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Bratwurst in Air Fryer

You can make perfect bratwurst in an air fryer in just a couple of minutes. Of course this is not a sophisticated recipe as we buy the brats pre-made.

But if a charcoal grill is not an option and you don’t want to use a regular pan, you can simply use your air fryer to make excellent bratwurst at home.

Let’s see how to make bratwurst in an air fryer!

Cooking Time And Temperature

Cooking time and temperature can somewhat vary on the thickness of the brats and how do you like them cooked, but it’s a good starting point to use the following settings:

  • Temperature: 390 F (200 C)
  • Cooking time: 6 minutes.

Don’t forget to preheat your air fryer and also turn the bratwursts once in the middle of the cooking process.

Cooking bratwurst in air fryer 2

Two Useful Tips When Making Bratwurst in an Air Fryer

I cannot emphasize that the biggest advantage of an air fryer, i.e. it fries without the use of any oil, is in fact one of it’s biggest cons, when it comes to cooking techniques. Fats and oils are very good heat conductors and everything will fry much better when some fat is used.

When it comes to making bratwurst in an air fryer, my first recommendation is to pat the brats dry with a kitchen towel before frying them. In modern packaging, there is often a watery or gelatinous coating that fries off well in a regular pan but may behave differently in an air fryer.

My second recommendation is to apply a very thin layer of oil or fat coating on your bratwursts immediately before cooking. They will have a much nicer color and some additional flavor this way.

Bratwurst with fat coating
Air fryer bratwurst with French fries

Bratwurst in Air Fryer

A quick and easy way to make delicious bratwurst at home without a grill
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 10 oz bratwurst
  • oil or fat just to coat the brats, optional


  • Preheat your air fryer and prepare the bratwurst. Pat them dry and lightly coat them with oil or fat (optional).
    Bratwurst with fat coating
  • Put the brats in the air fryer basket. Fry them for 6 minutes at 390 F.
    Cooking bratwurst in air fryer 1
  • Turn the bratwursts once after 3 minutes.
    Cooking bratwurst in air fryer 2
  • Once ready, enjoy your bratwurst warm and fresh!
    Air fryer bratwurst with French fries
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