Hash Brown

Hash Brown

American Style Hash Browns

To me the best hash brown in the world is the McDonalds Hash Brown. Nothing comes close. Its not really potato to be honest, it’s more an Oil and Flour song that features Potato.

The real Hash Browns of the world are not like that, they are all potato. A celebration of the tuber and one to me, that is not used enough. It’s easy to do, quick to whip up and can be flavored just how you want it.

Hash Browns should be the go to with a fry, there I said it.

American Style Hash Browns

Serves 1-2
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Region American


  • 1 Large Potato (Washed)
  • 1 pinch Smoked Paprika
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Oregano


Step 1. Wash the potato well. Then with a box grater, grate the potato into thick shreds.
Step 2. Place the shredded potato in a bowl and cover with cold water. Move the potato around in the water to extract as much starch as possible.
Step 3. Drain the potato and dry with paper towels or kitchen towel.
Step 4. Add the potato, cayenne, paprika, oregano into the bowl along with pinches of salt and pepper. Stir until all is incorporated.
Step 5. Put a pan on medium high heat and put in some oil/butter. Place the potato in and try to make it a flat layer with full contact to the pan.
Step 6. After 4-5 minutes, get a spatula under the hash brown and flip it over (Tilt the pan to assist with this).
Step 7. After another 4 minutes on the other side check the bottom of the hash brown and make sure it is as dark and crispy as you want it. It will cook away happily if you want to keep it on the pan.

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