This air fryer hash brown recipe shows just how quick and easy it is to make homemade hash browns in an air fryer. No more oil soaked hash browns!
|Prep time||5 minutes active + 30 minutes non-active|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
Tools and Ingredients
- Air fryer
- 2 potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Peel the potatoes and either dice or grate them.
Put potatoes in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. This will remove some of the starch which will result in potatoes that don’t stick together when cooking. It also leads to crispier hash browns.
Drain the potatoes and dry with paper towels or a dishtowel. It’s important to get them fairly dry.
Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt, to taste.
Put the potatoes into the fry basket. Set the temperature to 350°F and cook for 10 minutes.
Shake the basket or use tongs to toss the potatoes. This ensures even browning. Cook for 10 more minutes. You might need less time, depending on how browned and crispy you want your hash browns to be.
Sprinkle with more salt, to taste, along with any other desired seasonings.
Tips & considerations
Try using a mix of salt and garlic salt when seasoning your hash browns. Potatoes and garlic always go well together so this addition will make your hash browns even tastier.
You can try using avocado oil instead of olive oil for a slightly different taste. Although both olive oil and avocado oil are healthy oils, avocado is the new winner with its outstanding nutritional profile. It has a pretty neutral taste, so if olive oil isn’t your favourite, this is a good alternative. You could also use another oil or fat, like coconut oil or melted butter, just don’t too much.
Try adding some diced onions and bell peppers to the mix, for a take on classic home fries. If you really want to limit the calories and fat, you can skip the oil altogether. It may result in crispier hash browns, it also makes this air fryer hash brown recipe even simpler!
If you own a spiralizer, you can make your hash browns even more fun. Cut your potatoes into noodle-like ribbons and cook as normal. Kids, in particular, might find this to be a fun way to eat hash browns. This also results in hash browns that look very chic and the kind of thing a gourmet chef would whip up.