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Homemade Hashbrowns

Get ready for a tasty experience with our Homemade Hashbrowns recipe! We'll show you how to turn regular potatoes into delicious, crispy hashbrowns. It's an easy recipe that brings a lot of flavor and crunch to your plate. Perfect for breakfast or any meal! Let's make your own yummy hashbrowns together!

boiled potatoes, corn starch, egg, salt, pepper in small bowls along with peeler

Homemade hashbrowns provide some essential nutrients from potatoes and eggs, but they are relatively high in calories and may be best enjoyed in moderation.

peeled boiled potatoes with knife and peeler on wooden cutting board

Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates, providing energy for the body. They also contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals, especially when the skin is left on.

Rinse the grated potatoes under cold water and pat them dry with a kitchen towel. This can help remove excess starch and prevent sticking.

boiled peeled potato on grater on top of glass bowl along with pepper, egg, corn starch in small bowls

Boil peeled and cut russet potatoes for 10 minutes, then cool them in an ice water bath.

While russet potatoes are commonly used for hashbrowns due to their starch content, you can experiment with other varieties. Yukon Gold potatoes also work well.

mix of boiled grated potatoes, egg, salt, pepper and corn starch in large bowl

Grate the boiled potatoes and mix them with salt, pepper, cornstarch, and a large egg.

Cornstarch helps bind the ingredients and adds crispiness. You can try using flour or potato starch as alternatives.

mixed ingredients with spatula in glass bowl

Eggs are rich in protein and essential nutrients like vitamin B12, which is important for brain function.

While salt is used for seasoning, it's important to moderate its intake. Pepper adds flavor without contributing calories.

patties placed on parchment lined cookie sheet

You can prepare the hashbrown patties in advance and freeze them. Just ensure they are well-wrapped to prevent freezer burn. Fry when ready to serve.

homemade hashbrowns or patties frying in the oil in frying pan

The choice of oil affects the health impact. Olive oil, for example, contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Moderation is key due to the calorie density of oils.

golden brown homemade hashbrowns in the frying pan

Frying adds calories from oil. Baking or air frying with less oil can be healthier alternatives, preserving the nutritional value of the ingredients.

fried homemade hashbrowns arranged on white plate

While homemade hashbrowns can be a delicious treat, balance and moderation are key for incorporating them into a healthy diet. The recipe and cooking methods can be adjusted to suit individual preferences and health goals.

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homemade hashbrowns on white plate with lettuce and tomato sauce in small cup

Homemade Hashbrowns

  • Author: Sadie
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 46 hash browns 1x


Crispy homemade hashbrowns – a simple, flavorful recipe using russet potatoes, seasoned with salt and pepper and fried to golden perfection.


  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Oil for frying


Boiling Potatoes:

  • Fill a pot with water and heat it on high.
  • Peel the russet potatoes and cut them into thirds.
  • Boil the potato pieces for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the boiled potatoes and immediately place them in an ice water bath for 3-4 minutes.
  • Drain off the water.

Grating and Mixing:

  • Grate the boiled potatoes.
  • In a medium-large bowl, add salt, pepper, corn starch, and the large egg.
  • Mix these ingredients until fully incorporated.

Forming Patties:

  • Form patties from the potato mixture and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet or plate.
  • Freeze the patties for 30 minutes.


  • Heat oil (olive oil or vegetable oil) in a frying pan.
  • Fry the frozen hash browns until they are golden brown on both sides, approximately 7-8 minutes.

Draining and Serving:

  • Remove the hash browns from the oil.
  • Drain excess oil on a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle the hash browns with salt.

Serve and enjoy.



  • Frying pan
  • Grater
  • Medium-Large Bowl


I tried this in the air fryer; the hashbrowns cooked but never reached the golden brown color achieved when frying.

  • Prep Time: 35-40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

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