You can also par-boil them first, drain and then continue with the air frying recipe method. Par boiling helps make them a little softer and more cooked through the center. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of brussels sprouts. We like our brussels sprouts brown, crispy and tender. For small to medium brussels sprouts, cut them in half. If they’re larger, then cut them into thirds. Most importantly, try to buy them in all the same size for consistent cooking. We used a 3.7 qt air fryer.
1pound(454g)brussels sprouts, ends removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
3Tablespoons(15ml)olive oil, or less if you have less brussels sprouts
Add brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Evenly drizzle oil and balsamic vinegar over brussels sprouts. Add salt & pepper to taste. Toss the brussels sprouts well to completely coat with the oil and balsamic vinegar. Make sure to toss well to coat all the brussels sprouts. There shouldn't be any liquid left pooling at the bottom of the bowl.
Gently add the brussels sprouts to the air fryer basket or rack. Air fry at 360°F for about 15-20 minutes, depending on size of brussels sprouts. Shake and gently stir half way through, about 8 minutes into cooking. Make sure you shake at the halfway mark! You don’t want to end up with uneven cooking. Continue to air fry the brussels for the remainder of the time, or until the brussels are golden brown and cooked through.
TIP: Check earlier if needed to make sure brussels sprouts don't burn or shake/toss more often for even cooking (about 3 times). Or cook a little longer if needed to get everything crispy .
Season with extra salt and pepper if needed on the brussels sprouts. Well seasoned brussels are extra tasty. Enjoy!
Don’t crowd the basket. It’s better to cook in multiple smaller batches for even cooking, than it is to cook in one large batch.Doubling the recipe will work great but make sure your air fryer is large enough. We used a 3.7 qt for 1 pound of brussels sprouts. You might need add an additional 1-2 minutes of cooking time and give an extra shake or two while cooking. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.If cooking in multiple batches, the first batch will take longer to cook if Air Fryer is not already pre-heated.Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.