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The hash brown potato recipe is a standard breakfast item in restaurants in the U.S. You don't need to leave home however to enjoy perfect, crispy hash browns.

In the most simple terms hash browns, or hashed browns, are a potato recipe in which potatoes are pan-fried after being shredded. All you need to create this tasty treat at home are potatoes, butter or margarine and seasonings. From there you can add diced or chopped onions, cheese, and other ingredients to make your own 'signature' hash brown potato recipe.

Basic Easy Hash Brown Potato Recipe


  • 4 russet potatoes, washed, unpeeled and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water for boiling potatoes


Bring water to a boil in a medium pot. Reduce heat to medium and add potatoes. Cook two or three minutes then drain water from potatoes. Press to remove as much liquid as possible.

Melt butter in a skillet on low heat. Add potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn hash browns occasionally so they will brown evenly. Season and serve.

Serves 4

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Oven Baked Hash Browns


  • 3 large potatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degree's.

Wash potatoes. Leaving skins on, cut into 1/4 inch cubes. Peel and cut onions into small chunks. Put potatoes, onions and water into a 13" x 9" baking pan. Cover tightly and bake for 25 minutes. Drain well.

In a large bowl, combine olive oil, garlic and paprika. Add potato and onion mixture. Toss to coat.

Return mixture to baking pan, spreading it out in an even layer. Increase heat to 425 degree's. Return baking pan to oven and bake uncovered for another 20 to 30 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to brown. Add salt and pepper, and serve.

Serves 6 

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Cheesy Baked Hash Brown Recipe

Here is a hash brown potato recipe that uses purchased frozen hash browns. Below you will also find a recipe for making, and freezing, your own pre-made hash browns so they will always be ready for a quick meal.


  • 1 large bag of frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 pint of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 large (2 cup) bag of shredded chedder cheese
  • 1 tube of Ritz crackers, crushed


Pour frozen hash browns into large bowl. Add the next 5 ingredients and mix well. Spread mixture evenly into a 13 x 9-inch ungreased baking dish. Sprinkle crushed Ritz crackers over the top. Bake at 400° F for 1 hour or until nice and brown and bubbly.

Seves 8 

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Mushroom and Hash Brown Recipe


  • 4 medium-sized potatoes
  • 5 large mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, diced


Peel and grate potatoes. Stir in egg and onion and form into small patties. Put olive oil in pan, add patties and begin frying on medium - high heat. Add mushrooms and garlic and fry together until mushrooms are soft and hash browns are golden brown. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4 

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Homemade Frozen Hash Brown Potato Recipe

You can make your own large batch of hash browns to freeze for later use in your hash brown potato recipes. Here are the basic steps to making a batch of hash browns for freezing:

  • Wash the potatoes and boil them until almost tender. (Cook them just a bit less than you would if you were going to prepare your hash browns rather than freeze them.)
  • While potatoes are still warm you can easily slip off the skins. If you prefer, you can peel the potaotes before boiling.
  • Shred the potatoes with the shredding tool of your food processor or with a potato shredder.
  • Form the shredded potatoes into hash brown patties.
  • Freeze the patties on a cookie sheet.
  • When frozen, place the patties into freezer bags. (You can wrap patties individually in foil before placing in freezer bags if you want to be able to take out just one or two patties at a time.)

Campout Hash Brown Potato Recipe


  • 4 hash brown patties
  • small can mushrooms
  • salt, pepper or other seasonings to taste
  • butter or margarine
  • Cooking oil spray


Spray aluminum foil with cooking spray or grease it with butter. Butter both sides of two hash brown patties and lay side by side on the foil. Top with the mushrooms and seasonings of choice. Butter both sides of the other two patties and lay them on top (sandwich-style). Roll up the edges of the foil and place on a grill or campfire grate. Flip package occasionally to heat evenly. Cook until heated through. Package will be soft and mushy. (Time depends on heat of fire or coals.)

Serves 2 


Mashed Potato Hash Browns

A hash brown potato recipe using mashed potatoes is somewhat similar to potato pancakes. Nevertheless it's an easy way to get that crispy, hash-browned flavor.


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes ( a great way to use leftovers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


Beat the egg with a fork in in a medium bowl. Add the onion and mashed potatoes and mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat olive oil in a frying pan. Scoop the potato mixutre into the frying pan in 4 inch circles, pat with a spatula to flatten the mounds to approximately 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Cook until bottoms are browned. Flip patties and brown the other sides.

Serves 4 

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