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air fryer hash browns in an orange bowl

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.
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


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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