4 Best Ways to Reheat Hash Browns

4 Best Ways to Reheat Hash Browns

If you like potatoes, chances are that you’d love hash browns too. And, if you are someone like me, you’d probably devour them in your breakfast. Not only do they taste great, but these finger foods are also extremely delectable and crispy too!

Hash Browns is a perfect snack to carry on the go and even freeze for later use.

However, reheating leftover hash browns isn’t as easy as it seems. Just chucking them in the microwave is not enough, especially if you don’t want to eat soggy hash browns with no flavor to them. Reheating is both an art and a science that is worth mastering in this fast-paced world.

Generally, it’s recommended to use an oven to reheat the frozen or leftover hash browns. However, it takes a lot of time and isn’t something you’d want to do when you are running out of time. Here, we will discuss how to reheat these delicious treats in order to get the best possible outcome from your cooking efforts. So grab a cup of coffee and read on below before getting started with your next batch of crispy potatoes!

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Methods to Reheat Leftover Hash Browns

Reheat Hash Browns

Whatever the reason for your leftovers are, chances are that you want to reheat them in a way to ensure that they are reheated evenly AND taste equally good. Whatever method you choose, ensure that you follow the steps to the T to get a perfectly crispy and fresh-tasting hash brown.

#1 Reheating Hash Browns In the Oven

The most conventional and likely the best way to reheat your hash browns is by using an oven. Not only does it reheat them evenly, but it also leaves the exterior crispy without making it super oily that comes from refrying. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350-400 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Take a baking tray and line it with baking paper or aluminum foil, whatever you have in hand.
  3. Place all the leftover hash browns on top of it, ensuring that they don’t overlap and have enough space between them.
  4. Cover the top of the dish with aluminum foil to ensure even reheating and to keep the center of the hash browns moist.
  5. Bake the dish for 8-10 minutes, flipping the hash browns halfway through the process.
  6. Reheat them for 2 minutes more without the foil.
  7. Once done, transfer them to a plate lined with tissues to soak in any excess grease, and then enjoy it with your favorite condiment on the side.

#2 Reheating Hash Browns In the Microwave

This method is the easiest and fastest one of them all — perfect for those who don’t necessarily care about the crispy texture of the hash browns and can make do with the soggy version of it.

  1. Take a microwaveable plate and place the hash browns in a single layer, leaving enough space between them.
  2. Once done, you can then microwave the dish for 1 minute and then flip them and reheat them for another minute.
  3. If you don’t have a lot of leftovers, then reduce the time to 30-seconds or so.
  4. Ensure that you keep an eye on the hash browns and prevent them from becoming soggy.

Reheat Hash Browns In the Microwave

#3 Reheating Hash Browns In the Pan

Another easy way to reheat your hash browns is by using your stovetop. It’s quite simple and can restore the crispiness of this delectable potato dish. But, ensure that you keep an eye out while reheating with this method to avoid making them soggy from the outside.

  1. Take a non-stick pan and spray it with some oil and let it heat over medium flame.
  2. Once the oil is hot, place the hash browns on the pan in a single layer, avoiding overlapping.
  3. Let the hash browns cook over medium heat until one side crisps up and gets a golden brown coating to one side.
  4. At that point, flip the hash browns to cook it from the other side too.
  5. Transfer the reheated hash browns to a plate lined with tissue paper to soak up any excess oil.

#4 Reheating Hash Browns In the Air fryer

Last but not least is using an air fryer. Keep in mind that this method is ideal when you have a few hashbrowns that need to be reheated. Since the space in the air fryer’s basket isn’t that big, we wouldn’t suggest that you use it for reheating a lot of hash browns at once. The steps are pretty simple:

  1. Preheat your air fryer for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Once done, you can take out the basket and line it with some parchment paper to avoid making a mess of things. 
  3. Place the hash browns inside the basket, leaving enough space in between.
  4. Once done, reheat them for 7-8 minutes, flipping them halfway through the process.

How to Make Hash Browns at Home?

Homemade Hash Browns

If you are tired of eating hash browns from the fast-food chains and want to make some of your own, here’s a quick recipe that you can follow:

  1. Peel and shred some potatoes of your choice and soak them in water to release the extra starch.
  2. Once done, you can transfer them into a plate lined with a cotton kitchen cloth to soak up the excess water.
  3. Transfer the shredded potatoes to a bowl and add 1 tsp of potato starch to it.
  4. Add your favorite spices, salt, and black pepper to it and mix everything together.
  5. In the meantime, heat up a pan on medium heat and add 1-2 tsp of oil to it.
  6. Once the oil heats up, add the shredded potato mixture and spread it into a thin layer.
  7. Let it cook from one side and turn golden brown. It should take 1-2 minutes for that.
  8. Once done, flip the potatoes and let them cook from the other side too.
  9. Serve with your favorite condiment or eat it the way you like it.


Hash browns are a favorite for many, including myself. I know there are some people who don’t like them or even think they aren’t that great of an option to have for breakfast. However, if you love hash browns and want to enjoy them every morning without the hassle of dealing with mushy potatoes then this article is just what you need!


Best Ways to Reheat Hash Browns

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