Air fryer

Air fryer sausages with sweet potato hash browns

Sausages and hash browns are a breakfast favourite everywhere. Here they get an air fryer update so you can make them any time of the day.
Cooked sausages on a round plate with sweet potato hash browns.
Photography Nic Gossage Styling Kate Brown
1H 15M

One of the benefits of these air fryer sausages with hash browns, is that they are cooked using much less oil than if they were fried or grilled. Cooking sausages in air fryer makes for a healthier choice because for naturally fatty foods like sausages, you don’t need to add any extra oil. And that’s a win.

With crumb coated foods like these sweet potato hash browns, you should spray the air fryer basket and the food lightly with cooking spray, as some oil is needed to help with browning and taste. You could use an olive oil cooking spray, or one based on neutral flavoured oils such as canola, grapeseed or rice bran oil. Get to know the different types of cooking oils available and how to use them.

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Pull out the pan and basket of a 5.3-litre air fryer. Place sweet potato in basket and spray with oil. Slide pan and basket back into appliance. Set temperature to 180°C and set timer for 20 minutes; cook, turning sweet potato halfway through cooking time.


Taking care, pull out the pan and basket; add corn to basket. Set timer for 5 minutes; leave to cook.


Transfer sweet potato to a bowl and mash. Cut kernels from corn cob. Add kernels to mash with green onion; season and mix well.


Place sausages in basket. Reset temperature to 180°C and set timer for 15 minutes; cook sausages until browned and cooked through.


Meanwhile, shape heaped ⅓ cups of sweet potato mixture into patties and place on a baking-paper-lined tray. Place rice flour in a bowl. Lightly beat eggs in a shallow bowl. Place shredded coconut in a third bowl. Dust patties in flour, shaking off excess; dip in egg, then coat in the coconut. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set coating. (If not cooking immediately, refrigerate.)


Transfer sausages to a plate; cover to keep warm. Spray patties with oil on both sides and place in basket. Reset temperature to 160°C and set timer for 10 minutes; cook, turning halfway through cooking time, or until patties are golden brown.


Serve sausages with sweet potato hash browns, baby spinach leaves and tomato chutney.

Using rice flour means the hash browns are gluten free. To ensure the whole recipe is gluten free, buy gluten-free sausages and tomato chutney.

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