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Crispy Hash Browns

We all love our eggs and bacon for breakfast, but how often do you treat to yourself to an amazing home-made hash brown?
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword best hash browns, hash brown recipe, homemade hash browns
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 392 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 500 g of peeled red potatoes grated (you can also use a different kind of waxy potato)
  • Plenty of Canola oil
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 25 g of butter
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees C (360F)
  2. Put a colander over a large bowl, then put the grated potato in the colander.
  3. Add a pinch of salt and a splash of oil to the potato and leave for a minute or 2.

  4. Spend some time squeezing as much moisture out of the potato as you can.

  5. Add your smoked paprika, a touch more salt and a good pinch of pepper then mix through.

  6. Preheat a medium-sized frying pan over high heat, then add about 2 tablespoons of canola oil and your butter.

  7. Lay your grated potato out in the pan evenly, turn the heat down to about medium, then let the potato brown for 6-7 minutes on the first side.

  8. Put a plate over the pan, carefully but confidently turn the hash brown out onto the plate, put the pan back over the heat, add a touch more oil and then gently slide the hash brown back into the pan and cook on the other side for another 5-6 minutes.

  9. Gently slide the hash brown out onto a tray lined with baking paper, or just put it straight in the oven of your pan is oven-proof. Cook for10 minutes in the oven.

  10. Once the hash brown is crispy and golden brown on both sides, serve it with whatever else you like. Eggs, bacon, BBQ sauce etc.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Use a nice light oil and butter to fry your hash browns so that the butter doesn't burn so easily.
  • Make an effort to squeeze out the moisture in the potato.
  • You will be better off using a non-stick pan.
  • Use egg rings to make small hash browns.
  • Hash browns accompany eggs and bacon really well.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Hash Browns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 222
% Daily Value*
Fat 24.7g38%
Saturated Fat 7.6g48%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 1070mg31%
Carbohydrates 40.5g14%
Fiber 6.8g28%
Sugar 3.1g3%
Protein 4.6g9%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.