Hash Brown Potatoes

Preparation info
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    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cooking of the USA

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1993

  • About

Hash Brown Potatoes are served in many roadside cafés with eggs or hamburgers. The crispy brown covering with the soft potatoes underneath is absolutely delicious and makes a welcome change from french fries. You can use diced boiled potatoes but the grated potatoes are even nicer.


  • lb (675 g) potatoes
  • ½ oz (15


Peel and then coarsely grate the potatoes. Place them in a sieve and press them down with a large spoon or your hand to extract some of the liquid. Leave to drain.

Melt the butter in a large (approximately 11-inch/28 cm), heavy frying p