Making hash browns is such a fun way to spice up your breakfast. They are super easy and quick to prepare and can make a healthy vegan meal if you don't fry them. Today we'll show you how to make healthy non-fried hash browns using an air fryer. We'll also share some of our experiment notes to help you achieve a similar result using a regular oven
The classic hash browns recipe consists of shredded potatoes assembled into a patty and pan-fried with a lot of oil. Today, we will use an air fryer as a substitute. We have tested different time and temperature settings which will make these healthy hash browns incredibly crispy with virtually no oil at all.
Air fryers are a rather quirky appliance we bought a few years back. We like it because it produces similar crispiness to deep-frying, but without using any oil, or very little. They work by blasting your food with swirling hot air. If you like crispy food but don't like smelling up the kitchen or ingesting bad saturated fats, air fryers are your friends.
Do air fryers work? Incredibly well, yes! Could you achieve a similar result with a regular oven in fan mode? To some extent, yes. But not as well, as the air circulates in an air-fryer much faster than in an oven. Nonetheless, we'll give you the option to use a conventional oven in the Tips section below.
By ditching the frying, these browns have half the calories and at least 90% fewer fats than the classic ones. If you are buying organic potatoes, keep the skin on for extra fibres.
NOTE: The default ingredient yield 16 hash browns and one serving consists of 4 patties.