each other, which will cause them to cook unevenly.
- Line your air fryer basket with an air-fryer-safe parchment paper to help soak up any excess grease. Brats have a tendency to release quite a bit of grease once cooked. Therefore, you can either pat them try with a paper towel when they’re done cooking, or get ahead of things by cooking them atop a layer of parchment paper! Just make sure to use parchment paper that’s safe for the air fryer.
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- 5 uncooked brats
- Air Fryer
- air-fryer-safe spray oil (optional)
- Preheat air fryer to 370° Fahrenheit. Once air fryer is preheated, lightly spray basket with spray oil (optional).
- Place brats in single layer in air fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd basket. Return basket to preheated air fryer and cook 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, use tongs to flip brats over, then return to air fryer and cook another 7 minutes.
- After 14-minute cook time is up (or when brats reach desired doneness), remove brats from air fryer and serve with desired sides and toppings.
- All air fryers behave differently, even two of the exact same model. Keep an eye on your brats and adjust the cook time as needed to prevent under- or over-cooking the brats.
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