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1. Frequently Asked Questions

1.1. Is it Need To Thaw Frozen Hash Brown Before Cooking?

Yes, it is generally recommended to thaw frozen hash browns before cooking for better results. Thawing allows the excess moisture to evaporate, resulting in crispier hash browns. Thawed hash browns also tend to cook more evenly.

1.2. How To Thaw Frozen Hash Brown Properly?

  • For Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Step 1: Take the frozen hash brown patties out of their packaging and place them on a plate or baking sheet.

Step 2: Transfer the plate or baking sheet with the hash brown patties to the refrigerator. Allow them to thaw overnight or for several hours. Thawing in the refrigerator helps maintain the quality of the patties.

Once thawed, the hash brown patties are ready to be cooked according to your preferred method

  • For Frozen Shredded Hash Browns

Step 1: Measure out the desired amount of frozen shredded hash browns from the package. Seal the remaining hash browns tightly and return them to the freezer.

If you want to speed up the thawing process, you can rinse the shredded hash browns under cold water in a colander. This will help to remove some ice crystals and promote faster thawing.

Step 2: Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature: There are two methods you can choose from:

  • Refrigerator method: Place the colander with the shredded hash browns inside a larger bowl or dish to catch any dripping water. Put the colander in the refrigerator and let the hash browns thaw overnight or for a few hours.
  • Room temperature method: If you prefer a quicker thawing method, you can leave the colander of shredded hash browns on the countertop at room temperature. This method typically takes around 1 to 2 hours, depending on the quantity of hash browns and the temperature of your kitchen.

Once the shredded hash browns are thawed, gently squeeze out any excess moisture and proceed to cook them using your preferred method.

1.3. Best Ways To Cook Frozen Hash Browns?

There are many ways to cook frozen hash browns, but the best way depends on your personal preference. If you’re looking for a delicious taste better option and use frozen shredded hash browns, cooking them in a frying pan is the way to go.

However, if you want a healthier option and use frozen hash browns patties, cooking them in the air fryer is the way to cook you should choose.

2. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen hash brown patties
  • 1 olive oil spray
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder

Instructions

Step 1: First spray oil on all sides then sprinkle salt, and black pepper powder on both sides of each patty, and make the same with the remaining patties.

Step 2: Next, spread them out in an air fryer basket in a single layer, without overlapping.

Step 3: Set the temperature to 350 °F and air fry for about 20 minutes; after 10 minutes, press pause and flip hash brown patties over

Step 4: Transfer cooked hash browns patties to a plate and cool for about 3 minutes. Enjoy

3. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Oven

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen hash brown patties
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or melted butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cooking spray

Instructions

Step 1: Set the oven for pre-heating at 350°F. 

Step 2: Spray oil on all sides then sprinkle salt, black pepper powder, and garlic powder on both sides of each patty, and make the same with the remaining patties.

Step 3: Next, spread them out on a baking tray in a single layer, without overlapping.

Step 4: Place the tray in the oven and bake hash brown for 20 minutes at 350°F. After the first 10 minutes, take the tray out and flip the hash brown patties over, and put the tray back in the oven for 10 minutes left.

Step 5: Transfer cooked hash browns patties to a plate and enjoy!

4. How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag frozen shredded hash brown
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or melted butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

In a large bowl, add the frozen shredded hash browns, salt, black pepper powder, and garlic powder to the pan then mix well.

Heat up a large skillet over medium heat and add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan.

Spread frozen shredded hash browns out into an even layer in a skillet and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy. Then, use a spatula to flip them over and cook for an additional 5 minutes on the other side.

Once they’re nice and crispy all over, remove them from the pan and transfer your hash browns to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Enjoy

How To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in Oven & in Air Fryer

Now that you know how to cook hash browns from frozen, I hope you can easily make them at home for your breakfast or odd-hour snack after reading this posting.

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