Thursday, 17 July 2008

Hash brown recipe


How to make a traditional English hash brown recipe




Ingredients for Potato hash brown recipe

Approximately 7 Small/Medium Potatoes
1 Medium Egg
Salt and Pepper

note.... 'Potatoes vary in size so the key to getting perfect hash browns is to only add enough egg to the grated potato to give the potato a sticky texture, you do not want the hash browns overly eggy.'


How to make a traditional English hash brown recipe

Place a clean tea towel over a mixing bowl.

Peel the potatoes and grate into the bowl.



Take the tea towel and twist the cloth around the grated potatoes.

Keep squeezing until all of the water has dripped out through the towel.



You should be left with grated potatoes with no moisture.



Add an egg and enough salt and black pepper to season well.

Mix thoroughly to ensure the egg and seasoning is evenly distributed.

You do not want the grated potatoes to be soaked or covered in eggs, you want just a slightly sticky consistency.

It is a good idea to whisk the egg first in a separate bowl and add the egg gradually stirring thoroughly to make sure too much egg is not added.



Take some of the hash brown mixture and shape into a round thin patty.

If you shape the hash browns too thick they will not cook correctly.



Heat some oil to medium/high heat and carefully place the hash browns in the frying pan.

Do not try to move the hash browns or turn them over for at least 4-5 minutes.



Once the hash browns have gone slightly golden on one side turn the hash browns over.

Cook for another 5 minutes then keep turning the hash browns over and cooking until they turn crispy and golden brown.

They will take approximately 15 minutes to cook.



Once the hash browns are cooked serve with a full English breakfast or with another accompaniment.

Hash browns are delicious with baked beans and eggs or even eaten on their own.



38 comments:

Bridgett said...

I love hash browns!!! I don't normally eat breakfast, but I do indulge in these on those rare occasions that cook breakfast for everyone else.

Suma Rajesh said...

i have too made the same last month...will post it soon..urs looks yummy

Paula said...

Oh, I enjoyed the story about your hubby and his nanna. What a great memory and now you've recreated it for him. All of my kids are hash brown fanatics, and my husband could plow through a fields worth of hash brown potatoes. Your hash browns look so delicious; way, way better than mine. I've never added egg before, but you can bet that I'll be using your recipe for certain next time I make hash browns.

Bharti said...

Potatoes are a universal favorite, aren't they? These guys look perfect!

Prudy said...

oh was Nana on to something. Those are gorgeous crispy and brown. There's something so special about the simple comfey foods that we associate with loved ones. Beautiful memory and beautiful food.

Kevin said...

Those hash browns look perfectly golden brown and good!

Jan said...

They look delicious, Jeena. I'm not surprised your husband liked them, I'm sure mine would, too.

One thing I really miss over here that is a must for a full monty English breakfast is black pudding. It's not to everyone's taste, but I like it.

Jenny said...

Mmmm, I love a good hash brown and yours look beatiful!

Shreya said...

Amazing pictures and recipe!:-) Lovely post...

Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, your hash browns are beautiful! Such a wonderful story - and how special of you to recreate the moment and memories for your husband!

Alan said...

I am pretty much addicted to hash browns. Seriously. Love 'em! I will have to give this a try. It will be fun to make homemade hash browns instead of just always buying them frozen.

But then again, I would eat any hashbrown-related food item, regardless of how it was prepared haha.

Thanks, Jeena!

rekhas kitchen said...

very yummy recipe will tyr it soon great pic too

giz said...

I can smell the hash browns - really I can - it does bring back memories. If you add grated onion to this you have potato latkes - same recipe - wonderful...

Grace said...

ooooh, the goodness of browned taters. they look fantastic.

Katie said...

I don't know if I've ever had hash browns before...they look great! I'll have to give them a try.

Michelle said...

Boy do your potatoes look yummy! Hash Browns are one of the only reasons I like fried eggs and toast!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

I love hash browns and am so thrilled that you have posted a recipe for this..Yummy yummy!!

Lisa said...

These look just perfect. I don't eat potatoes very often, but now I am craving them. Nice job!

Ivy said...

Jeena, I am sorry to be the first to tell you but your photos do not show in your post. This used to happen to me quite often a few months back. It is really frustrating, after all the hard work, to have to do this again.
Your hash browns sound delicious.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to make these! But I don't see how many potatoes I need. How many do I grate up?

Chris F. said...

LOL. This is similar to how I make them although I eat hash browns only a few times a year. I also like adding some thinly chopped green and red bell peppers to mine.

Arundathi said...

omg - i love love love hash browns. mine never hold up - will try your version - looks delicious! :D

sarahandtim said...

This looks absolutely incredible! I have had a big craving for hash browns recently and these look just like the ones you buy. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeena
Mmmm...Hash Potato
My husband like it
thanks for sharing
i'll try

Beth said...

YUMMY

Thanxs 4 sharing

my family all loved it, they finished it all then dad said "Is there ny more? it's yummy"

Beth

JLinley said...

Thanks Jeena -- we'll be enjoying these hash browns with the family and extended family on the occasional visits here in Northern California - I really appreciate the simplicity!

ORLA5 said...

Thankyou so much for this recipe.
Everyone in my house really loved these.

Soulf2 said...

This recipe finally helped me beat the McD0naIds breakfast taste test for both me and my wife!
After several weeks I had the egg and cheese English muffin down to a science and can crank em out one every 2 min.
I had to make some minor adjustments to the hash brown recipe, but it’s still the same basic.
What I did a little different:
a) I used 2 large potatoes
b) After squeezing the shredded, I lightly ran under cold water and squeezed dry again
c) I had to use 1 full egg plus 1 egg white because the potatoes were so large
d) Packed them about ½ inch into the bottom of 4”x4” short Rubbermaid containers to make shape perfect squares
e) Used ¼ inch of Bertolli olive oil in the pan
My wife took the first bite and her eyes widened and instantly said it was the best hash browns she ever had!
After pairing this up with my egg and cheese English muffin, and a cup of Green Mountain Medium coffee, I finally had the McD0naIds breakfast beat!

Many many thanks!

John said...

There are great!

Searching said...

i love potatoes and love cooking.. please can u suggest me an alternative for egg.. i thought of cornstarch.. what do u suggest???

Jasmine

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Jasmine,

Don't use corn starch.

Check out my Vegan hash brown recipe here for the egg free version.

natalie said...

WOW! What a great recipe! I just made these for my boyfriend and I and we were practically fighting over the last one! I can't wait to cook these for my friends! Thanks!

Searching said...

I agree they are yummy!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I made these this morning to prevent myself from going to Mcdonalds, and let me just say they are delicious!

Anonymous said...

can you tell me how many pounds the potatoes have to weigh?

When going to the supermarket,it measures to weight for the price.

Anonymous said...

hi Chef Jeena ,
my daughter keep pestering me to make her hash brown n i browse online how to make them, i found your step by step instruction.. waaaala.. i made one and it was prefect and taste good too..i put some chop onions and sea weed salt and peppers...

thanks chef Jeenas!!

got a pic but not sure how to post them..

elephant said...

thank you so much now i can have a britain's breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Here's a little tip - if you have one of those $10 mini-choppers, you can have 1.5 lbs of potatoes grated in about 10 minutes, instead of having to deal with a grater. I divided my potatoes into 3 batches, cut them into 1-inch cubes and inserted them into the mini-chopper batch by batch. The results were finer than I could get with the grater, and way faster.