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Crispy Air Fryer Hash Browns

These Crispy Air Fryer Hash Browns are homemade using a shredded russet potato. Breakfast in your air fryer can’t get any easier! Feel free to load these up with red and green peppers and onion.

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What Type of Potatoes to Use

You can use any potatoes. I love to use russet potatoes. Something like sweet potatoes will take an additional few minutes to cook. Be mindful and check in on the potatoes while cooking to ensure accurate cook time.

shredded potatoes on a cutting board

How to Make Hash Browns Using the Potatoes

Start by peeling your potatoes. Then you create hash brown strips by using a cheese grater to grate the potatoes.

chopped red and green peppers and chopped onions on a cutting board

How to Make Crispy Air Fryer Hash Browns

  1. Grate the potatoes using the largest holes of a cheese grater.
  2. Place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Allow the potatoes to soak for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Place the potatoes in a dry bowl. Add garlic, paprika, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  4. Add the potatoes to the air fryer.
  5. Air fry.
hashbrowns in an air fryer with chopped vegetables

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 400 degrees.

Cook Time/How Long to Cook

Cook for 18-20 minutes or until crisp.

Do You Have to Soak the Potatoes in Water?

Only if you want crispy potatoes. Potatoes are coated in a lot of starch which makes it difficult for them to get crispy. Removing the excess starch assists in crisping.

hashbrowns in an air fryer with chopped vegetables

Loaded Potatoes

You can load these up with any of your favorite toppings. Here are a few ideas:

  • Red Peppers
  • Green Peppers
  • Onions
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Mushrooms
  • Eggs
air fryer hash browns in an orange bowl

Can You Make Them Ahead

You can make them ahead and store them in cold water in the fridge for up to 2 days.

How to Store Leftovers

Cooked leftover hash browns can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days tightly sealed.

How to Reheat

Reheat in the air fryer at 350 degrees until warm.

close up photo of air fryer hash browns
close up photo of air fryer hash browns

air fryer hash browns in an orange bowl held with a fork

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air fryer hash browns in an orange bowl
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Crispy Air Fryer Hash Browns

These Crispy Air Fryer Hash Browns are homemade using a shredded russet potato. Breakfast in your air fryer can't get any easier! Feel free to load these up with red and green peppers and onion.
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Course Breakfast, dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer breakfast, air fryer hash browns
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
soak in water 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 – 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes Peeled.
  • 2 garlic cloves Minced.
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Optional Loaded Hash Browns

  • 1/4 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions

Instructions

  • Grate the potatoes using the largest holes of a cheese grater.
  • Place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Allow the potatoes to soak for 20-25 minutes. Soaking the potatoes in cold water will help remove the starch from the potatoes. This makes them crunchy.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes and dry them completely using a paper towel.
  • Place the potatoes in a dry bowl. Add the garlic, paprika, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Add the potatoes to the air fryer.
  • Cook for ten minutes on 400 degrees. 
  • Open the air fryer and shake the potatoes.  Add the chopped peppers and onions. Cook for an additional ten minutes.
  • Cool before serving.

Notes

Cook time may vary depending on the air fryer brand that you use. Check in on your hashbrowns after they have cooked for 15 minutes. This will allow you gauge how much additional time (if any) you will need. I like to check this by tasting a small portion to see if the hash browns are crunchy enough, or if they will need additional cook time.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 3g
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Recipe Rating




Lee Ann Guynn

Monday 10th of January 2022

I made these again this morning and this time I topped them with cheddar and a fried egg. Heavenly!

staysnatched

Monday 10th of January 2022

Yum! That sounds amazing!

Diana

Sunday 18th of July 2021

You say these are low calories but you have these 6 calories more than chick fl a. Did I miss read or are the 240 calories per serving?

staysnatched

Monday 19th of July 2021

You misread. It’s per serving.

JeffK

Monday 8th of June 2020

Recipe looks great! Just wondering though - how can the air fryer save 15 grams of fat over Chik-Fil-A if their hash browns only have 13 grams of fat?

staysnatched

Monday 8th of June 2020

Thank you! I did the math, comparing the macros to what the company listed when this recipe was written.

Sharon V

Friday 5th of June 2020

Such a easy recipe and so good. I have not indulged in hash browns because of the oil used and never would have thought they could be done in an air fryer! They were amazing!

staysnatched

Friday 5th of June 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed them!

Kathryn Schrieber

Saturday 4th of January 2020

can you use frozen has browns and would you thaw them out first

staysnatched

Saturday 4th of January 2020

You can probably use thawed or frozen. I don't eat much processed food so I've never tried this.