Classic Hash Browns


This hash browns recipe fries shredded potato in clarified butter for diner-style hash browns that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled

  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch paprika, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Shred potatoes into a large bowl filled with cold water. Stir until water is cloudy; drain and cover potatoes again with fresh cold water. Stir again to dissolve excess starch. Drain potatoes well, pat dry with paper towels, and squeeze out any excess moisture.

  2. Heat clarified butter in a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle shredded potatoes into hot butter in an even layer; season with cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Cook potatoes until a brown crust forms on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip or stir and continue to cook until potatoes are browned and crusty all over, about 5 more minutes.

    Classic Hash Browns
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Pair these delicious hash browns with homemade breakfast sausage for a comforting breakfast any day of the week.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
19g Fat
38g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 911mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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