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Air Fryer Hash Browns (From Scratch)

Air Fryer Hash Browns are a healthier alternative to the greasy, deep-fried restaurant version. When you cook hash browns in air fryer, you can enjoy all the flavor without all the guilt. Since this recipe is made from scratch, your hash browns are free of any unwanted additives.

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I like to have crispy hash browns or air fryer smashed potatoes to start my day off right. This is a hash brown recipe that you can easily whip up with just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover potatoes you might have, but feel free to add in any extras seasoning that you like.

Air Fryer Hash Browns

Hash browns are a classic breakfast item, and they can be made in an air fryer! This recipe is easy to follow and yields delicious results. With just a little bit of prep work, you can have hash browns that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

the texture inside
dipped in ketchup sauce

There are many reasons why this dish tastes so good. First, the potatoes are fully cooked then shredded and coated with seasonings. This ensures that they will be nice and crispy when fried (no crunchy bites inside). Second, the seasoning is simple but effective. A little salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder go a long way in terms of flavor. Lastly, the air fryer cooks the hash browns evenly and quickly, so they come out perfect every time!

Hash Brown Recipe

ingredient list
  • Potatoes – As long as they’re not waxy type of potatoes. The best potatoes to use for hash browns are russet potatoes. They have a high starch content which helps to create that crispy exterior.
  • Oil- A little bit oil help cooking through quickly and not to dry out. Choose a oil with high smoking point, such as avocado oil, grape seed oil…etc.
  • Cornstarch – Only small amount to help the hash browns binding.
  • Spices & Herbs – Onion powder, garlic powder, mixed herbs, salt, and pepper.
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So why do these hash browns taste so good? First, you’ll want to start with fresh potatoes rather than frozen ones.

How to Cook Hash Browns in an Air Fryer

how to make
  1. Wash and peel the potatoes. Place them in a steamer, cook for 25-30 minutes (a knife can be inserted through easily, fully cooked but not mushy). Leave them in the refrigerator and let them cool overnight. You must let them completely cool overnight (or at least 6 hours) so they won’t become mushy when grated. If you try to grate them at this point, you will get mashed potatoes instead).
  2. Grab a large mixing bowl. Use a grater or food processor to shred the potatoes.
  3. Add all the seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, mixed herbs, salt, and pepper), oil, and cornstarch to the potatoes, and gently combine using a spatula.
  4. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate. Make hash browns with a large cookie cutter (1 potato = 1 large hash brown). Press a little bit until they form patties.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 190 C| 375 F. Gently place the hash brown patties in the air fryer and make sure they are not overlapping each other. Air fry for 15 minutes.
  6. Once golden brown, flip to another side and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until golden crispy (the cooking time may vary, you can adjust the time by using your own judgement). Serve when hot, enjoy!

How To Store

  • Uncooked Hash Brown Patties:
two hash brown patties on a plate

You can pre-made these patties. If you want to freeze them, you can freeze them on a baking sheet. Once they’re frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag and don’t forget to line parchment paper between them to prevent sticking. Be sure to label the container with the date you made the hash browns. This will help you keep track of how long they’ve been in the freezer.

In the fridge, they will last up to 3 days. If you want to store them In the freezer, they will last up to 3 months without a problem.

  • Cooked Hash Brown Patties:

Cooked hash browns can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Here’s how to store them:

  1. Place cooked hash browns in an airtight container. If you plan to reheat them, spray a little bit of oil to the container before sealing it. This will help keep them from drying out.
  2. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the hash browns in a skillet over medium heat. Add a bit more oil if needed.

Frequent Asked Questions

Q: How do I prevent my hash browns from getting soggy?

Don’t overcrowd the basket. If you’re cooking a lot of hash browns at once, cook them in batches.

Q: What is the best oil for air frying hash browns?

When it comes to air frying hash browns, you want to use an oil that has a high smoke point. This means that it can withstand high temperatures without burning or smoking. Some good options include avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and peanut oil.
You also want to choose an oil that has a neutral flavor. This way, it won’t interfere with the taste of your hash browns. Avocado oil and peanut oil are good choices in this regard.

Finally, you want to make sure that the oil you choose is healthy. Avocado oil and grapeseed oil are both good choices in this regard. They are high in healthy fats and antioxidants.

Q: Can you cook hash browns from frozen in air fryer?

You can cook frozen hash browns in an air fryer by placing them in the basket. Cook for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit each side until reaching your desired color and crispness.

Q: What temperature do you cook hash browns in Airfryer?

The best way to do it is at a temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that your hash browns come out nice and crispy on the outside, while still being soft and fluffy on the inside.

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Air-Fryer Hash Browns (From Scratch)

Air Fryer Hash Browns are a healthier alternative to the greasy, deep-fried restaurant version. By using an air fryer, you can enjoy all the flavor of your favorite hash browns without all the guilt. And, since this recipe is made from scratch, you can be sure that your hash browns are free of any unwanted additives.
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Servings: 2 patties
Calories: 169kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Potatoes approx. 500g

Seasonings

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Place them in a steamer, cook for 25-30 minutes (a knife can be inserted through easily, fully cooked but not mushy). Leave them in the refrigerator and let them cool overnight. You must let them completely cool overnight (or at least 6 hours) so they won’t become mushy when grated. If you try to grate them at this point, you will get mashed potatoes instead).
  • Grab a large mixing bowl. Use a grater or food processor to shred the potatoes.
  • Add all the seasonings (onion powder, garlic powder, mixed herbs, salt, and pepper), oil, and cornstarch to the potatoes, and gently combine using a spatula.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate. Make hash browns with a large cookie cutter (1 potato = 1 large hash brown). Press a little bit until they form patties.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 190 C| 375 F. Gently place the hash brown patties in the air fryer and make sure they are not overlapping each other. Air fry for 15 minutes.
  • Once golden brown, flip to another side and cook for a further 5-10 minutes until golden crispy (the cooking time may vary, you can adjust the time by your own judgement). Serve when hot, enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1patty | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 444mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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