Frozen hash browns are a convenient and versatile addition to any kitchen. In this article, we’ll explore four popular methods of cooking frozen hash browns: on the stove, in the oven, in the microwave, and in air fryer.
1. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns on Stove
- 3 cups of frozen shredded hash browns
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add a generous amount of cooking oil or butter to the pan. Allow it to melt and coat the bottom evenly.
Once the oil or butter is hot, carefully add the frozen hash browns to the pan. Spread them out in an even layer. Note: You don’t need to defrost frozen hash browns before cooking
Cook without stirring for about 4-5 minutes, or until the bottom side is golden brown and crispy.
Using a spatula, flip the hash browns to ensure even cooking on the other side.
Continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the second side is golden brown and crisp.
Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.
2. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Oven
- 8 frozen hash browns patties
- Cooking spray
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
Place the frozen hash brown patties on the baking sheet. Make sure they are spaced out evenly and not touching each other
Place the sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
Check for golden-brown crispiness and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes if needed.
Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
3. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Microwave
- 3 frozen hash brown patties
Place a microwave-safe plate in the microwave then put frozen hash browns patties on it.
Microwave on high for 1 minute.
Remove the plate from the microwave and carefully flip the hash browns.
Microwave for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the hash browns are heated through and slightly crispy.
Let them cool for a minute before serving.
4. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Air Fryer
- 4 frozen hash brown patties
Begin by preheating your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). This ensures that the patties cook evenly and become wonderfully crisp.
While the air fryer is heating up, take out the desired number of frozen hash brown patties from the packaging.
For an extra crispy finish, you can lightly spray or brush both sides of the patties with a small amount of cooking oil. This step is optional but highly recommended for optimal texture.
Carefully arrange the hash brown patties in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding to ensure that each patty cooks evenly.
Slide the basket into the preheated air fryer and set the timer for 8-10 minutes. After the first 5 minutes, carefully flip the patties using tongs to ensure even cooking on both sides.
Once the hash brown patties have achieved your desired level of crispiness, carefully remove them from the air fryer using tongs. Allow them to cool for a minute or two before serving with
Cooking frozen shredded hash browns doesn’t have to be a challenge. With the right techniques, you can achieve crispy, golden-brown perfection every time. Whether on the stove, in the oven, in the microwave, or in air fryer, these methods offer convenience without sacrificing taste.