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Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

plate of hash browns that were cooked in an air fryer

How to Perfectly Air Fry Frozen Hash Brown Patties: Crispy and Delicious

If you're a fan of hash brown patties, you're in for a treat! We're about to show you how to take these frozen delights to a whole new level of deliciousness by air frying them. Get ready for crispy, golden brown hash brown patties that are so good, you'll never want to cook them any other way. In this guide, we'll share all the tips and tricks you need to achieve hash brown perfection in your air fryer.

The Secret to Crispy Air Fried Hash Brown Patties

The beauty of air frying hash brown patties lies in their texture. When cooked in an air fryer, they turn out perfectly crispy without the need for excessive oil. In fact, you don't need to add any extra oil spray because these frozen patties already contain oil. However, if you prefer an extra "crispy deep fried" texture, a light spray of oil can enhance that experience. The best part is that it's a quick and fuss-free breakfast option.

Tips for Achieving Hash Brown Patty Perfection

1. Adjust Time and Temperature

Different air fryers come in various sizes, and each may cook a little differently. To find the perfect cooking time and temperature for your hash brown patties, follow our recommendations below and keep an eye on them as they cook. After the first batch, you'll have a better idea of what works best for your specific air fryer.

2. Pre-cooked Patties Are the Way to Go

For the best results, use pre-cooked hash brown patties. They are convenient and cook up quickly because they've already been partially cooked. Plus, you won't need to use any oil spray, as these patties crisp up beautifully on their own.

3. No Thawing Required

One of the perks of air frying hash brown patties is that you can cook them directly from frozen. No need to wait for them to thaw – just pop them into your air fryer, and you're good to go.

4. Arrange in a Single Layer

To ensure even cooking, make sure to arrange your hash brown patties in a single, even layer in the air fryer basket or tray. Overlapping them can result in uneven cooking.

5. Recommended Tools

To make your air frying experience even better, consider using these handy tools:

  • Evo Oil Sprayer: If you decide to use oil, an Evo Oil Sprayer works wonders. It's functional and delivers a great oil spritz without clogging up.

  • Perforated Silicone Mat: These non-stick silicone mats help prevent food from sticking to your air fryer's basket or tray and allow hot air to circulate for even cooking.

  • Perforated Parchment Paper: Parchment sheets are perfect for preventing food from sticking in your air fryer or bamboo steamer. They come in various sizes and types, so you can choose what suits you best.

What About Shredded Hash Browns?

If you prefer shredded hash browns, here's how to make them in your air fryer:

  1. Allow the shredded hash browns to thaw completely and remove any excess moisture.

  2. Create small, flat patties. Flatter patties cook faster and crisper in the air fryer.

  3. Apply a liberal amount of oil to both sides of the shredded hash brown patties.

  4. Air fry at the recommended temperature (see recipe below). You may need to cook them a bit longer to ensure they're cooked through.

  5. Don't forget to flip them to achieve a golden and crispy texture on both sides.

Recipe: Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

  • Yield: 4 servings

  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Keep in mind that hash brown patties may vary in size, thickness, and coating, so you may need to adjust the timing to suit your specific brand and model of air fryer. The key is to cook a single layer at a time for even results.


  • 4 Frozen Hash Brown Patties

  • Salt (optional, to taste)

  • Black Pepper (optional, to taste)


  • Air Fryer


  1. Place the frozen hash brown patties in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are spread out in an even layer without overlapping. No oil spray is needed.

  2. Air fry at 380°F/193°C for 10 minutes.

  3. Flip the hash brown patties over.

  4. Continue air frying at 380°F/193°C for an additional 2-5 minutes or until they reach your desired level of crispiness.

  5. Season with salt and pepper if desired.


  • No oil is necessary for this recipe.

  • Cook the patties directly from frozen; there's no need to thaw them first.

  • Recipe timing is based on a non-preheated air fryer. If cooking multiple batches back to back, subsequent batches may cook a bit faster.

  • These instructions were tested on basket-style air fryers. If you have a larger air fryer, your hash browns may cook more quickly, so adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cook different-sized hash brown patties in the air fryer?

Yes, you can. Since patties come in various sizes, you may need to adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly. Follow our recommendations and keep an eye on your potatoes as they cook. After your first batch, you'll have a better understanding of the best settings for your air fryer.

Do I need to use oil spray for hash brown patties in the air fryer?

No, you don't need to use oil spray for most brands of hash brown patties. They cook up crisp and delicious without any additional oil. However, if you prefer an extra crispy crust, you can lightly spray them with oil, but it's not necessary.

Do I need to thaw hash brown patties before air frying them?

No, you can cook hash brown patties directly from frozen. There's no need to thaw them first, which makes this method incredibly convenient.

Can I cook shredded hash browns in the air fryer?

Yes, you can air fry shredded hash browns as well. Thaw them completely, create flat patties, apply oil, and follow the recommended temperature and cooking time in the recipe box below. Remember to flip them for even browning.

Enjoy your perfectly crispy air fried hash brown patties, and elevate your breakfast game with this quick and delicious option. Once you've tried them in the air fryer, you may never go back to the old way of cooking them. Happy air frying!

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