Homemade Hash Browns

Looking for McDonald’s style Hash Browns? Look no further than these Homemade Hash Brown Patties – Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, you’ll never need the drive-through again!

Ugh, aren’t hash browns just the greatest breakfast item of all time!? And I’m not talking shredded hash browns in a pan, I’m talking these hash brown patties. True hash browns 😉 Just look at that golden crispy goodness!

And that’s what so perfect about these hash browns, they’re so darn crispy!!

We’ll discuss how to crispy hash browns in just a sec, but first let’s see the minimal ingredients you’ll need to whip up a batch.

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Homemade Hash Browns

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Breakfast Recipes, Hash Browns, Homemade Recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 96kcal
Author Chris

Ingredients

  • 2 large White Potatoes (Maris Pipers, King Edward & Russets are good choices)
  • 2 tbsp Plain Flour, or as needed
  • 1 Shallot, peeled
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable/Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Shred your potatoes with a box grater and soak in a bowl of cold water. Swish around with your hand to get out as much starch as possible, then drain.
  • Place a cloth over your bowl and place your potato on top. Grate over a shallot, then twist into a ball and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  • Place into a bowl and combine with your flour and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Mould into 6 equal oval shapes.
  • Melt your butter over medium heat with your oil then add your hash browns. Fry for 4-5mins each side OR until golden brown and crispy.

Notes

a) Salting the potatoes - You notice that when you first add the flour it almost becomes too dry to form the patties. However the potato will start releasing a small amount of moisture due to the salt, which in turn helps in forming the patties. Use your flour accordingly to adjust when this happens.
b) Freezing before frying - If your patties are struggling to hold together consider popping them in the freezer for 10 mins to help keep shape before they hit the pan.
c) Forming the patties - Try and mould them on the thinner side, of course the thinner they are the more crispy they will be.

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Hash Browns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 15
                    % Daily Value*

Fat 1.68g3%
Saturated Fat 0.409g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.111g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.077g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 82mg3%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 18.55g6%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 0.86g1%
Protein 2.22g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 16.5mg20%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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