Frozen Potatoes O Brien In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Potatoes O’Brien — Do you love potatoes O’Brien but don’t have the time to make them the traditional way? Well, have no fear – the air fryer is here! Air frying frozen potatoes is a quick and easy way to get that same great taste without all of the hassles. Plus, it’s a healthier option than traditional frying. So go ahead and give this recipe a try – your family will love it!

I’ve been using my air fryer a lot lately, and I really love it. Recently I decided to try cooking some frozen potatoes in it, and the results were fantastic! If you have an air fryer or are thinking of getting one, you should try this recipe. It’s easy to make and tastes great. Enjoy!

You only need a few simple ingredients. First get your air fryer basket out and pour in some of the frozen potatoes. Since there might be some large chunks of frozen potatoes, try not to overcrowd the basket. Next set the temperature of the air fryer to 400F and the cook time to 18 minutes.

Expert Tips from a Dietitian

This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). Potatoes are a starchy veggie that even picky eaters tend to enjoy. If you’ve been looking for a way to get more vegetables into breakfast, air fryer diced potatoes are an easy choice.

Hash browns are a side dish that only provide about 1 gram of protein. If you want to stay full until lunch, I’d definitely add more protein to your meal. Eggs, sausage, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and ham are some popular breakfast options for protein.

Another thing I would add are some low carb fruits or non-starchy veggies for more volume. I’ll often enjoy diced hash brown potatoes with an egg or two plus some strawberries. Raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are some other great options.

Potatoes, corn, peas, and parsnips are some of the starchy veggies that are omitted from low carb diets. These veggies all also tend to be higher in calories than non-starchy veggies (like leafy greens). However, that doesn’t mean that everyone must stop eating foods like potatoes to lose weight.

I never completely gave up foods like potatoes, rice, bread, and pasta during my 70-lb weight loss journey. What I did do was dramatically lower my portions of these foods (plus added sugars and oils) while INCREASING my intake of non-starchy veggies, high-quality protein, and fruit. Basing my diet on filling low-calorie and high-volume foods was key to helping me maintain the calorie deficit needed for weight loss.

And if you want a higher energy meal? Pile on those potatoes! Serving sizes listed don’t necessarily reflect the right sized portion for your individual needs.

Whether you can cook these Potatoes O’Brien in your own air fryer will depend on the type of air fryer. My Cosori fryer is a double basket design with a heavily perforated internal basket. Thankfully the holes in that basket are little smaller than the potato pieces.

We used the COSORI to air fry this (affiliate link, we get a fee), always check your food with a good kitchen thermometer.

The final result of these is certainly on the softer side, a crispier result is certainly easier in the pan, but hey the fryer is so easy. You could also cook a little longer than twelve minutes too but be careful to not go too long.


To make frozen diced hash browns in the air fryer, you need:

  • Frozen potatoes (diced)
  • Avocado oil (olive oil or another cooking oil works too)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Cooking oil spray (non-aerosol)
  • Ketchup or other toppings
  • It’s important for this recipe to look at the ingredients to see what you’re getting with your potatoes. If they contain oil, you may not need to add more. If they are seasoned, the salt and pepper is probably unnecessary.

    I’m making Ore Ida frozen potatoes in the air fryer. The ingredients are potatoes, onions, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, dextrose, and sodium acid pyrophosphate.

    Dextrose is an added sugar and sodium acid pyrophosphate is an additive that helps potatoes retain their color. There is no added salt and no added oil in these potatoes, which is why I’m using them in this recipe. Your frozen diced hash browns will crisp better with a little oil.

    BTW, one of the reasons I like shredded hash browns better is that you can get bags that are just potatoes. All of the diced potato options I’ve seen (including “Simply Potatoes”) contain additives (and/or preservatives) such as sodium acid pyrophosphate. This puts them into the category of ultra-processed foods.

    That said, I’d consider frozen cubed potatoes a much more nutritious food than some other ultra-processed options. The potatoes, additives or not, still count towards your vegetable intake. I can’t say the same of most cookies, cakes, and muffins.


    How do you cook O’Brien hash browns in an Airfryer?

    Place in a large mixing bowl, then add onions, peppers, Magic Seasoning Salt® and olive oil. Toss until well coated. Add potatoes to air fryer basket (work in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding). Cook for 35 minutes, tossing once about halfway throughout the cook time.

    How do you cook frozen potatoes O Brien?

    1. Put the frozen potatoes in a medium-sized bowl and stir in the oil, salt, and pepper.
    2. Mist your air fryer trays or air fryer basket with cooking spray. …
    3. Air fry the frozen diced potatoes for 12 minutes. …
    4. Serve the diced hash browns with ketchup, if desired.

    Can you air fry frozen diced potatoes?

    Electric skillet cook.
    1. Heat cooking oil in a non stick 12″ electric skillet at 350 degrees.
    2. Carefully add frozen hash browns to form an even layer.
    3. Cover and cook according to chart. Cook to a light golden color.

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