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How Do I Cook Frozen Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer



How Do I Cook Frozen Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer To Make Up A Quick Breakfast

How Do I Cook Frozen Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer? This is one of the main questions, I hear from breakfast lovers. They want to know if it is indeed possible to achieve the same crispiness they would get from an oil fried hash brown. Today’s post was determined to let you know that it is, in fact, possible and showing you exactly how to achieve it. Let’s get right to it!

How Do I Cook Frozen Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer

Making hash browns from scratch is entirely possible from home. However, many reasons may hinder us from creating fresh hash browns. You may be a busy professional, single parent with an active life, or simply not the cooking experiment type. Regardless of the reason, you are still able to enjoy hash browns by purchasing them pre-made from the grocery store.

These are typically found in the freezer aisle and are incredibly easy to whip up in your air fryer. Here is a simple recipe that I have found works with multiple brands of frozen hash browns.

Recipe To Cook Frozen Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • Hash Brown, 4 Frozen Patties
  • black pepper
  • salt

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Directions

  1. Transfer your hash browns patties to your air fryer basket. You want to set them in an even single layer. Do not pack them on top of each other or overcrowd the basket.
  2. Set to cook in your air fryer for about 10 minutes at 380 degrees F. Turn your hash browns over then return to your air fryer.
  3. Allow to continue cooking for another 2 – 5 minutes (depending on your preference for crispiness). Season hot and serve.

Common Questions When Cooking Frozen Hash Browns

Do I need to spritz my hash browns with oil before cooking?

The frozen hash browns will crisp as you get from your favorite fast food restaurant without a drop of oil.

Should I thaw my hash browns before air frying?

No. Never defrost your hash browns before air frying. Doing so tends to make the hash brown patties soft and soggy. To avoid this, cook your hash browns directly from the freezer.

Can I add the entire box of hash browns to my air fryer in a single batch?

Not unless they can all fit comfortably in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Try not to pack them on top of each other or overcrowd the basket. This will hinder your hash brown patties from cooking properly.

Should I preheat my air fryer before cooking hash browns?

Believe it or not, this is a loaded question. There are no set parameters when it comes to preheating before cooking hash browns. It is entirely based on your own preference. The recipe featured above, however, was tested in an air fryer that was not preheated. So, the timing was determined on that basis.

It is vital to note, however, that if you are cooking multiple batches consecutively, the second batch onward would be going into a preheated fryer. This means they would crisp and cook quicker than your first batch. So, be sure to keep that in mind when setting the time. You can also flip them as much as needed to get your preferred color and crisp on both sides.

How Do I Cook Fresh Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer: Recipes

Hash Browns

Hash browns are a breakfast staple and when you use your air fryer you are guaranteed to get the crispiest hash browns every time.

Prep Time: 35 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and shred your potatoes.
  2. Soak Potatoes in water, then drain and repeat to remove excess starch.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan and sauté the potatoes for a few minutes.
  4. Mix the potatoes and all the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  5. Flatten them out over a plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the fryer to 360 degrees.
  7. Cut your hash browns into squares and place them in the basket brushing them with a little oil.
  8. Cook for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Nutritional Info: Calories:92, Sodium: 7 mg, Dietary Fiber:2.7 g, Fat: 1.4 g, Carbs:18.6 g, Protein: 2 g.

How Do I Cook Cheesy Shredded Hash Browns In An Air Fryer

These cheesy hash browns are perfect for all cheese lovers. Thanks to your air fryer they will be crispy, golden, and covered in cheese.  

Prep Time: 35 Minutes | Cook Time: 15 Minutes | Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Corn Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and shred your potatoes.
  2. Soak Potatoes in water, then drain and repeat to remove excess starch.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan and sauté the potatoes for a few minutes.
  4. Mix the potatoes and all the dry ingredients until well mixed.
  5. Flatten them out over a plate and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  6. Preheat the fryer to 360 degrees.
  7. Cut your hash browns into squares and place them in the basket brushing them with a little oil.
  8. Cook for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  9. Top your hash browns with cheddar cheese and return to your air fryer. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes or until your cheese is melted.

Nutritional Info: Calories:200, Sodium: 9 mg, Dietary Fiber:2.7 g, Fat: 12 g, Carbs:20 g, Protein: 6 g.

Final Thoughts

Hash browns serve as the perfect side for breakfast. They can be enjoyed with eggs, sausages, or even on their own. This is especially true when they are cooked to crispy perfection. Thanks to air fryers, this is exactly how your hash browns will be.

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