How to cook Kielbasa in Air Fryer – Mami 100

How to cook Kielbasa in Air Fryer – Mami 100

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I knew it would be delicious, but it was much more delicious than I could have imagined. Slices of kielbasa become extremely flavorful when air-fried, accentuating the juiciness of the sausage with a firm, almost crisp exterior.

The air beater brings out the best in kielbasa, with hot circulating air giving it amazing texture and sealing in the juices. But air-frying kielbasa feels a lot smarter and more reasonable than frying sausage in oil, which is messy, greasy, and a pain in the ass. No oil needed here and all you need is the kielbasa – no extra seasoning needed! Smoked sausage is rich and quite flavorful on its own.

These are absolutely perfect for game day and cocktail parties, not to mention feeding a bunch of hungry teenagers who might show up after a soccer game or practice. Throw a plate of these kielbasa snacks on the table with mustard and ketchup for dipping, and back and forth and watch your fingers! And if you’re celebrating Oktoberfest, these are a must (served with mustard and sauerkraut, please!).

Woman serving air-fried kielbasa and mustard with a fork.Woman serving air-fried kielbasa and mustard with a fork.

These delicious kielbasa air fryer bites take almost no time to make, are very budget friendly and require no cooking skills whatsoever.

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Buying Kielbasa

Kielbasa is almost always sold cooked, and that’s the kind you should use in this recipe. Do not use raw kielbasa in this air fryer recipe. But explore – there are over 100 varieties of Polish kielbasa!

Most kielbasa are made from a mixture of pork and beef, but there are also versions made with turkey, turkey and pork, and other meat combinations. Choose the one you like the most; they work just as well here!

Recipe variations

  • If you want even more flavor, you can mix 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and paprika and sprinkle it evenly over the slices before frying.
  • If you like, make a dipping sauce (instead of serving with mustard or ketchup) that will give them a little flavor. Try horseradish sauce, remoulade sauce or barbecue sauce.
  • To cook the whole kielbasa in the air fryer, be sure to prick the sausage a few times with a fork before placing it in the air fryer. Air fry the whole kielbasa (or larger pieces of kielbasa) at 380 degrees for about 12 minutes, until heated through with a firm exterior.

How to Make Crispy Sliced ​​Kielbasa in the Air Fryer

  1. Cut the sausage: Cut the kielbasa into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
Woman cutting kielbasa on cutting board.Woman cutting kielbasa on cutting board.
  1. Air fry the kielbasa: Place the slices in a single layer in the air fryer. Bake at 380 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until hot and firm and slightly crispy on the outside. If you think about it, throw them in halfway through cooking to encourage browning as well.
Woman putting sliced ​​kielbasa in air fryer.Woman putting sliced ​​kielbasa in air fryer.
  1. Serve hot with your choice of sauce.
Serve air-fried kielbasa slices in orange bowls with mustard.Serve air-fried kielbasa slices in orange bowls with mustard.

Frequently asked questions

Need to preheat the fryer to cook sliced ​​kielbasa?

If you have a few extra minutes, go ahead and preheat the air fryer, but it really doesn’t matter. If you don’t preheat it, sliced ​​kielbasa will probably take a minute or more to cook to the ideal doneness.

How long does it take to cook Polish kielbasa in the air fryer?

Sliced ​​Polish kielbasa will take about 8 to 10 minutes at 380 degrees. A whole kielbasa will take about 10 to 12 minutes.

Air Fryer Kielbasa Cooking Tips

  • Be sure to spread the kielbasa in as close to a single layer as possible. It’s fine if the slices overlap a bit in the air fryer, but try not to crowd them or overcrowd the basket. If you think about it, toss the slices in the middle of the cooking process to encourage browning as well. If your slices are in a perfect single layer, you can skip shaking and tossing the slices.
  • Cutting the slices into 1/2-inch pieces will give you a nice crispy exterior to a juicy interior, but you can make the slices as thin or as thick as you like. You may want to adjust the cooking time up or down depending on the thickness of the slices.
  • If you want crisper slices, add a minute or two to the cooking time. If you want softer slices, cut a few minutes off the cooking time. The sausage is already fully cooked, so you’re really just reheating it to the desired texture and temperature. Remember that they will firm up a bit and become a bit chewier as they cool.
  • You can also use boiled kielbasa slices in other dishes, such as pasta, baked pasta, casserole, etc.

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Sliced ​​kielbasa in orange bowl with mustard and fork.Sliced ​​kielbasa in orange bowl with mustard and fork.

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  • Cut the kielbasa into 1/2 inch thick pieces.

  • Place them in a single layer in the air fryer. Bake slices at 380 F for 8 to 10 minutes, until hot and firm and slightly crispy on the outside. If you think about it, throw them in halfway through cooking to encourage browning as well.

  • Serve hot with your choice of sauce.

  • Most kielbasa are made from a mixture of pork and beef, but there are also versions made with turkey, turkey and pork, and other meat combinations. Choose the one you like the most; they work just as well here!
  • Be sure to spread the kielbasa in as close to a single layer as possible. It’s fine if the slices overlap a bit in the air fryer, but try not to crowd them or overcrowd the basket. If you think about it, toss the slices in the middle of the cooking process to encourage browning as well. If your slices are in a perfect single layer, you can skip shaking and tossing the slices.
  • Cutting the slices into 1/2-inch pieces will give you a nice crispy exterior to a juicy interior, but you can make the slices as thin or as thick as you like. You may want to adjust the cooking time up or down depending on the thickness of the slices.
  • If you want crisper slices, add a minute or two to the cooking time. If you want softer slices, cut a few minutes off the cooking time. The sausage is already fully cooked, so you’re really just reheating it to the desired texture and temperature. Remember that they will firm up a bit and become a bit chewier as they cool.
  • You can also use boiled kielbasa slices in other dishes, such as pasta, baked pasta, casserole, etc.

Calories: 1kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.003g, Protein: 0.02g, Fat: 0.05g, Saturated fat: 0.02g, Polyunsaturated fat: 0.01g, Monounsaturated fats: 0.02g, Cholesterol: 0.1mg, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 0.4mg, Vitamin C: 0.002mg, Calcium: 0.02mg, Iron: 0.002mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated so should only be used as an approximation.

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