Air Fryer Hash Browns

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These air fryer hash browns cook in a fraction of the time as the oven or deep fryer! Crispy and perfectly golden, they work with both fresh and frozen patties. 

air fryer hash browns.

We tend to cook a lot of potatoes in our air fryer. 

We’ve done baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, and even french fries. Recently, we’ve added hash browns to the mix and love the variety!

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick. Compared to oven baking or deep frying, these hash browns cook in no time whatsoever.
  • Works with fresh or frozen ones. We like to use pre-frozen hash browns but freshly made ones work just as well!
  • Cheap. Frozen hash browns are one of the cheapest frozen foods available, and they can feed a crowd!

What I love about this recipe is just how perfect they turn out every single time. Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle, what more could I ask for?

Ingredients needed

  • Hash browns. I used frozen patties, but homemade ones work too.
  • Cooking spray. Use olive oil or any other neutral-flavored oil. 

How to air fry hash browns? 

Honestly, this recipe is so simple, even a toddler could do it (but maybe not around the air fryer!). Ready to have breakfast side in seconds? 

Step 1: Prep the air fryer

To begin, preheat your air fryer to 190C/375F for 5 minutes. Before placing the hash browns in the air fryer basket, get the cooking spray handy and grease it up to ensure they don’t stick. 

frozen hash browns in air fryer.

Step 2: Air fry the hash browns

Now, add a single layer of hash browns into the air fryer basket and air fry them for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. 

You will know the hash browns are done when they are crispy and golden on both sides. Once done, remove them from the air fryer.

hash browns in air fryer.

Can I use homemade hash browns?

Yes, you can use homemade hash browns. Simply make them from scratch and then shape them into patties. Once formed, follow the same process as the frozen ones.

Storage instructions

  • To Store: Leftovers can easily be stored in your fridge for 3 to 5 days in an air-sealed container.
  • To Freeze: If the hash browns are already pre-frozen/pre-cooked, avoid re-freezing them if they have been air fried. 
  • Reheating: Just pop them in a pre-heated air fryer till thoroughly warmed.
air fryer hash brown patties.

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Frequently asked questions

How long should I air fry frozen hash browns?

Air frying frozen hash browns for 10 minutes is sufficient. Make sure you flip them halfway through.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten-free because none of the ingredients contains gluten. However, be sure to check the packaging to ensure the hash brown patties weren’t prepared in a facility that also prepares foods that contain wheat, etc.

Can I reheat hash browns in the air fryer? 

Yes, you can reheat them in the air fryer. Simply air fry at 180C/350F for 2-3 minutes, until you hear them sizzling.

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Air Fryer Hash Browns (Frozen Or From Scratch)

5 from 4 votes
These air fryer hash browns cook in a fraction of the time as the oven or deep fryer! Crispy and perfectly golden, they work with both fresh and frozen patties. 
Servings: 4 hash browns
Prep: 1 min
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 9 mins

Ingredients  

  • 4 frozen hash browns

Instructions 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 190C/380F.
  • Grease an air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place 4 hash brown patties in it and air fry for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. 
  • Remove the hash browns from the air fryer basket once crispy and golden.

Notes

TO STORE: Leftovers can easily be stored in your fridge for 3 to 5 days in an air-sealed container.
TO FREEZE: If the hash browns are already pre-frozen/pre-cooked, avoid re-freezing them if they have been air fried. 
TO REHEAT: Just pop them in a pre-heated air fryer till thoroughly warmed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1hash brown pattyCalories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSodium: 0.2mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 0.01gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 0.1mgIron: 0.01mgNET CARBS: 15g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I am surprised the potato companies haven’t started putting air fryer instructions on their bags! I have tried crinkle fries at 10 minutes and they turn out great. I am going to get me some of these next grocery trip – didn’t even think about them.

    Please note, though, that the aerosol cooking sprays like Pam will eventually cause the coated surface of your air fryer basket to chip off. I put a bit of avocado oil in a small bowl and brush it on with a silicone brush, though actually with the fries I never use any oil as they are coated already. Just a tip gleaned from lots of people who had this problem!

    Nonaerosol sprays may be okay.