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Air Fryer Hash Browns From Scratch

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Making these Air Fryer Hash Browns from scratch is super easy with just 2 ingredients and seasoning. They come out wonderfully crispy every time, ready in 20 minutes, and packed with flavor.

air fryer hash brown patty served for breakfast
Extra crispy air-fryer hash brown patty

Serve them alongside Air Fryer Sausage Links and Soft or Hard Boiled Air Fryer Eggs for the ultimate breakfast experience for your family.

Please continue scrolling down to find the recipe card below, which contains the complete list of ingredients with measurements, detailed recipe instructions, additional notes, and nutritional information.

Cooking air fryer hash brown patties is not just about their crispy goodness; it also means less mess and fewer grease splatters, making cleanup easier.

Also, the air-fryer hash browns are a healthier alternative to the traditional pan-fried version, needing only a minimal amount of oil to achieve that crispy texture!

Ingredients You’ll Need

labelled picture of ingredients for air fryer hash browns
  • Potatoes – Floury potatoes such as Maris Piper, Russet, King Edward, or Desiree potatoes work well for making air fry hash brown patties.
  • Melted butter – I use unsalted, good-quality butter to add extra flavor and crispness to air fryer potato patties. Alternatively, you can use olive oil or avocado oil to keep the recipe vegan.
  • Seasoning – I only add salt and freshly ground black pepper to keep the flavor simple. You can add garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili, or cayenne to spice things up!

How to Cook Hash Brown Patties in the Air Fryer

Important Note

Before you start cooking, note that times may differ among air fryers. I develop my recipes using a Cosori 6.8 air fryer. If you’re using a different air fryer, view my recipes as a general guide and tweak the cooking time—add a bit more or cook slightly less as needed.

Making air fryer shredded hash brown patties is extremely easy and straightforward. 

However, you need to follow a few simple steps to achieve the best results:

Peel the potatoes and grate them using a box grater or a food processor. Place the grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel or muslin cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.

grated potatoes on a muslin cloth

In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes, melted butter, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.

grated potatoes, melted butter, salt, and pepper placed in a bowl

Divide the potato mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.

Quick Tip!

You have the option to use a ring cutter for perfectly round patties, or you can keep them rustic.

Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (360°F). Take out the grate from the bottom and brush the air fryer basket with olive oil to prevent sticking.

Place the hash brown patties in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each patty to allow for even cooking.

hash brown turned into patties and placed in air fryer basket

Cook the patties in the air fryer for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.

air fried hash brown patties

Expert Tips From the Chef

  • Choose the Right Potatoes: Opt for floury potatoes like Maris Piper, Russet, King Edward, or Desiree for the best texture in your hash browns.
  • After grating the potatoes, squeeze out as much moisture as possible using a clean kitchen towel. This will help your hash browns crisp up nicely in the air fryer.
  • Don’t skimp on seasoning! Add a good amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavor of your hash browns.
  • Adding melted butter to the potato mixture adds richness and helps achieve a crispy exterior on your hash brown patties.
  • To prevent sticking and help browning, lightly brush the air fryer basket with olive oil before air frying.
  • Arrange the hash brown patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each patty for proper air circulation.
  • For an evenly cooked air fryer hash brown patty, flip it halfway through the cooking time to ensure both sides get crispy and golden brown.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Hash Brown?

Whether scrambled, fried, poached, or in an omelette, eggs are a classic accompaniment to hash browns.

Crispy bacon strips or savory sausage links complement the flavors of hash browns perfectly.

You can also serve air fryer hash brown patties for dinner or lunch as a side dish alongside Air Fryer Meatballs (Lamb or Beef), Air Fryer Steak Bites and Mushrooms, or Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Legs Recipe.

How to Store the Leftovers?

Allow the hash browns to cool completely at room temperature and transfer them to an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.

Store the leftover hash browns in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to enjoy, reheat the hash browns in the air fryer or oven until warmed through.

Recipe FAQs

Do I need to peel the potatoes before making hash browns?

It’s a matter of personal preference. Peeling the potatoes will result in a smoother texture, but leaving the skin on adds extra nutrients and a rustic appearance. Make sure to wash the potatoes thoroughly if you choose to keep the skin on!

Can I make air fryer hash browns without oil?

While a small amount of oil helps achieve a crispy texture, you can omit the oil if desired. However, the hash browns may not be as crispy without it.

Are air fryer hash browns healthier than traditional fried hash browns?

Yes, air fryer hash browns typically require less oil than traditional fried hash browns, making them a healthier option. They also retain more nutrients since they’re not submerged in oil during cooking.

How many carbs in hash browns?

The exact carb content in hash browns can vary depending on the recipe and portion size. However, as a general estimate, a typical serving of hash browns (about 1 cup or 156 grams) contains approximately 28-30 grams of carbohydrates.

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I hope you enjoy the process of preparing these Hash Brown Patties in Air Fryer just as much as you enjoy eating them! 🙂 

Bon appétit! 

Air Fryer Hash Browns From Scratch

Ayla Clulee
Making these Air Fryer Hash Browns from scratch is super easy with just 2 ingredients and seasoning. They come out wonderfully crispy every time, ready in 20 minutes, and packed with flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 pieces
Calories 235 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 600 g floury potatoes (Maris Piper, Russet, King Edward, or Desiree)
  • 60 g melted butte
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Peel the potatoes and grate them using a box grater or a food processor. Place the grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel or muslin cloth and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  • In a large bowl, combine the grated potatoes, melted butter, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
  • Divide the potato mixture into equal portions and shape each portion into a patty. You have the option to use a ring cutter for perfectly round patties, or you can keep them rustic.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 180°C (360°F). Take out the grate from the bottom and brush the air fryer basket with olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place the hash brown patties in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each patty to allow for even cooking.
  • Cook the patties in the air fryer for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are golden brown and crispy.

Notes

  • Choose the Right Potatoes: Opt for floury potatoes like Maris Piper, Russet, King Edward, or Desiree for the best texture in your hash browns.
  • After grating the potatoes, squeeze out as much moisture as possible using a clean kitchen towel. This will help your hash browns crisp up nicely in the air fryer.
  • Don’t skimp on seasoning! Add a good amount of salt and freshly ground black pepper to enhance the flavor of your hash browns.
  • Incorporating melted butter into the potato mixture adds richness and helps achieve a crispy exterior on your hash brown patties.
  • To prevent sticking and help browning, lightly brush the air fryer basket with olive oil before air frying.
  • Arrange the hash brown patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket, leaving some space between each patty for proper air circulation.
  • For evenly cooked hash browns, flip them halfway through the cooking time to ensure both sides get crispy and golden brown.
Keyword breakfast, potato dishes, potato side dish, side dish

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