Homemade Frozen Hash Brown Patties Recipe

Dunkin hash brown recipe was my first hash brown recipe that amazed me incredibly. So then I thought to try other hash brown recipes. And, here I’m, back with another hash brown recipe, the frozen hash brown patties, which will certainly enrich your cooking experience along with Whataburger Patty Melt Recipe.

While the key ingredient is frozen shredded hash browns, this recipe enlists another surprising and fantastic ingredient, mild and pre-shredded Cheddar cheese! And this ingredient alone suffices to make this dish a top one.

These hash brown patties can be a solo meal itself or a side meal or base meal topped with fried eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, sour cream, and just to make a hearty breakfast. It can also be prepared ahead and stored in a freezer to give you a head start for any special occasions.

Note: You can also prepare hash brown patties in an air fryer. We will talk some other day about “frozen hash brown patties in air fryer”.


  • Frozen shredded hash browns (1 package; around 1 pound)
  • Mild and pre-shredded Cheddar cheese (1/2 cup; around 2 ounces)
  • All-purpose flour (2 tablespoons)
  • Lightly beaten egg (1 large egg)
  • Garlic powder (1/3 teaspoon)
  • Freshly ground paprika (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Pure kosher salt (3/4 teaspoon)
  • Black pepper (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Canola oil (1/4 cup)


  • Take a large bowl and mix paprika, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and egg by heavily stirring. Add cheese and frozen shredded hash brown potatoes when the previous ingredients are finely combined and stir again to combine all the ingredients thoroughly.
  • Now sprinkle the mixture with flour and toss over and over again to make sure they are coated finely.
  • Now, take a large nonstick skillet, set the skillet temperature to medium-high. Then, heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in the skillet.
  • Then add potato mixture (3 heaping spoonfuls or about 1/3 cup per patty) to the skillet and flatten the mixture using a spatula.
  • Cook one side for 3-4 minutes or more until turned golden brown. Then flip over the patties and take 3-4 more minutes to cook this side.
  • When thoroughly cooked, set the patties aside on paper towels on a plate. Then cook the other batches repeating the same procedure.
  • Use your keen eye and sense to adjust the amount of oil for each batch. When you have done cooking all the batches, serve immediately.

Cooking in a conventional oven

  • Preheat your oven to 45-degree Fahrenheit or 232-degree Celsius.
  • Now, on a non-stick baking sheet, place the patties in a single layer. Then place the sheet in the oven.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes and flip over, and bake for 8-10 more minutes. By this time, the patties will be thoroughly cooked and turn golden.

Traditional Deep Fry cooking method

  • At first, preheat the canola oil to 350-degree Fahrenheit or 180-degree Celsius.
  • Then, place the patties in a fryer basket. Place in a single layer and don’t overlap the patties in any way.
  • Now, lower the basket into hot oil very carefully.
  • Fry the patties for 2 minutes and they will turn golden.

Recipe Notes

I recommend cooking directly from frozen. For the optimal result, you must not overcook the patties. If you defrost the hash browns, use them as soon as possible. But don’t refreeze ever again.
So, to reach perfection, it is very significant that you follow the cooking direction word by word.

How do you dress up frozen hash brown patties?

You can serve the finely cooked frozen hash brown patties with a wide range of topping ingredients.
The toppings options include fried eggs, diced scallions, cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, smoked salmon, sour cream.

If you top with shredded cheddar cheese, bake the patties a few more minutes to let the cheese melt, and then garnish with a dollop of sour cream.
If you want to make nacho browns, you have to top hash brown patties with grated Cheddar cheese after smearing refried beans.

Nutritional Information

Nutrient Fact (Per 85-gram serving)ValueDaily Value
Calories110 (484kJ)
Protein1 g 31%
Carbohydrates15 g
Dietary Fiber1 g 5 %
Total Sugars0 g 0 %
Total Fat5 g 7 %
Saturated Fat0.4 g 3%
Trans Fat0g
Iron0.3 mg 2 %
Sodium210 mg 9 %
Calcium10 mg 1 %
Potassium200 mg 4 %
Note:  Daily Value percentage is based on a 2,000-calorie diet a day.


Can you cook frozen hash brown patties in a toaster?

Yes, there is no hassle in cooking frozen hash brown patties in a toaster. Cooking the hash browns in a toaster usually refers to cooking the patties thoroughly, yet not breaking the patties or losing much of the oil. You can easily cook the frozen, store-bought ones in the toaster. Besides, an amazing advantage of cooking hash brown in a toaster is: the hash brown will turn crispy and golden within minutes.

So, it’s pretty ideal to cook frozen has brown in a toaster.

Can you microwave frozen hash brown patties?

Yes, you can cook frozen hash brown patties in a microwave, but it’s not recommended until and unless you don’t have any other options (skillet, toaster, air fryer) left. The hash browns won’t turn any browner than they were already in the packet. Set the microwave to its full power (800 watts microwave) and microwave for around 1 and a half minutes. Then flip over and microwave for another 1 and a half minutes.

Make sure you place the hash browns patties in a single layer because overlapping will make the patties stick together! 

So, now you know how to cook frozen hash brown patties, and you are all set to prepare frozen hash brown patties any time in your comfort zone. On top of that, these hash brown patties are so delicious and addicting that you won’t leave them alone and they are most likely to be your go-to treat for friends and family.

Let me know how it went with you!

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