Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties — 🍳🌟 Wake Up to a Crispy Delight: Mastering Frozen Hashbrown Patties in the Air Fryer! 🌟🍳

Air Fryer Frozen Hashbrowns
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Good morning, kitchen adventurers! Today, I’m excited to share a game-changing breakfast hack that will revolutionize your mornings: cooking Frozen Hashbrown Patties in the Air Fryer! Gone are the days of soggy or over-fried hashbrowns. With your trusty air fryer, you’ll experience the crispiest, most delicious hashbrown patties you’ve ever tasted, all with minimal effort and maximum flavor.

Whether prepping a quick breakfast for yourself or feeding a hungry family, this method guarantees perfectly cooked hashbrowns every time – golden on the outside, soft on the inside, and irresistible. And the best part? No more oil splatters or standing over the stove! Let’s dive into the simplicity of air frying and transform your breakfast experience. Stay tuned for the full walkthrough, tips, and tricks to get it just right! 🥔

Air Fryer Hashbrown Patties

If you are a big fan of crispy hashbrowns,s or McDonald’s hash browns, these taste very similar. I personally like using frozen hash brown patties even more because I can have them in the comfort of my home anytime I want them!

Kids and adults will go wild for this air fryer hash brown patties recipe! This is a game changer, and the air fryer will give you the best crispy hash browns. 

If you want crispy results, stay tuned because these are for you!

We have lots of delicious Air Fryer Breakfast recipes that I think you will enjoy! Here are some of our favorites: AIR FRYER CINNAMON ROLL MONKEY BREAD, AIR FRYER SIMPLY POTATOES, AIR FRYER EGGWICH BREADLESS BREAKFAST SANDWICH, and AIR FRYER BREAKFAST PIZZA WAFFLES!

This recipe will work for any brand of hashbrowns, from Trader Joe’s Brand and Ore Ida, Great Value Brand, your local generic store brand.

frozen hash brown patties

Why You Will Love Frozen Hash Brown Patties In Air Fryer

There are several compelling reasons why you’ll love making frozen hash brown patties in an air fryer:

  • Crispiness: One of the best features of an air fryer is its ability to crisp food beautifully. When you cook frozen hash brown patties in it, you get a delightful outer crispness that’s often hard to achieve in a skillet or oven.
  • Convenience: Air frying frozen hash browns is incredibly easy and convenient. There’s no need to defrost the patties or preheat the oven. Just place them in the air fryer, set the timer, and you’re ready.
  • Healthier Option: Cooking in an air fryer requires significantly less oil than traditional frying methods. This means you can enjoy your favorite hash browns with less fat and fewer calories, making them healthier.
  • Consistent Results: Air fryers provide even heat distribution, ensuring that each hash brown patty cooks uniformly. You won’t have to worry about some parts being undercooked or burnt.
  • Quick Cooking Time: Air fryers typically cook food faster than ovens. So, you can have your hash brown patties ready in just minutes, perfect for a quick breakfast or a speedy side dish.
  • No Mess: Cooking hash browns in an air fryer means you avoid the splatter and mess that often comes with frying on a stovetop. This makes for an easier cleanup.
  • Versatility: While making hash browns, you can also use the air fryer to cook other breakfast items like sausages or bacon, making it a versatile tool for preparing your breakfast.
  • Perfect Texture: The air fryer balances a crispy exterior and a soft, warm interior, exactly what you want in a hash brown patty.
  • Space-Saving: For those with limited kitchen space, an air fryer is a compact appliance that can perform multiple cooking functions, reducing the need for multiple pots and pans.
  • Flavor Retention: Air frying locks in the flavors, ensuring your hash browns are crispy and tasteful.

In summary, using an air fryer for cooking frozen hash brown patties is a game-changer. It’s a quick, convenient, and healthier way to enjoy a classic breakfast favorite with the perfect texture and flavor.

Ingredients Needed For Cooking Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer

Embark on a journey to crispy perfection with the simplest of ingredients! Cooking Frozen Hash Browns in your Air Fryer is effortless and transforms a basic ingredient into a delightful breakfast staple. Let’s explore what you need to create this crispy, golden treat.

air fryer frozen hash brown patties

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Frozen Hash Brown Patties: The main star of this recipe, frozen hash brown patties, is that they are convenient and perfectly shaped for even cooking in the air fryer. They provide a hassle-free, delicious base for your crispy creation.
  • Cooking Spray or Olive Oil: A light spritz of cooking spray or a brush of olive oil ensures your hash browns get that desirable golden crispness without sticking to the air fryer basket.
  • Kosher Salt (Optional): A pinch of salt can be sprinkled over the patties before cooking to enhance their natural potato flavor, making them even more irresistible.
  • Black Pepper (Optional): For those who like a bit of spice, a dash of black pepper adds a subtle kick that complements the earthy potato taste.
  • Your Favorite Dipping Sauce (Optional): Whether it’s ketchup, cream cheese, hot sauce, or a creamy dip, having your favorite sauce on the side elevates the hash browns to a delightful savory treat.

With just these simple ingredients, you’re set to create a breakfast that’s easy, quick, and deliciously satisfying. The air fryer does most of the work, turning the frozen hash browns into a crispy, golden delight.

How to Cook Frozen Hashbrown Patties in the Air Fryer

Cooking frozen hash browns in an air fryer is simple and efficient. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting perfectly crispy hash browns:

air fryer frozen hash brown patties

Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer model to 400 degrees F (200°C) for 2-3 minutes. Preheating helps in cooking the hash browns evenly.

Prepare the Hash Browns: If desired, lightly spray or brush the frozen hash brown patties with cooking oil. This step is optional but can help in achieving a crisper texture. Season the patties with a pinch of salt and pepper if you like.

Place in Air Fryer: Arrange the hash brown patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket or air fryer tray. Ensure the basket is not overcrowded, as this can lead to uneven cooking. Depending on the size of your air fryer,  you may need to cook the hash browns in batches. 

Cooking Time: Cook the hash brown patties for about 10-12 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time (around the 4-5 minute mark), open the air fryer and flip the patties to ensure they brown evenly on both sides.

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Check for Doneness: The hash browns are done when golden brown and crispy on the outside. Depending on your air fryer model and the size of the hash browns, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly.

Serve Hot: Remove the cooked hash browns from the air fryer and serve them hot. They are great on their own or as a side with your favorite breakfast dishes.

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Pro Tips For Crispy Air Fryer Hash Patties

Cooking delicious hash browns in an air fryer can yield deliciously crispy results, perfect for busy mornings. Here are some pro tips to ensure they turn out perfectly every time:

  • No Need to Thaw: Cook the frozen patties straight from the freezer. Thawing them can make them soggy and affect their ability to crisp up in the air fryer.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for the best results. This ensures the patties start cooking immediately and evenly, contributing to a crispier texture.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Place the hash brown patties in a single layer with some space between them. Overcrowding the air fryer can lead to uneven cooking and less crispy patties.
  • Light Oil Spray (Optional): While not necessary, a light spray of cooking oil can enhance the crispiness of the hash browns. Use a cooking spray or brush a minimal amount of oil on the patties.
  • Flipping is Key: Halfway through the cooking time, flip the hash brown patties to ensure they brown and crisp up evenly on both sides.
  • Adjust Cook Time: Air fryers vary in their cooking abilities, so the first time you make hash browns, keep an eye on them. They generally take between 8-10 minutes to cook, but this can vary.
  • Don’t Overcook: Watch for the point when the hash browns turn golden brown and crispy. Overcooking can make them too hard and dry.
  • Season to Taste: While optional, seasoning the hash browns with a little salt and pepper before or immediately after cooking can enhance their flavor.
  • Serve Immediately: For the best texture, serve the hash browns hot and crispy straight from the air fryer. They can lose their crispiness if left to sit for too long.
  • Experiment with Toppings: Hash browns can be versatile. Feel free to top them with cheese, chives, or even a dollop of sour cream for added flavor.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy perfectly cooked, crispy hash brown patties with minimal effort and maximum satisfaction.

Air Fryer Frozen Hashbrowns


Do I need to thaw the hash brown patties before cooking? No, you don’t need to thaw them. Cooking the patties directly from frozen helps them achieve a crispy texture.

Should I preheat my air fryer? It’s generally a good idea to preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes. This ensures even and efficient cooking.

How long does cooking hash brown patties in the air fryer take? It typically takes about 8-10 minutes to cook frozen hash brown patties in the air fryer, but this can vary depending on your air fryer model and the size of the patties.

Do I need to flip the patties during cooking? Flipping the patties halfway through the cooking time ensures they are evenly browned and crispy on both sides.

Can I cook multiple patties at the same time? Yes, you can cook multiple patties as long as they are in a single layer and not overlapping. Overcrowding can lead to uneven cooking.

Is it necessary to use oil? It’s unnecessary, but a light oil spray can help achieve a crispier texture. If you choose to use oil, use it sparingly. Use olive or avocado oil as a higher smoke point than vegetable or canola oil.

How do I know when the hash browns are done? The hash browns are done when golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Can I add seasoning to the hash browns? Yes, you can season your hash browns before cooking. Salt, pepper, or any other preferred seasonings can be added for extra flavor.

What’s the best way to serve hash brown patties? Serve them hot and crispy straight out of the air fryer. They pair well with breakfast items like eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit or can be enjoyed with your favorite dipping sauce.

Can I reheat leftover hash browns in the air fryer? Let the leftover hashbrowns cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container.  Yes, reheating them in the air fryer for a few minutes can help retain their crispiness better than a microwave.

air fryer frozen hash brown patties

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Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

4.06 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties in the air fryer are extra tasty! They have a perfectly crispy exterior and soft, tender potato flakes inside. These air fryer hashbrown patties are great for breakfast or as a side to all your favorite meals.


  • 1 package frozen hashbrown patties
  • olive oil


  • Place hashbrown patties in air fryer basket. Make sure your basket is sprayed with olive oil spray, so it’s easy to flip.
  • Set the temperature to 400 degrees for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes flip and do another 5 minutes.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray, optional
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 1gVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg

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