Karen’s Easy Hash Browns

Karen's Easy Hash Browns

This is a quick & easy recipe for home-made hash browns and which is delicious served with a cheese omelet or scrambled eggs, and can be accompanied by a tomato & onion  side salad (or any salad really). It can also be made in advance in bulk & frozen for later use…. I find it best to freeze individual portions otherwise you will need to defrost it all before you can fry them.

If you want to make larger amounts, simply increase the quantities of the ingredients.

This recipe should make up enough for 3-4 serves (or 2 people if you really, really like hash-browns….)


6 medium-large potatoes, grated

2-4 tablespoons dried chopped onions

Freshly ground Sea-Salt & Black Pepper (to taste – however I find this recipe requires a reasonable amount of salt in order to bring out the flavor, otherwise it can be bland).

Olive Oil & Butter (for frying)



  1. Grate the potatoes & place them in a large bowl  (microwavable,  & preferably one with a matching lid), and rinse them in cold water to remove some of the starch & to prevent them from discoloring.
  2. Drain the grated potatoes, cover them with the lid  & place in the microwave.  Microwave on high for approximately 6-10 minutes (depending on your microwave), stirring at half-time – you need to cook them until they are just beginning to become tender, but are not yet soft.
  3. Remove from microwave and add the salt & pepper & the dried onions. Stir gently until well combined. Leave for 5-10 minutes to allow the dried onions to absorb the moisture & soften up.
  4. Heat up the oil & butter together, and when hot add the potato mixture in “dollops”, and flatten down gently.
  5. When one side is cooked & is golden brown, turn carefully & then cook on the other side until that side is  also golden brown (if the potato is sticking to the pan you can turn off the heat, wait a minute or two, and then try turning – that should stop them from sticking & breaking up… if not, try putting a lid on them & waiting….).
  6. Remove from heat & serve.

(Note: you can keep them warm whilst you prepare the rest of the meal – just place them in some aluminum foil & either place in a warm oven, or re-heat slightly again in the frying pan once the omelet is cooked).

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