1.) Preheat the oven or set your air fryer to 450 F. Place hash brown patties in a single layer on a nonstick baking tray or on a foil lined tray lightly sprayed with cooking oil.
2.) Bake for 7 minutes, flip the patties over, and continue baking for an additional 7-8 minutes or until the patties reach your desired level of doneness. They should be golden brown in color.
3.) While the hash brown patties are baking, combine the cottage cheese, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Try to strain any excess liquid out of the cottage cheese before adding.
4.) In a separate bowl, toss the microgreens in the lemon juice.
5.) Once the patties are nice and crispy, rub the sliced raw garlic clove on the surface of the hashbrowns to impart the flavor. Be sparing with application, as the garlic will be quite strong in this form!
6.) Top the hash brown patties with cottage cheese and the dressed microgreens. Top with a drizzle of EVOO and the crushed red chili flakes. Option to grate some parmesan over the top. Enjoy!