After making hash browns in your air fryer, you’ll never go back to other methods! This messy hash brown recipe is a keeper.

In this recipe

  • Why Yukon Gold?
  • Rinse your potatoes
  • More quick tips
  • Make it a breakfast

Some things are made just for air frying, and hash browns are most likely at the top of that list. While there are so many ways to make hash browns, cooking them in an air fryer is really quick and they come out incredibly crispy. So crispy.

While some air fried hash brown recipes start with frozen hash browns, I wanted to start with freshly grated potatoes to see how it would work and this recipe turned out amazing, all you have to do is follow the tips below.

You have to try it! The resulting hash browns are golden brown, crispy, and pair perfectly with eggs and hot sauce, if that’s what you want!

Use Yukon Golds for Air Fryer Hash Browns

While Russet potatoes are the most common potato, I would find Yukon potatoes to give the best results for these air fryer fried potatoes.

They are slightly smaller than Russets and have a waxy skin instead of the hard brown skin. The key element of Yukon potatoes is that they contain slightly less starch than the russet potato, allowing the strands to stay more separated and making them really crispy.

However, you can substitute russet potatoes and they should come out just as crispy and delicious. I would be careful to peel russets as the skin can be thicker.

For crispy hash browns, rinse your potatoes

I like to peel my potatoes for hash browns, but if you’re using Yukons, it’s honestly optional. You can get away with not peeling them.

But what you absolutely have to do is wash the potatoes well. Once you’ve grated them on a box grater, place them in a bowl of cold water and rinse very well until the water is mostly clear. I rinse mine 2-3 times.

This will remove most of the starch on the outside of the potatoes. But of course they’re wet now, which isn’t good for air frying. So, transfer the hash browns to some paper towels and dry them out as much as possible.

Once they’re mostly dry, add them to a bowl with all your spices and you’re ready to make hash browns!

Tips for Air Fryer Hash Browns

  • To prevent sticking, spray the basket of an air fryer with nonstick spray and then layer the hash browns in a thin layer on top. I also like to spray the hash browns with a bit of spray just to give them some fat on the surface. It’s impossible to have a completely single layer of hash browns, but try to have an even layer without huge mounds of hash browns.
  • Start cooking, then stir halfway. Air roast this batch of hash browns at 350°F for about 8 minutes. Then remove the hash browns and stir them gently to ensure they cook evenly. Then they go back into the air fryer for another 6-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Make it a breakfast

These make a great side dish for so many brunch dishes, but if you want to keep it classy, ​​just serve them with some Over Easy or Fried Eggs. They would be delicious too with this Bagel Breakfast Casserole Recipe!

More Magical Air Fryer Recipes!

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  • Air Fryer Falafel

Fried potatoes from the air fryer

preparation time
5 minutes

cooking time
18 minutes

total time
23 minutes

2 servings

Although not required, you can preheat your air fryer according to the instruction manual.


  • 2 cups grated Yukon potatoes

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • non-stick spray

  • chives or Parselygarnish


  1. Peel and grate potatoes:

    Peel the potatoes and grate the large holes with a box grater.

  2. Wash potatoes:

    Place the grated potatoes in a bowl of cold water. Rinse the potatoes a few times until the water is mostly clean. Drain as much water as possible from the potatoes.

    Alternatively, you can rinse the potatoes in a colander, but some potatoes might slip through the colander holes!

  3. Dry potatoes:

    Take the potatoes out of the bowl and spread them out on some paper towels and dry them well.

  4. Season potatoes:

    Then place the grated potatoes in a large bowl and season with paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Stir with a spoon to evenly season.

  5. Frying the hash browns in the air:

    Spray an air fryer basket with nonstick spray.

    Spread the hash browns in an even layer in the basket of an air fryer. Then spray the hash browns with some non-stick spray. It’s okay if they overlap or stack some.

    Close the air fryer basket and fry the hash browns at 350°F for 8 minutes.

  6. Stir hash browns:

    Open the Airfryer basket and gently stir the potatoes with a wooden spoon so they cook evenly. If there are lumps of potatoes, try to break them up. The potatoes might start to color around the edges, which is good!

  7. Finish cooking Rösti:

    Close the basket again and then fry them a second time for 6-8 minutes until very crispy.

  8. Serve:

    Arrange the hash browns on plates and serve with eggs and sprinkle with fresh chives or parsley.

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nutritional information (per serving)
158 calories
0g Fat
36g carbohydrates
4g protein
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