How To Make Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer

How To Make Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer And Its Benefits

How To Make Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer? This post will help you figure it out! I’m frequently asked this question by breakfast lovers. Their question is whether or not a pan fried hash brown would have the same crispiness they would get from an air-fried one. The purpose of today’s post was to let you know that it is possible and precisely how to achieve it. Here we go!

Benefits of Making Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer

You’ll consume more vegetables!

Make your morning a little more nutritious with this side dish that’s full of antioxidants, fiber, and phytonutrients. Breakfast potatoes do count as a vegetable, and giving them a fried crust would be a great idea! I used Cascadian Farms hash browns, which provide 8% DV for potassium – not too shabby.

It’s easy to clean up.

After I make frozen hash browns on the stovetop, I hate scrubbing the skillet. My hash browns always stick even when I am generous with the oil! My favorite part about this air fryer recipe is that it makes the potatoes slide right out of the air fryer trays.

Crispy hash browns are easy to make.

There is a nice combination of crispy edges and tender pieces in the hash browns. That’s why I like them so much. No unnecessary additives needed.

Vegan hash browns are suitable for several dietary restrictions.

The hash browns in this recipe will suit anyone following a Whole Food Plant Based diet (WFPB), flexitarian, vegetarian, and vegan.

I promise you, these potatoes are low calorie and low carbohydrate!

By themselves, the hash browns I used only contain 60 calories and 11 grams of net carbohydrate per 14.5 grams. As you’ll be cooking with oil, your calories will soar, but your carbs won’t be adjusted.

Healthy, delicious recipe for the whole family.

Whether you are trying to keep your picky eaters or increase their intake of vegetables in the mornings, this recipe is sure to make it easier.

Answers To Some Common Questions About Cooking Frozen Hash Browns

Is it necessary to spray my hash browns with oil before cooking them?

You can get fast food restaurant-quality hash browns from frozen without adding oil.

Is it necessary to thaw my hash browns before air frying them?

Not at all. When air frying hash browns, never defrost them. The result is a mushy, soggy hash brown patty. Make your hash browns straight from the freezer to avoid this.

Is it possible to cook my entire box of hash browns in my air fryer at once?

It is not recommended unless everything fits comfortably in the air fryer basket. Do not overcrowd the basket or stack them on top of each other. The hash brown patties will not cook properly.

When cooking hash browns in my air fryer, should I preheat it first?

This question is loaded, whether we like it or not. Preheating hash browns before cooking does not have set parameters. You can choose according to your own preferences. This recipe was, however, tried in a non-preheated air fryer. So, that was the basis for determining the timing.

It is important to note that if you cook more than one batch consecutively, after the first you’ll use a preheated fryer. As a result, they would be crispier and cook more quickly than the first batch. Therefore, you should set the time accordingly. Also, flip them as much as necessary to get the color and crisp you prefer.

Ingredients Needed To Make Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer

The following ingredients are needed to air fry frozen hash browns:

How To Make Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer

Making frozen hashbrowns in the air fryer is simple. To do this:

  1. Set your air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Transfer your frozen hash browns to your airfryer basket. In a single ayer (about 2 – 3 at a time).
  3. Lightly spritz with oil.
  4. Allow to cook for 9-10 minutes. No need to flip. Enjoy!

Recipes To Show You How To Make Fresh Hash Browns In Air Fryer

How To Make Classic Hash Browns In Air Fryer

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking oil


  1. Peel the potatoes using a vegetable peeler. Using a cheese grater shred the potatoes. If your grater has different-size holes, use the area of the tool with the largest holes.
  2. Put the shredded potatoes in a large bowl of cold water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Cold water helps remove excess starch from the potatoes. Stir to help dissolve the starch.
  3. Dry out the potatoes and dry with paper towels or napkins. Make sure the potatoes are completely dry.
  4. Season the potatoes with the paprika and pepper and salt to taste.
  5. Spray the potatoes with cooking oil and transfer them to the Air Fryer. Cook for 20 minutes at 360°F and shake the basket every 5 minutes (a total of 4 times).
  6. Cool before serving.

Nutrition: Calories 150, Fat 9g, Carbs 34g, Protein 4g

Radish Hash Browns

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 13 minutes

Servings: 4


  • radishes, 1 lb., washed and cut off roots
  • olive oil, 1 tbsp.
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • onion powder, 1/2 tsp.
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • onion, 1 medium
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt


  1. Slice onion and radishes using a mandolin slicer.
  2. Add sliced onion and radishes in a large mixing bowl and toss with olive oil.
  3. Transfer onion and radish slices in Air Fryer basket and cook at 360°F for 8 minutes Shake basket twice.
  4. Return onion and radish slices in a mixing bowl and toss with seasonings.
  5. Again, cook onion and radish slices in Air Fryer basket for 5 minutes at 400°F. Shake the basket halfway through.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition: Calories 62, Fat 3.7g, Carbs 7.1g, Protein 1.2g

Final Thoughts

This post was to help you figure it out whether or not a pan fried hash brown would have the same crispiness they would get from an air-fried one. I hope you were able to follow along while utlizing the tips presented.

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