1.5tbspavocado oilor cooking oil of choice *see notes for oil free option
Fill a large bowl with cold water and peel your potatoes. (Or scrub them if you wish to leave the peel on.)
Then using a box grater, shred your potatoes into the bowl of water. Give them a quick stir and let them sit for 20 minutes. Now drain into a colander and rinse very well with cold water.
Transfer the shredded potatoes to a clean dish towel or paper towels and squeeze or press them dry. You want them as dry as possible for the crispiest hash browns.
Now add the potatoes back to the same bowl (wipe it dry first) and add the oil (if using) and the seasoning. Mix well.
Grease or spray your basket (if needed) and place the seasoned potatoes inside. Use a silicone spatula to spread and press the shreds into an even layer and cook at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until golden. No need to flip! Enjoy!
Don't skip the soaking. Soaking the potatoes in cold water helps remove the starch which will result in crispier potatoes. So make sure to soak for 20 minutes and also rinse them afterward.Dry them very well! Again, for maximum crispiness, make sure the potato shreds are dried well. Use a clean dish towel to squeeze out the liquid.Spread the potatoes in an even layer to get them evenly crisped. Thicker spots may not crisp up as much.I'm using an 8qt Ninja Foodi and my hash brown is crispy at the 18-20 minute mark. If you're using a smaller air fryer basket, it may cook faster. Start checking around the 12-15 minute mark and cook until desired crispiness is reached.For smaller air fryer's you may need to work in two batches.For spicy hash browns, add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.For smoky hash browns, add 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika.*If you're avoiding oil and using a non stick air fryer, this recipe also works without the oil. I tried it in my Ninja Foodi and it does not stick. Use a silicone spatula to gently separate the edges and it will remove easily. Please note that it will be slightly less crispy this way.This recipe is naturally vegan, gluten free, soy free, nut free and free from all common allergens.