Air-Fryer Hash Browns

Air-Fryer Hash Browns

Air Fryer Hash Browns are crispy, delicious, and cooked to perfection in 10 minutes. All you need are potatoes, melted butter, and a few basic spices to make this drool-worthy breakfast side dish. Serve them up with a few eggs and enjoy!

Air Fryer Hashbrowns

This easy air fryer hash browns recipe was an instant hit in my house. It brings back all the best memories of family vacations when I was a kid and tastes reminiscent of the iconic Waffle House hash browns. With a perfectly crispy brown exterior and soft, flavorful center, these amazing hash browns are guaranteed to please.

If you like frozen hash browns in the air fryer like the kind you get at McDonald’s, just wait until you try these. Shredded hashbrowns in the air fryer get way crispier and more flavorful, thanks to all the extra surface area to grab onto. This potato breakfast recipe makes the ultimate side dish alongside bacon, eggs, and fresh fruit. 

I’ve been experimenting with recipes a lot lately and this recipe for air fryer hash browns is easily one of the best I’ve tried so far. It’s beyond simple (great recipe for beginners!) and yields delicious crispy results. Don’t just take my word for it—try it out and see for yourself!

Air Fryer Hashbrowns

Key Ingredients

To bring these air fryer hash browns to life, all you need are a few simple ingredients.

  • Russet Potatoes: I’ve found the best results with Russet potatoes, but feel free to swap them out for Yukon Gold potatoes or save some time by using frozen hash browns instead.
  • Unsalted Butter: Melted butter adds a ton of rich, delicious flavor to this breakfast recipe! Make sure to use unsalted butter if you can to avoid overly salty hash browns. If you only have salted butter, reduce the amount of added salt accordingly. 
  • Spices: I like to keep the spices simple with salt, pepper, and onion powder. However, you can also add garlic powder for some garlic flavor or smoked paprika for a smoky flavor.
  • Cooking Spray: You don’t need much oil because we’re cooking these hash browns in the air fryer. A little cooking spray will give the hash browns some color and ensure that they don’t stick to the bottom of the air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Hashbrowns

How to Make Homemade Hash Browns

Want to learn how to make shredded hash browns in the air fryer? Just follow these simple steps: 

Fill up a large bowl halfway with cold tap water, then shred the potatoes with a cheese grater over the water. Potatoes should fall directly into the water. Stir potatoes to loosen starch. Repeat one more time, then drain in kitchen towels, making sure to squeeze to remove excess water. Fluff potatoes with your hands to make sure they’re dry. 

Spread potatoes evenly out on a greased air-fryer pan. Air-fryer at 400°F degrees, for 15 minutes until golden brown. You may need to add half the potatoes depending on the size of your air-fryer. Serve immediately. 

Air Fryer Hashbrowns

Recipe Tips for Success

Who wants to make the best air fryer hash browns? Here are some of my top recipe tips for success to help make sure that happens: 

  • Save some time. If you want to cut out a few steps, try swapping out the Russet potatoes for frozen shredded potatoes. Just make sure to thaw them first. 
  • Switch up the spices. While I like to keep the spices super simple, you can easily add a few more to spice things up. Some great options include seasoning salt, garlic powder, chili powder, rosemary and cayenne pepper.
  • Add some cheese, please. Hash browns and cheese were born to be paired together. For a cheesy twist, try sprinkling some shredded cheddar cheese over the hash browns before the last few minutes of cooking to allow the cheese to melt into the potatoes. Just like grandma used to make ’em! 
  • Bring on the heat. If you like a little heat with your potatoes, mix a dash of cayenne pepper into the spice mix or serve your hash browns with a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce.

Common One-to-One Substitutions

Don’t have everything you need to make hash browns in the air fryer? No worries. Here are some common one-to-one substitutions you can try: 

  • Yukon Gold = Russet Potatoes
  • Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil = Avocado Oil
  • Ghee = Butter
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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about air fryer hash browns:

Can I make hash browns in my air fryer?

Yes! This air fryer hash browns recipe calls for shredding and drying Russet potatoes, then cooking them to crispy perfection in the air fryer. In my opinion, this is definitely one of the best ways to make hash browns—and one of the easiest!

Can I use frozen shredded potatoes?

Absolutely. If you want to save some time, frozen shredded potatoes will work fine. I recommend using a 20-26 oz. bag for this recipe. Make sure to thaw your frozen shredded potatoes first, then dry them with paper towels as instructed in the recipe.

Air Fryer Hashbrowns

Do hash browns have gluten?

No! On their own, hash browns do not contain gluten because potatoes are naturally gluten-free. That being said, some recipes will ask you to add flour to the dish, making it no longer gluten-free. If using frozen hash browns, you should always check the label first to see whether or not it’s gluten-free.

What to serve with Air Fryer hash browns?

You can serve these hash browns with any of your favorite breakfast dishes. Personally, I love serving them up with some crispy beef bacon and fried over-easy eggs. You can serve this dish with fresh fruit and scrambled egg whites for a lighter meal.

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Air Fryer Hashbrowns

Air-Fryer Hash Browns

Kenneth Temple
Air fryer hash browns are crispy, delicious and cooked to perfection in 10 minutes! Make them for yourself or share with your friends.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 persons
Calories 189 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Air-Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 russet potatoes washed, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoons black pepper
  • cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • ill up a large bowl half way with cold tap water, shred potatoes in a cheese grater over water. Potatoes should fall directly in water. Stir potatoes to loosen starch. Repeat one more time, then drain in kitchen towels, make sure to squeeze to remove access water. Fluff potatoes with to make sure they’re dry.
  • In a large bowl mix the potatoes, butter, onion powder, salt, and pepper onion. Spread potatoes evenly out on a greased air-fryer pan. Air-fryer at 400°F degrees, for 15 minutes until golden brown. You may need to add half the potatoes depending on the size of your air-fryer. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe Tips for Success
  • Save some time. If you want to cut out a few steps, try swapping out the Russet potatoes for frozen shredded potatoes. Just make sure to thaw them first.
  • Switch up the spices. While I like to keep the spices super simple, you can easily add a few more to spice things up. Some great options include seasoning salt, garlic powder, chili powder, rosemary and cayenne pepper.
  • Add some cheese, please. Hash browns and cheese were born to be paired together. For a cheesy twist, try sprinkling some shredded cheddar cheese over the hash browns before the last few minutes of cooking to allow the cheese to melt into the potatoes. Just like grandma used to make ’em!
  • Bring on the heat. If you like a little heat with your potatoes, mix a dash of cayenne pepper into the spice mix or serve your hash browns with a few shakes of your favorite hot sauce.
Common One-to-One Substitutions
  • Yukon Gold = Russet Potatoes
    Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil = Avocado Oil
    Ghee = Butter
Air Fryer Hash Brown Storage Tips
  • Fridge: Store leftover hash browns in the fridge for up to two days.
  • Freezer: If you plan on freezing your hash browns, leave out the cheese. You can store leftover hash browns in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, transfer to the fridge 24-48 hours before using.
  • Reheat: Pop in a 350°F oven or air fryer for 5-8 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 589mgPotassium: 462mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 353IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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