Healthier hash browns? Yes, please!

Instead of frying your hash browns in a pan, you can airfry or bake them. It’s simple. Toss grated potatoes with onion, peppers, and seasoned olive oil, then airfry or bake. Vary the seasonings and peppers to taste.

Last week my CSA box from Luckett Farms included red potatoes. I grated one potato, sauteed it with onion and pepper and used that as the base for breakfast omelettes. I liked the texture of crisp grated potatoes, so for dinner I decided to grate the rest and make hash browns. Only, I opted to use my Phillips Airfryer to cook them. If you don’t have an airfryer, you can bake them instead.


  • 2 lbs. potatoes grated, with or without peel
  • 1 med. onion finely chopped (I used yellow but added chopped green onion as well)
  • 1-3 peppers finely chopped (sweet or hot or both)
  • ¼ c olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp parsley (oregano, thyme, dill, or ??)


  • Soak grated potatoes in ice water for 20-30 minutes.
  • Prepare the other vegetables while the potatoes soak.
  • Mix onion and peppers.
  • Grind olive oil, garlic, and seasonings in a mini food processor or blender. I used my Cuisinart Smart Stick grinder attachment.
  • Strain the potatoes.
  • In a large bowl, toss potatoes, onions, and peppers.
  • Drizzle seasoned oil on potato mixture, mixing well.
  • Cook
    • To airfry
      • Preheat airfryer to 330°.
      • Place potatoes in basket. Do not overfill.
      • Airfry for 9-12 minutes. NOTE: Set timer for 3 minute intervals, and stir potatoes every 3 minutes.
    • To bake
      • Preheat oven to 450°.
      • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
      • Spread thin layer of potatoes on cookie sheet.
      • Bake for 20-30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes. NOTE: Time will vary depending on your oven, the thickness of your layer of potatoes, and how crispy you prefer them).
  • Serve as a side, with ketchup, sour cream, or cheese.

What do you do with your CSA vegetables? It’s that time of year when I feel like I’m in a ball crawl (or ball pond) filled with squash and zucchini instead of bright plastic balls. How do you keep your nose above the abundance of the squash and zucchini? Stay tuned for more squash and zucchini recipes this season.
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