Hash browns are a popular dish for breakfast. But can you make it? The answer may be no for almost all people. In this blog post, I’ll instruct you on how to make hash browns. Besides, I also share some ideas for what to serve with your hash browns.

1. Tips To Make Crispy Hash Browns

First, using the right type of potato will help you get the type of hash browns you want. So if you want to ensure your hash browns stick together, please use Yukon gold potatoes. But if you wish to have crispy hash browns, you should use Russet potatoes.

Next, to make hash browns not soggy, you need to soak the chopped potatoes in cold water and then squeeze out all the moisture in them.

The third secret, you can use more than a tablespoon of cooking oil and only flip the other side when the frying side was golden brown. These will make your hash as crispy as possible

When frying you should spread the hash browns in a thin layer in the pan, this will help them cook evenly and not soggy

Prepare your hash browns a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Cook hash browns from chilled will help them crisp more when frying

Finally, just add hash browns to the pan when the oil is hot and slightly smoking

2. How To Make Hash Browns From Scratch


  • Six large russet potatoes (washed)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or melted butter)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano (optional)


Step 1: Peel and shred potatoes and grate them into a large bowl filled with cold water.

Step 2: Stir until water is cloudy, drain, and cover potatoes again with fresh cold water. Then pat dry with paper towels, and squeeze out any excess moisture. 

Step 3: Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. When oil hot, add the potatoes to hot oil and press with spatula to flatten into a uniform thickness around pan. Then sprinkle the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano seasoning.

Step 4: Cook the potatoes until brown crust forms on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Then flip the potatoes to the opposite side and continue to cook until the potatoes have browned all over about 5 minutes. Then you transfer hash browns into a dish lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil.

3. What To Serve With Hash Browns?

Eggs: Hash browns and eggs are a classic breakfast combination. You can serve them scrambled eggs, fried eggs, or as an omelet.

Bacon or Sausage: Add some protein to your breakfast by serving hash browns with crispy bacon or breakfast sausage links.

Toast: A slice of toast is a perfect complement to hash browns. You can use it to mop up any extra egg yolk or use it as a base for a breakfast sandwich.

Fruit: A side of fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, or bananas, can add some sweetness and balance to your breakfast.

Vegetables: Serve hash browns with sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, or sauteed spinach to add some extra nutrients to your meal.

Now, you know how to make hash browns, you can treat your friends even late at night. The ingredients are popular and easy to find; you need to follow all the steps. We hope you will successfully make this dish after reading my article.

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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