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Super Simple, Crispy Frozen Hash Brown Patties In Air Fryer

This is strictly my opinion, but the best part of McDonald’s breakfast is the hash brown patties. What about you? I can skip the McGriddle or the bagel sandwiches, just load up my bag with those greasy, crispy hash browns! If you are looking to make hash brown patties at home, this is the recipe for you. This recipe for crispy frozen hash brown patties in air fryer is ready in minutes and absolutely delicious.

Delicious, crispy air fryer hash browns

How To Make Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer?

This recipe is for frozen patties of hash browns not frozen shredded hash browns or breakfast potatoes. The cooking process for shredded potatoes, hash browns, or breakfast potatoes will vary.

As with most frozen foods made in the air fryer, you should lay the frozen hash brown patties in air fryer basket in a single layer. For the best results, do not overlap the patties in the basket of your air fryer so they can evenly crispy all all sides.

Place the frozen hash brown patties in air fryer basket in a single layer

You will not need any oil spray for this recipe.

Set your air fryer to 400 degrees and 8 minutes. Because of the different air fryer models and the different brands of frozen hash brown patties, I highly recommend checking on the patties as they cook. You may notice they are getting brown quite quickly and will need to be flipped sooner.

After four minutes, flip the hash browns using plastic tongs and cook the remaining time.

The frozen hash brown patties are done when they are golden brown.

The frozen hash brown patties are done when both sides are golden brown.

Serve.

Frozen Hash Brown Patties vs Frozen Shredded Hash Browns?

What is the difference between making frozen hash brown patties and frozen shredded hash browns in the air fryer? The main difference is you will need a little oil in order to completely crisp the shredded hash browns. I recommend using vegetable oil instead of olive oil.

To make frozen potato shreds, I like to add some seasoning. Place the frozen shredded hash brown in a bowl. Spray with cooking spray of your choice. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Again, place the shredded potato in the bottom of your air fryer basket in a short, thin layer. If you have a smaller air fryer, you may need to make several batches.

Air fry at 400 degrees f for 10 minutes. Serve the prepared hash browns.

Tips For the Perfect Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns Patties

Sometimes when using your air fryer to make a recipe for the first time, it can be trial and error. These tips will help you make the perfect air fryer frozen hash brown patties.

  • Depending on the air fryer you have as well as the brand of hash browns, the cooking time for this recipe may vary. If your air fryer preheats automatically, you should adjust the time cook time by 1-2 minutes. I highly recommend checking on your hash browns as they cook to make sure they are not overdone.
  • You should not thaw your hash brown patties before putting in your air fryer oven.  Freezing helps release moisture out of the potatoes making it easier to make them crispy and not soggy.
  • Place your frozen patties in the air fryer in a single layer. The results will be a crispy texture with a soft center.
  • Use plastic utensils when flipping and remove your prepared hash browns. This will prevent you from scratching the non-stick coating in your air fryer basket.
  • You can prepare these crispy potatoes in your conventional oven, toaster oven, or even a frying pan. The best way I have found to prepare them is in an air fryer. The hot air requires no additional oil.

What Should I Serve With Crispy Air Fryer Hash Browns?

Anyone love breakfast not just for breakfast? Obviously, hash browns are the ideal breakfast side dish. However, I adore breakfast at dinnertime because I have no time to cook on busy mornings. Having breakfast for dinner is a fan favorite in my house. Hash brown patties are the perfect addition to eggs, bacon, sausage and other breakfast foods.

In addition to making this air fryer hash browns recipe as a part of breakfast, you can use them as a topping for shepherd’s pie instead of mashed potatoes.

Use the frozen potatoes instead of bread for your favorite sandwich.

Air Fryer Homemade Hash Browns Made From Scratch

I am not a “make it homemade” kind of girl when there is a frozen option available. If you are one that likes to make your meals from scratch, here is a recipe for Homemade Hash Browns made from scratch in your air fryer by This Healthy Kitchen. This recipe has an oil free option and is made using only three ingredients.

Some More Easy Recipes for Frozen Air Fryer Food

Are you looking for some other super simple frozen food air fryer recipes? Here are a few of my favorite frozen foods made in my Ninja Foodi using the air crisp setting. You can use your air fryer and have perfectly crisp food as well.

Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer

Crispy Frozen Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Sausage Balls in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

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Super Simple Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Ready in minutes, these frozen hash brown patties made in the air fryer are the perfect addition to any breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen hash brown patties

Instructions

  • Lay the frozen hash brown patties in air fryer basket in a single layer
  • Set your air fryer to 400 degrees and 8 minutes.
  • After four minutes, flip the hash browns using plastic tongs and cook the remaining time.
  • Frequently check on the patties as they cook. You may notice the yare getting brown quite quickly and will need to be flipped sooner.
  • The frozen hash brown patties are done when they are golden brown.

In Summary

Looking for a quick breakfast side dish or even a quick snack? Follow these simple steps to make frozen hash brown patties in the air fryer. Ready in minutes, golden brown, and absolutely tasty, you will never make hash browns in your regular oven, toaster oven, or conventional oven again!

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