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Hash Browns Recipes

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Hash browns are a great breakfast side dish and a wonderful way to use extra or leftover potatoes. This page contains homemade hash browns recipes.
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By 13 found this helpful
November 1, 2011
I love making these hash browns. They are crispy, delicious, and so easy to make! Perfect for breakfast or even a side dish for dinner!

Ingredients:

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  • 2 russet potatoes, shredded
  • 1/2 an onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Rinse shredded potatoes well then squeeze out all the water. Place in a bowl and add onion, flour and egg. Mix until evenly distributed.

Heat a bit of oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Place potatoes in pan in about a 1/2 inch thick layer. Cook until browned on the bottom and flip over (about 5 minutes per side).

Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Season with salt and pepper.

*I like to add a dash of garlic powder to mine! Up to you!

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

By attosa from Los Angeles, CA

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By 1 found this helpful
October 19, 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 package (30 oz.) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
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  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz) cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups cornflakes, lightly crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, cheese, onion, salt and pepper. In another bowl, combine the sour cream and soup. Pour over potato mixture and mix gently to combine.

Transfer to a 3-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Toss cornflakes and butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 to 55 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley

By Connie from Cotter, AR

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By 0 found this helpful
October 24, 2008

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded American or cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
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  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 package frozen hash browns, thawed (32oz.)
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. butter, melted

Directions

Grease 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, combine the cheese, soup, sour cream, onion, green and red pepper, 1/4 cup butter, salt and pepper. Mix well. Fold in the thawed hash brown potatoes. Turn the mixture into the prepared dish. Toss together corn flakes and 1 T. melted butter. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake in 350 degree F oven for about 1 hour, until casserole is golden brown and potatoes are tender.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
October 15, 2012
These are great potatoes! Very good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 1 (12 oz.) container sour cream
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  • onion, to taste
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 2 cans of each, cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 small box corn flakes

Directions:

  1. Mix all together except corn flakes.
  2. Put in 9x13 inch pan; top with corn flakes.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Servings: 9-12
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 75 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
December 22, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 package frozen plain hash browns (1lb. 4oz.)
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper ( to taste)
  • paprika (to taste)

Directions

In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter and 2 cups of the cheddar cheese. Stir constantly for about 1 minute and remove from heat. In a large bowl, combine the hash browns, onions, and sour cream. Mix this in with the cheese mixture and season with paprika and salt & pepper. Pour into a 9 inch pan sprayed with oil. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, until bubbly. Serves 8-10. (Can double the recipe. Use a 9x13 inch pan.)
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By Robin from Washington, IA

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By 0 found this helpful
October 22, 2008

Mix together the soup, margarine, cream cheese and milk. Add the hash browns and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. You can add any type of shredded cheese on the top, for the last 5 minutes of baking time.

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July 19, 20050 found this helpful

Mix potatoes, milk, soup and sour cream together. Season to taste. Spread in 9x13 inch pan. Cover with cheddar cheese and drizzle melted margarine. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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May 6, 20040 found this helpful

My kids love fresh hashbrown potatoes. I buy potatoes in 50lb bags. I chop up the potatoes the night before, then put them in the refrigerator in water. They cook up nice and brown.

By Cindy

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May 7, 20040 found this helpful

Please, PLEASE, find me a recipe for hash browns - a Brit now living in France, I've eaten and enjoyed them in the past, but every recipe I've found says "take X quantity frozen hash browns". I neeeeeeeed the real thing, please,

Thanks

Liza

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By guest client (Guest Post)
May 7, 20040 found this helpful

I take potatoes and sometimes I peel off the skins and sometimes I don't. The skin is supposed to hold a lot of vitamins, but I only do this on the thinner skinned potatoes. I take a cheese grater and grate the potatoes. You could probably use your vegetable grater on your food processor as well, but I have never tried doing potatoes in mine.

I do this the night before and set them in a bowl of cold water with about 1-2 Tbsp. of lemon juice and about 2 tsp. salt. This will keep the potatoes from turning brown. I cover with cling wrap and put into the refrigerator.

The next morning I pour potatoes out into a strainer to strain off excess water and rinse well, then pour out onto towel or paper towel. If you have too much water on your potatoes when you place them into the hot grease it will pop at you and may cause serious burns. You may need to hand squeeze your potatoes.

Most people will agree the best hash browns are ones cooked in a well-seasoned cast iron skillet, but not everyone has that so a regular skillet will do. If you have reserved bacon grease (I keep a jar for bacon grease in my cabinet) that adds so much flavor! But canola oil, olive oil or peanut oil will do. Remember that different oils cook differently at different temperatures. You want to heat your oil before adding the potatoes so as not to have soggy oil-soaked potatoes.

If you like to add onions you can dice onion and soak with your potatoes or add the next morning. Add spices that you like (salt, pepper, onion powder, etc.) and stir. Someone once recommended adding two egg whites to help hold it together and mix well then sprinkle about 1 Tbsp. flour over it all and mix well, but I have not tried this.

Form into patties and brown well on one side before turning. You will know by the edges, no need to keep lifting as this is what will cause the patties to fall apart. You can also just throw the whole batch in one large skillet and brown and stir. I have found the cooking them with a lid on can make the potatoes more mushy. Shredded potatoes aren't very thick so they cook faster than regular fried potatoes.

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By guest client (Guest Post)
May 8, 20040 found this helpful

Oh that way is so much work! My way is easier and quicker, too.

The night before you want to have hash browns, take a couple large potatoes, and wash them, then put them in a large saucepan and cover with water, bring to boil.

Boil the potatoes till you can stick a fork into them about a half an inch, not much more. When they are that way, take the pot from the stove and pour off the hot water, then return the hot pot with the potatoes in it to another (cold) burner on the stove. The lid needs to be kept on. Leave the potatoes there till the whol thing cools down. This partially cooks the potatoes. I leave mine till the morning.

In the morning, the potatoes are slightly cooked through, and are easy to peel if you like. Then take a good grater and grate away onto a moderately hot griddle which you have melted some bacon fat, or butter, or your favorite oil.

The griddle needs to be not too hot. The action of the cooking needs to be partly to crisp the hash browns on the grill, but also to dry out the hash browns as well, so they need to sit there for a while. When you have a nice crispy side, try to flip them in a large a chunk as possible. This makes them look nice. Crisp on this side, and then remove to a plate to keep warm in a 150 degree oven till all your hash browns are done, then cook your eggs or whatever else , and then serve all together.

This is my father's recipe, and always works great.

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By guest client (Guest Post)
May 10, 20040 found this helpful

Thanks, Sis and Tawnda, for your help - I'm going to try both!

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By guest (Guest Post)
September 23, 20060 found this helpful

Go to this site

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~Jamie

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