No need to wait for the oven to preheat! You can enjoy these golden, crispy hash brown patties cooked directly from frozen in the air fryer in 10 minutes! This method is incredibly easy and effortless, providing you with perfectly crisp hash brown patties every time.
Making frozen hash browns couldn't be easier with the help of an air fryer!
You get consistently crispy results, every single time and in half the time.
If you're new to air frying, these air-fried hash browns are perfect to start with!
Make hash brown avocado toast, pair it with tofu scramble and toast, or simply eat it with your preferred dipping sauce!
Just grab a box of frozen hash browns and dedicate around 10 minutes to whip up a delicious air-fried breakfast!
Bonus points if you serve it up with some tofu scramble, avocado, and sourdough toast.
Frozen Hash Browns: Sometimes frozen hash browns can have sneaky ingredients in them so be sure to check the ingredient list for any non-vegan ingredients. I used and recommend the Trader Joe's hash browns.
See recipe card for quantities.
I have a Ninja Air Fryer and love it!
Keep in mind that results vary depending on the brand of air fryer so adjust the timing as needed by checking on it every few minutes.
One good thing about frozen hash brown patties is that they are already cooked.
Just wait until the hash browns turn golden brown and crispy on both sides.
How to Make This Recipe
Air frying hash browns from frozen couldn't be easier. You only need 10 minutes!
The full written recipe can be found in the recipe card below.
Step 1: Add the frozen hash browns to the air fryer basket in a single layer. No need preheat the air fryer or to use oil.
Step 2: Air fry at 400F for 5 minutes, flip and continue to air fry for an additional 4-5 minutes or until golden and crispy.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper then serve the hash browns however you'd like. Enjoy!
Note: Avoid overlapping hash browns for crispiness; my air fryer fits only 3 at once. You can cook one at a time or as many as you want, ensuring they don't overlap for optimal results.
Serve hash browns as a crispy and satisfying side dish for breakfast or brunch, pairing perfectly with tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, and avocado.
Vegan breakfast sandwiches or wraps: Create a vegan breakfast sandwich or wrap with hash brown patties, Just egg, dairy-free cheese, and your favorite plant-based breakfast meats.
Vegan Benedict variation: Make a vegan hash brown Benedict by topping a crispy hash brown patty with pan-fried tofu, vegan hollandaise sauce, and chives.
Avocado toast: My recent food obsession is crispy hash browns topped with avocado, everything seasoning, arugula, and balsamic glaze.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. When possible, I recommend only cooking the amount of hash browns you plan to serve.
Reheat them in the air fry until crispy, about 5 minutes.
Tips & Tricks
Air fryers can differ. When trying to cook frozen hash browns for the first time, keep a close eye on them. Check halfway through and again during the final 2-3 minutes of cooking.
Cook from frozen. The cooking time for this recipe is designed for frozen hash brown patties. No need to defrost or bring them to room temperature beforehand.
Avoid overlapping hash browns for best results. My air fryer fits only 3 at once. You can cook one at a time or as many as you want, ensuring they don't overlap for optimal results.
No need to use oil. These hash browns achieve maximum crispiness any additional oil.
Frequently Asked Questions
Air fry at 400F for the crispiest results!
No need to preheat the air fryer. Simply air fry for 5 minutes, then flip and air fry for an additional 4-5 minutes.
No need! Throw the hash browns in the air fryer straight from the freezer.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Looking for other air fryer recipes that are great for beginners? Try these:
Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
- 3-6 frozen Hash Brown Patties see note
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- Pinch of Black Pepper
- Add the frozen hash browns to the air fryer basket in a single layer. No need preheat the air fryer or to use oil.
- Note: Avoid overlapping hash browns for crispiness; my air fryer fits only 3 at once. You can cook one at a time or as many as you want, ensuring they don't overlap for optimal results.
- Air fry at 400F for 5 minutes, flip and continue to air fry for an additional 4-5 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper then serve the hash browns however you'd like. Enjoy!
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