The air fryer makes whipping up perfectly browned tasty hash browns incredibly easy. This air fryer hash brown recipe walks you through the simple and quick process for making this perfect breakfast side. After you taste these hash browns, though, you won’t want to limit them just to breakfast!
|Prep time||5 minutes active + 30 minutes non-active|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
Tools and Ingredients
- air fryer
- 2 potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
1Peel the potatoes and either dice or grate them.
2Put 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.
3Drain the potatoes and dry with paper towels or a dish towel. It’s important to get them fairly dry.
4Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes and toss to combine. Sprinkle with salt, to taste.
5Put the potatoes into the fry basket. Set the temperature to 350°F and cook for 10 minutes.
6Shake 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.
7Sprinkle with more salt, to taste, along with any other desired seasonings.
Tips and 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 favorite, this is a good alternative. You could also use another oil or fat, like coconut oil or melted butter. You don’t need very 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.