Crispy Restaurant-Style Hash Browns


These hash brown potatoes will beat restaurant hash browns hands down. I like to cook them very crisp and well done. I usually make one large pan-sized hash brown so I just have to flip once in the hot oil. These potatoes are superior to frozen or restaurant hash browns. I saw a similar recipe online and wanted to have a written copy for the kitchen so I did not have to watch the video each time I made these.

Crispy Restaurant-Style Hash Browns
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
3 servings


  • 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and shredded

  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  1. Rinse shredded potatoes in a colander with cold water until water runs clear. Place in a cheesecloth or clean dish towel and twist tightly to squeeze out all moisture.

  2. Place potatoes in a bowl with onion, flour, salt, and pepper. Add egg and mix thoroughly.

  3. Heat oil in a shallow, cast iron frying pan. Add potato mixture to the hot oil to form either on large or several smaller pancakes. Cook until browned and crispy, about 5 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel and serve hot.

Cook's Note:

It is very important to heat the oil to cooking temperature before adding the potatoes. This helps keep the potatoes crispy and helps them not to absorb as much oil while cooking.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

562 Calories
39g Fat
48g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 562
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 49%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 949mg 20%

* 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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