Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

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Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties are a popular breakfast staple that are so easy to make in the air fryer and they always come out nice and crispy with no added oil.

hash browns on a plate

Although you can make frozen hash browns on the stove, I prefer making them in my air fryer. It is super convenient, quick, and gives it a really nice crispy crunch that it doesn’t quite achieve on the stove. Since the air fryer will cook evenly with circulating air, there’s no need to add any additional oil.

This recipe below is for frozen hashbrown patties that you can buy in the freezer section at the grocery. You’ll need alternate instructions for country-style hashbrowns that are shredded or for homemade hashbrowns.

» Serve these with Air Fryer Egg in a Hole, Easy Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs and these Air Fryer Egg Bites.

Ingredients You Need

hash browns to use for frozen hash brown patties

Making hash browns in the air fryer is effortless if you buy pre-formed frozen hash browns at the store. There are so many different brands. You can use any one that you like. We particularly like Ore Ida Hash Browns. Idaho Spuds Hash Browns are great too.

The amount of frozen hashbrown patties you can make depends only on the size of your appetize and the size of your air fryer. You won’t want to overlap them, so they get crispy all around. And the only other ingredient you’ll need is salt and pepper, or maybe some ketchup for dipping, if that’s your jam.

How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Making an air fryer hash brown patty is very easy. Here are simple steps you have to follow.

Place the frozen hash browns in the air fryer basket. There’s no need to spray the basket or the hash browns as they already contain a bit of oil. They will crisp up on their own just fine.

frozen hash browns in the air fryer basket

Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. They’ll end up perfectly crispy and just a little bit golden brown.

crispy hash browns on a plate with eggs and bacon

Tips & Suggestions

Here are a few things to remember when making air fry hash browns from frozen.

  • Don’t defrost the hashbrowns. They should be cooked from frozen in the air fryer. Save yourself the extra step!
  • Don’t stack the frozen hashbrowns in the air fryer or crowd them together. They need room to breath in order to get crispy all around. Only put as many in as you can fit without crowding.
  • There is no need to put any extra oil on the hashbrowns while they cook. The oil contained in them already will be sufficient to make them crispy.
  • Don’t use a fork or other metal utensil to flip or remove the hashbrowns. It can damage the non-stick coating. Instead, use silicon-tipped tongs or a spatula to move foods around.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use store-bought hash browns?

Yes, you can use store-bought hash browns. You don’t even need to thaw them before cooking in the air fryer. This is the absolute easiest way to make hash browns. They take no prep and turn out perfectly crispy with no additional oil.

Why are my hash browns not crispy?

There is pretty much no scenario I can imagine where your hash browns do not become crispy in the air fryer. The only reason I can think of would be if your air fryer cooks colder than most. In this case, you can add 5 minutes to the cooking time.

Do I need to increase the time for more than 4?

This recipe calls for 4 frozen hash browns, which is about the number that will fit in most people’s air fryers. If you add more, as long as they aren’t stacked up on each other, there is no need to adjust the time or temperature. Just cook as suggested.

crispy hash browns on a plate with eggs and bacon

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crispy hash browns on a plate with eggs and bacon

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties are a popular breakfast staple that are so easy to make in the air fryer and they always come out nice and crispy with no added oil.
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Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 120 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 frozen hash brown patties

Instructions
 

  • Place the frozen hashbrowns in the air fryer. There’s no need to spray them with oil.
  • Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal
Keyword Potatoes
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