Air Fryer Hashbrowns From Scratch

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These air fryer hashbrowns are amazing! So golden-brown and crispy, air fryer makes the crunchiest hashbrowns ever!

Air Fryer Hashbrowns

I’m a huge fan of hashbrowns from scratch – once you try making hashbrowns from fresh potatoes, you’ll never want to eat hashbrowns from the package! I’ve been making them from scratch in a frying pan for years, but since I got my air fryer I realized how awesome the air fryer is getting things to be brown and crispy without any work.  So what’s the next crispy yummy thing to make in the air fryer? Hashbrowns, of course!

crispy homemade hashbrowns

If you don’t have the air fryer, you need it in your life – I recommend this air fryer model.  If you need to make hashbrowns today before your air fryer arrives, you can still do it in a frying pan by using my stovetop hashbrowns recipe :)

hashbrowns in the air fryer

Look at these amazing air fried hashbrowns! They are so well browns, so crispy, OMG! When you bite into them, you actually feel the crunch!

crispy hashbrowns from scratch

When hashbrowns are made from scratch with fresh potatoes, they actually taste like real food!  Packaged stuff will never beat the real food flavor!  If you are a fan of crunchy hashbrowns, you need these air fryer hashbrowns in your life!

easy air fryer hashbrowns recipe

If you never made hashbrowns from scratch, you won’t believe how quick and easy it is. If you have a food processor fitted with a shredder disk, it will shred the potatoes in seconds! Food processor is a very heavily used tool in my kitchen, if you are in the market for a new food processor click here for a food processor model I recommend.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a box grater side with large holes to shred potatoes.

potato hashbrowns

How To Make Air Fryer Hashbrowns

Making air fryer hashbrowns from scratch is really easy!  First, spray the inside of the air fryer basket thoroughly with a cooking spray so they hashbrowns don’t stick (I really like this cooking spray brand as it works really well to keep things from sticking).

Next peel the potatoes with a vegetable peeler and cut into quarters.  Next, put the potatoes in the food processor fitted with a shredder disk and shred them.

Next toss the shredded potatoes with melted butter.  I simply melt the butter in a microwave in a large Pyrex bowl (a great thing about Pyrex is that it’s microwave-safe, I have this set of Pyrex bowls and use them every day).  Once the butter is melted, I just put shredded potatoes in the same Pyrex bowl and mix with butter.

raw shredded potatoes

Spread the buttered shredded potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer.  Cook hashbrowns in the air fryer at 400F for 13 minutes.

how to cook hashbrowns in the air fryer

The best thing is that there is no need to flip hashbrowns in the air fryer!  Since the air fryer basket has holes at the bottom, those holes let the hot air in and allow the hashbrowns to brown on the bottom too without having to flip them!  Speaking about flipping, check out my recipe for no-flip omelette – you’ll love it!

brown crispy hashbrowns

Once the hashbrowns are cooked, use a silicone spatula to remove them from the air fryer basket to the serving plate.  If you are lucky, it might get removed as one perfect giant pancake :)  If the big hashbrown pancake breaks in the process, just remove the hashbrowns in several pieces like I did on the picture below.

Air Fryer Hashbrowns From Scratch

What To Serve With Hashbrowns

Here are some yummy recipe ideas to add to your awesome brunch along with the air fryer hashbrowns:

Browse all my easy breakfast recipes for more inspo!

air fried hashbrowns

Other Easy Potato Recipes

Potato lovers, rejoice! I have tons of potato recipes on my site, you can click here to browse them all :)  Here are some highlights:

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More Air Fryer Recipes

Ever since I got my air fryer, I’ve been cooking so many things with it! Check these out:

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Air Fryer Hashbrowns From Scratch

These air fryer hashbrowns are amazing! Once you try these made from scratch hashbrowns, you'll never want to eat the packaged ones! Air fryer makes them so brown and crispy!
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hashbrowns, potato
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 270kcal


  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Spray the inside of the air fryer basket thoroughly with a cooking spray.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into quarters.
  • Put potatoes in a food processor fitted with a shredder disk and shred them.
  • Put shredded potatoes in the mixing bowl, add melted butter and toss until combined.
  • Put shredded potatoes in the air fryer basket and spread them in a single layer.
  • Air fry the hashbrowns at 400F for 13 minutes, or until golden brown (you don't need to flip the hashbrowns).
  • Remove the hashbrowns from the air fryer with a spatula, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
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Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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