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Hash Browns Recipe

Hash Browns Recipe

This hash brown recipe is simple but packed with flavor! Learn how to create crispy, golden-brown hash browns perfect for breakfast or a side dish.

Hey there 👋! If you love a satisfying and comforting breakfast, then these hash browns are for you.

They’re a classic, and I’m going to show you how to make them perfectly. They are a fantastic side dish to whatever else you might be eating.

Let’s get started!

Utensils You Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  1. Large mixing bowl
  2. Box grater or food processor
  3. Clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth
  4. Large nonstick skillet
  5. Spatula

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The Recipe

Hash Browns Recipe

Hash Browns

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside hash browns that are easier to make than you think.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 320 kcal


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Peel and grate the potatoes using the large holes on your box grater or the grating attachment in your food processor.
  • Place the grated potatoes in a kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much of the excess moisture as possible.
  • Heat the oil in your skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onions and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the grated potatoes, salt, and pepper to the hot skillet. Spread them into a thin, even layer.
  • Allow the potatoes to cook undisturbed for 5 minutes or until the bottoms become a rich golden brown.
  • Flip the potatoes in sections and continue cooking for another 5 minutes until cooked through and crispy.
  • Using your spatula, break the hash browns up if you want them smaller, or leave them in larger portions for a crispier crust.
  • Serve immediately.


  • To soak up extra grease, drain your hash browns on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Try not to overcrowd the pan when cooking your hash browns – this will inhibit them from getting super crispy!
Keyword breakfast, hash browns, potatoes

Alternative Ingredients

These ingredients can easily replace the ones above.

Russet PotatoesYukon Gold Potatoes
Vegetable OilOlive Oil

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What to Serve with Hash Browns

Hash browns make a fabulous side dish, but they’re also awesome on their own or in a filling breakfast. Here are some serving ideas:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make hash browns ahead of time?

You can prep the potatoes by grating and squeezing them a day in advance and storing them in the refrigerator. However, it’s always best to cook them fresh for the best texture.

Can I freeze hash browns?

Cooked hash browns freeze surprisingly well! Let them cool completely, then freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat in a pan with a bit of oil.

How do I get the crispiest hash browns?

The keys to super crispy hash browns are removing as much moisture as possible and using enough oil in a very hot skillet.

What if my hash browns are sticking to the pan?

Let the potatoes cook undisturbed long enough to develop a crust. If they still stick, your pan needs more oil or the heat isn’t high enough.

What other flavors can I add to my hash browns?

Mix some paprika, garlic powder, or chopped chives into the potatoes before cooking.

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