How to Make Fresh Hash Browns


10 Tips to keep in mind when cooking Fresh Hash Browns

  1. Use russet potatoes: They have the right starch content for crispy hash browns.
  2. Grate potatoes finely: This helps them cook evenly and become crispy.
  3. Remove moisture: Squeeze out as much liquid as possible for a crispy texture.
  4. Use a hot skillet: Ensure the skillet is hot before adding the potatoes.
  5. Spread evenly: Spread the grated potatoes in an even layer for uniform cooking.
  6. Don’t overcrowd: Cook in batches if necessary to avoid steaming.
  7. Press down: Use a spatula to press the potatoes down in the skillet.
  8. Flip carefully: Use a large spatula to flip the hash browns without breaking them.
  9. Season well: Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper while cooking.
  10. Serve immediately: Hash browns are best enjoyed hot and crispy.

Serving suggestions

  • Eggs: Serve with scrambled, fried, or poached eggs for a classic breakfast combo.
  • Bacon or Sausage: Pair with crispy bacon or breakfast sausages for a hearty meal.
  • Toast: A side of buttered toast complements the crispy hash browns perfectly.
  • Fresh Fruit: Add a fresh fruit salad for a balanced breakfast.
  • Avocado: Top with sliced avocado for a creamy and nutritious addition.
  • Breakfast Sandwich: Use hash browns as a filling for a breakfast sandwich with eggs and cheese.
  • Pancakes: Serve alongside pancakes for a sweet and savory breakfast.
  • Hot Sauce: A dash of hot sauce can add a spicy kick to your hash browns.


Q: Can I use a different type of potato for hash browns?
A: Yes, but russet potatoes are recommended for their starchy content, which helps achieve a crispy texture.

Q: How do I prevent hash browns from being soggy?
A: Make sure to squeeze out as much moisture as possible from the grated potatoes before cooking.

Q: Can I make hash browns ahead of time?
A: It’s best to cook hash browns fresh, but you can grate the potatoes and keep them in cold water in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Drain and dry them thoroughly before cooking.

Q: What can I add to hash browns for extra flavor?
A: You can add grated onion, garlic powder, paprika, or even cheese for extra flavor.

Q: How do I store leftover hash browns?
A: Store leftover hash browns in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in a skillet to regain some of the crispiness.

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