Air Fryer Battered Sausage

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Air Fryer Battered Sausage. How to cook delicious frozen battered sausages in the air fryer. The air fryer alternative to fish and chip shop battered sausages.

If you love battered sausages for your Friday night chippy treat, then you will love the air fryer method. Less calories, super crispy and super easy.

This is an update of my air fryer battered sausage recipe that I originally published in the summer of 2016.

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Air Fryer Frozen Battered Sausages Recipe

Battered Sausage

What is your favourite treat from the fish and chip shop? Mine was always battered sausage, chips and gravy, or chips with scraps and gravy.

Don’t laugh too much, but I am the granddaughter of a fisherman and can’t stand battered fish and chips.

I just don’t get the obsession and would much rather have some chips and gravy and skip the fish.

Plus, my love for the sea has always been about the steamed mussels, the prawn cocktails and my addiction to instant pot salmon and broccoli.

But battered sausage is delicious, and I never ever feel like I am missing out on something or that other people are eating.

Today I wanted to show you how to take the fish and chip shop to the air fryer and serve up frozen battered sausages in the air fryer. Plus, you will love how delicious air fryer battered sausage is.


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What Is A Battered Sausage?

A battered sausage is a thick Cumberland style sausage that has been covered in the same batter that you find on battered fish.

It is then deep fried and is normally sold in the fish and chip shop.

Many call it a chippy sausage or a chip shop sausage.

What Is The Difference Between A Battered Sausage & A Corn Dog?

The common thing between a battered sausage and a corn dog is that they are both a type of sausage that has been battered.

A battered sausage is sold in the British fish and chip shop and is often called a chippy sausage.  

A corn dog is associated with the fair in the USA and is a hot dog style sausage that has been battered in a cornmeal batter and then served on a stick.

As someone that has eaten both a corndog and a battered sausage, I can tell you now the flavour of the sausage and the flavour of the batter are very different, but they are BOTH delicious.  

Battered Sausage Without Deep Frying

Say HELLO to the air fryer. Battered sausage in the air fryer is delicious and so easy, you will be wondering why you haven’t been doing this for ages.

I purchased some frozen battered sausages from FarmFoods and planned to air fry them instead of deep frying. Then you wont have the calories that come from the deep frying aspect of battered sausages.

Battered Sausage Air Fryer Ingredients

Battered Sausage Air Fryer

Battered Sausage – Battered sausage recipe from frozen starts with the frozen battered sausages. I highly recommend the battered sausages sold at FarmFoods. I have seen a lot of negative reviews and people on social media spitting out the Harry Ransdens ones so I didn’t try those.

Spray – We also recommend using some extra virgin olive oil cooking spray on your fish and chips sausage as it really helps crisp up the batter in the air fryer.

Chips – To complete your battered sausage at home, I would recommend transforming it into battered sausage and chips. Simply pair with our air fryer frozen chips, cook them together and you are all set.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this battered sausage recipe, it has just been our Philips Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes and perfectly fits a batch of battered sausage with our without the chips.

How To Do Battered Sausage?

air fryer frozen battered sausages step by step
  • Packaging. Start by removing your frozen battered sausages from the packaging and loading into the air fryer basket. Make sure you discard any crumbs as you go, to stop making the air fryer dirty.
  • Optional. If cooking battered sausage and chips, then give the chips a 5 minute head start at 180c/360f.
  • Cook. Next you want to almost cook your battered sausages and shake them to make sure they are not sticking too much.
  • Spray. If you would like crispier battered sausage just like the chippy, then spray them with extra virgin olive oil, for the last 2-3 minutes of air frying.

Battered Sausage Cooking Time

The air fryer battered sausage cook time is JUST 12 minutes. This takes the sausages from frozen raw battered sausages from the freezers of FarmFoods to perfectly cooked battered sausage that looks like something that came out of a chippy.

Can You Reheat Battered Sausage?

Yes, you can, but just the once. Like any other precooked meat, it can only be reheated once otherwise it is unsafe for consumption.

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Air Fryer Battered Sausage

Air Fryer Battered Sausage. How to cook delicious frozen battered sausages in the air fryer. The air fryer alternative to fish and chip shop battered sausages.
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 410kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Battered Sausage Ingredients:

  • 540 g Frozen Battered Sausage
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Air Fryer Frozen Chips optional


  • Remove frozen battered sausages from the bag and place in the air fryer making sure they are spread out.
    Battered Sausage Without Deep Frying
  • Air fry your battered sausage for 8 minutes at 180c/360f. Spray with extra virgin olive oil to create a crispier coating.
    Battered Sausage Without Deep Frying
  • Air fry for a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
    Battered Sausage Without Deep Frying


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Optional. You can also cook at the same time as our air fryer frozen chips and then enjoy sausage and chips for your Friday night supper. Simply add the frozen chips 5 minutes before the battered sausage and then everything will be ready together.
Thanks for reading our frozen battered sausage air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more frozen ideas, I recommend you check out our air fryer frozen meatballs next.


Calories: 410kcal | Protein: 20g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 859mg | Potassium: 335mg | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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  1. 5 stars
    I love these and after just recently buying a air fryer i was hoping i could do frozen foods and i bought these as a first thing to try if i could find a recipe/instructions, after seeing all your recipes i have alot of catching up to do compared to the US!!!


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