We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
Loading ...

How to Thaw Frozen Hashbrowns

Hash browns are a common accompaniment to breakfast plates, both at home and in restaurants. When you want to make hash browns and get them crisp on the outside, or you need to put them into another recipe, thaw them completely before you use them. Thawing potatoes and removing the extra water will help the potato cook evenly and give you the golden brown exterior if you pan-fry them.

Loading ...
  1. Place frozen hash browns in a bowl loosely covered or keep them in their original sealed package.

  2. Place the bowl or package in the refrigerator overnight.

  3. Drain any accumulated water from the hash browns with a colander. Pat the hash browns dry before placing them into any heated oil or butter.

  4. Place the hash brown package on a towel on the counter or dump the hash browns into a bowl and cover it.

  5. Leave the bowl or package undisturbed for 30 minutes.

  6. Drain excess water from the package or bowl before using the hash browns.

  7. Place the hash browns in a bowl and cover it with cling film.

  8. Place the bowl in the microwave. Heat the hash browns on medium heat for two to four minutes or high heat for up to one minute.

  9. Stir the hash browns each minute if you put them on medium heat. Drain extra water before cooking them.

Loading ...

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Cling film

About the Author

Tara Kimball is a former accounting professional with more than 10 years of experience in corporate finance and small business accounting. She has also worked in desktop support and network management. Her articles have appeared in various online publications.

Loading ...