Air Fryer Frozen Potato Pancakes

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Craving something crispy, dippable, and loaded with potato? Air fryer frozen potato pancakes might be what you’re looking for!

A delicious take on Latkes, these easy-to-make frozen potato pancakes are ready in just minutes and make a nice snack or addition to breakfast!

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Air fryer frozen potato pancakes – crispy and delicious!

Recipe Tips

Before you go and make frozen potato pancakes in the air fryer, check out these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • You don’t need to spray the frozen potato pancakes with oil before air frying them.
  • Make sure to place the frozen potato pancakes into the air fryer in one layer without overlap. This way they will cook and crisp evenly.
  • We made McCain frozen potato pancakes – but there are lots of other brands out there. Your cooking time can vary based on the thickness and size of the potato pancakes as well as your air fryer.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

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Step by Step Instructions

For those interested in seeing how to make air fryer frozen potato pancakes, you can follow the photos in this section to see how we make ours.

If you want to skip visuals, scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

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Place the frozen potato pancakes into the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

When it is hot, add the frozen potato pancakes in one even layer. Be sure to have no overlap so that the pancakes can cook and crisp evenly.

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Flip the potato pancakes halfway through.

Air fry the frozen potato pancakes for 10-12 minutes total until fully heated and golden brown on the outside.

Flip the potato pancakes halfway through the cooking time.

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The potato pancakes should be fully cooked and golden brown.

The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size and thickness of the potato pancakes.

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These potato pancakes are ready for dipping!

When done, remove the potato pancakes from the air fryer. You can serve them with ketchup, sour cream, quark, apple sauce, or other dips/sauces of your choice. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

Once you air fry frozen potato pancakes, they are best enjoyed hot and crispy. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container and place them in the fridge.

Moisture might make them a little softer but they will still taste great and might even crispy up again if you reheat them in the air fryer. You can also just eat them cold!

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crispy potato pancakes on white plate with sour cream and parsley beside on wooden board.

Air Fryer Frozen Potato Pancakes

Air Fryer Frozen Potato Pancakes are crispy and delicious. Easy to make, they make a great snack or breakfast addition!
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Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 6-9 frozen potato pancakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • When it is hot, add the frozen potato pancakes in one even layer. Be sure to have no overlap so that the pancakes can cook and crisp evenly.
  • Air fry the frozen potato pancakes for 10-12 minutes total until fully heated and golden brown on the outside. Flip the potato pancakes halfway through the cooking time. The exact cooking time can vary depending on the size and thickness of the potato pancakes.
  • When done, remove the potato pancakes from the air fryer. You can serve them with ketchup, sour cream, quark, apple sauce, or other dips/sauces of your choice. Enjoy!

Notes

  • We made McCain frozen potato pancakes, but there are other brands as well. Depending on the size and thickness, the cooking time can vary slightly.
  • You don't need to spray the frozen potato pancakes with oil – they typically already contain oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 848mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

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Lisa is the main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer almost 2 years ago and has since used it over 350+ times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested every single recipe on Simply Air Fryer.

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