These Trader Joe’s hashbrowns in the air fryer are perfectly crispy and delicious and ready in under 15 minutes! Crunchy and golden brown, these hash brown patties would be great served with your favorite breakfast foods for busy mornings or slow weekend brunches.
The air fryer makes cooking frozen foods so much easier by cutting down on the cooking time and requiring little to no maintenance. The food comes out perfectly crispy and it’s so much faster than cooking in the oven, microwave, or frying on the stove. You don’t need any oil to make these air fryer hash browns and you don’t have to flip them halfway through cooking!
Frozen hash browns are great to keep in your freezer for breakfast or a quick snack. They taste like the ones at fast food stores but are cheaper and made in a healthier way. It is a simple family breakfast option that is gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan and it pairs well with most foods.
How to make Trader Joe’s hashbrowns in air fryer
The method is easy and i believe that using air fryer with any hashbrowns is the best. Open the package of Trader Joe’s hashbrowns and pull four pieces out. Place them in you air fryer basket. There is no need to add any oil or butter. Spread out shredded potato patties in the basket. It will allow them to properly cook. Do not overcrowd the basket!
Cook for about 8-12 minutes or until crispy and golden in color. Usually they are cooked in 10 minutes but it depend on your air fryer model. For more crispy texture cook longer.
What’s the best brand to use
Trader Joe’s frozen hashbrowns are a favorite and they are made with only potatoes, vegetable oil, and salt.
Feel free to use your favorite brand of hash brown patties for this recipe such as Ore-Ida or any generic store brand. They can be easily found in almost any grocery store in the freezer section.
When using different brands keep in mind that the cooking time might vary slightly depending on the thickness of the patties and your air fryer model.
How to make them not soggy
Don’t cook the hash browns in the microwave. The microwave is great to reheat foods if you are short on time, but it’s not recommended for this recipe. It can cause them to be soggy, greasy, and not crispy like we want.
Cook them long enough. Sometimes hash browns can turn out soft and greasy because they weren’t cooked enough to crisp up. When they are ready the hashbrowns should look golden brown and hold their shape well.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not recommended to stack frozen food in the air fryer. Make sure to leave enough room so that the circulating air of the air fryer can get everything perfectly crispy. Stacking, crowding, or overlapping can all cause your food to cook unevenly.
No. For the best texture, the hash browns should be kept frozen until you are ready to cook them.
The air fryer coating is nonstick, so always use plastic or silicone utensils such as tongs or a spatula to prevent possible scratching or peeling of the nonstick surface. Otherwise, the food might start to stick to the basket making it harder to clean.
Frozen hash browns are ready in about 10 minutes when cooked in the air fryer at 390 degrees F. They should look golden brown and crispy when ready.
Preheating your air fryer before cooking can help get your food extra crispy, but for these hash browns, it’s not necessary. They will crisp up perfectly with or without preheating first.
Frozen shredded hash browns can be cooked in the air fryer in the same way as the patties. They won’t crisp up the same but they will cook up nicely. Feel free to add your favorite seasonings and a little oil so the shredded potatoes don’t stick to the air fryer basket.
You can serve this Trader Joe’s hashbrowns for breakfast with scrambled eggs, fruit and sausages. Or chop them up and add to your favorite salad for a crunch.
Sometimes I add a hashbrowns to each of my kids lunch bow and they take it to school along with fruit and vegetables. Not bad at all ! And very quick and cheap.
Store leftovers in the container in the fridge for up to 5 days. When ready to eat reheat in the air fryer until crispy again.
You can freeze cooked hash browns as well. Keep them in the freezer friendly container or bag for up to 2-3 months in the fridge. Reheat from frozen in the air fryer for 5 minutes. Not sure if the method is effective since cooking raw frozen hashbrowns will take you just a little bit more time.
More Trader Joe’s air fryer recipes
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- Trader Joe’s fish nuggets
- Trader Joe’s Korean short ribs
- Trader Joe’s spatchcocked chicken
- Trader Joe’s stuffed gnocchi
Other air fryer recipes
Hope you will like this Trader Joe’s hashbrowns air fryer recipe. Please rate if you made it and ask e any questions in the comment section below.
- 4 frozen Trader Joes hashbrown patties
- ketchup (optionally)
- Place hash browns in air fryer in one layer.
- Cook at 390 degrees for 10 minutes, no need to flip.
- Cook longer for more crispy texture
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer.
- Serve for breakfast with eggs, omelette, fruit bowl or breakfast sausage.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g