How to make hash browns

Brunch lovers, this one’s for you! Make your own crispy, crunchy hash browns and you’ll never look back.

This homemade hash brown recipe is really simple; it’s a ratio recipe, so you can easily make more or less, depending on how many people you’re cooking for. It’s just a potato, an onion, a tablespoon of plain flour and an egg. So simple!

To make hash browns, you will need:

2 large potatoes
2 onions
2 tablespoons plain flour
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large free-range eggs
olive oil

Ingredients for making hash browns: potatoes, eggs, onions, flour, oil


chopping board
box grater
sharp knife
large mixing bowl
clean tea towel
wooden spoon
large non-stick frying pan
kitchen paper

Equipment for making hash browns: frying pan, spatula, grater, knife, bowl, chopping board and teatowel

  1. Scrub the potatoes and coarsely grate on a box grater (there’s no need to peel them).Hash browns step 1: Grate the potato
  2. Peel and finely slice the onions.Hash browns step 2: Chop the onions
  3. Transfer the potato and onion to a bowl lined with a clean tea towel.Hash browns step 3: Put the potato and onions into a tea towel in a bowl
  4. Gather up the edges of the tea towel, twist, then squeeze out as much excess liquid as you can.Hash browns step 3: squeeze the excess liquid out
  5. Transfer to a mixing bowl, add the flour and season well with salt and pepper.Hash browns step 4: add flour
  6. Now crack in the eggs.Hash browns step 5: add eggs
  7. Mix well with a wooden spoon, until the egg is fully combined.Hash browns step 6: Mix together
  8. Put a large non-stick frying pan on the heat, and once hot add olive oil and spoonfuls of the mixture, being careful not to overcrowd the pan.Hash browns step 7: put in frying pan
  9. Cook for 10 minutes, without moving, until a golden crust has formed, then turn each one over.Hash browns step 8: cook for 10 minutes then turn over
  10. Continue to cook until golden brown and cooked through, then transfer to kitchen paper to drain before serving up.

What to eat with hash browns?

A full English! But you can mix them up with other combos if you like. Pair these recipes with hash browns and you’re in for a treat:

  • Roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy smoked bacon and a poached egg
  • Baked beans and a fried egg
  • Avocado, fried mushrooms and sautéed spinach

Perfect poached eggs

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