Good old fashioned restaurant-style hash browns. Perfect with hot pepper sauce and ketchup!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse shredded potatoes until water is clear, then drain and squeeze dry. Place shreds in a bowl, and mix in the onion, flour and egg until evenly distributed.

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  • Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is sizzling hot, place potatoes into the pan in a 1/2 inch thick layer. Cover the whole bottom of the pan, or make separate piles like pancakes. Cook until nicely browned on the bottom, then flip over and brown on the other side. It should take at least 5 minutes per side. If you are cooking them in one big piece, it can be cut into quarters for easier flipping.

  • Remove from pan, and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; 4.7 g protein; 26.1 g carbohydrates; 46.5 mg cholesterol; 24.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2007
These turned out great! I've never had much success with homemade hashbrowns, always because I have just tried frying up plain grated potatoes, and I thought I would look for an actual recipe that might yield something a bit more restaurant-quality. This recipe is definetly it! They weren't greasy at all, they held together perfectly, and they looked quite pretty when they were done cooking, too. Next time, I think I will add my salt & pepper, plus some extra spices, to the shredded potato and egg/flour mixture, just to give it a more intense flavor. This recipe is so easy that I will have no problems just making these hashbrowns from memory, eyeballing the flour and spices, etc. Highly recommended!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2005
I thought it was weird that this recipe has so many different reviews, but this just wasn't good to us. I thought the flour and egg were fine (used less flour than recipe), but it was the oil. After the hash browns sat out on the paper towel they were still very oily. Maybe we will try MISSCATIAS suggestion of cooking them with no oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2007
These turned out great! I've never had much success with homemade hashbrowns, always because I have just tried frying up plain grated potatoes, and I thought I would look for an actual recipe that might yield something a bit more restaurant-quality. This recipe is definetly it! They weren't greasy at all, they held together perfectly, and they looked quite pretty when they were done cooking, too. Next time, I think I will add my salt & pepper, plus some extra spices, to the shredded potato and egg/flour mixture, just to give it a more intense flavor. This recipe is so easy that I will have no problems just making these hashbrowns from memory, eyeballing the flour and spices, etc. Highly recommended!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2004
Great recipe...for those who detest frying like i do..I sprayed my grill with some PAM and cooked them for about 10-15 minutes..they were still crispy and not greasy at all! Added extra spices as well..yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2004
Wow. Unbelievable. About as good as one could hope for. Crispy on the outside, firm and tasty on the inside. And what a flavor. This will be my hashbrown recipe from here on out. I do have one cautionary tip, particularly if like me, you haven't cooked hashbrowns before. Make sure that you don't have too much oil in the pan. The hashbrowns will take forever to brown and may be too greasy for your taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
This is a great versatile recipe. I used sweet potatoes instead of russetts and flavored them with salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ground clove. Really delicious. If you have a food processor you can shred the potato and they will keep in the freezer until ready for use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2006
This recipe was fantastic! The hash browns were golden and crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle. My girlfriend said she felt like hash browns with bacon and onions in them so I used this recipe as my starting point. First, I pan-fryed 6 bacon strips until crispy (next time I will use at least 8). Then I broke up the bacon into tiny pieces and added them into the mix with the other ingredients along with 1/2 red onion chopped, sea salt and cracked black pepper. Also, i made little hash brown patties rather than covering the whole pan. They really turned out nice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2008
Isn't it great when you can create something in the kitchen using simple ingredients. Here's a few ideas of playing around with an already excellent recipe. 1. Where the recipe calls for squeezing the liquid out of the shredded potatoes... it REALLY means it. Make sure all the liquid is gone. You might place the shredded potatoes in the middle of a clean tea towel, or cheesecloth, form into a small pouch, and squeeze. 2. If you're looking for a way to reduce the oil, here's a trick. Go to a local cooking store, and purchase an oil mister. Then pick up a bottle of grape seed oil (make sure it's unflavored). Grape seed oil will not impart any additional flavor to the dish, and it has a high smoke point. Fill the mister with the oil (a mister is like a refillable spray bottle). Now, get the hash browns ready for cooking. Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat, and then use the mister to spray the surface of the pan, and finally add a half tablespoon of sweet butter. Cook the hash browns until the outer surface is crispy, but not burned (about 5 minutes per side). They will taste great... without all that oil. You might want to sprinkle some finely grated cheddar or harvarti cheese over the top... up to you, and your guests. Serve while still nice and hot. They will be crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Keep the faith, and keep cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
My first try at making hash browns. Success. I added sharp cheddar a little garlic powder dash of oregano and some green onions. Extra virgin olive oil to fry in about a quarter cup. Will keep this recipe and use over and over. Always trying a little something different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
Thank you Emily! I've never had success with hash browns and those were wonderful. I used two skillets; one with a thick layer and another with just a thin layer. They were both great. I didn't use nearly as much oil as the recipe called for and will use even less next time. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2005
I thought it was weird that this recipe has so many different reviews, but this just wasn't good to us. I thought the flour and egg were fine (used less flour than recipe), but it was the oil. After the hash browns sat out on the paper towel they were still very oily. Maybe we will try MISSCATIAS suggestion of cooking them with no oil. Read More
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