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Perfect Homemade Hash brown Patties with full English breakfast
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Homemade Hash Browns

Looking for McDonald's style Hash Browns? Look no further than these Homemade Hash Brown Patties - Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, you'll never need the drive through again!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 6 hash browns
Calories: 96kcal
Cost: £1 / $1


  • Large Non-Stick Frying Pan & Spatula/Turner
  • 2 Medium/Large Mixing Bowls
  • Box Grater
  • Clean Cloth


  • 2 medium White Potatoes, grated on box grater (approx 200g/7oz EACH)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable/Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 Shallot, peeled & grated
  • 1/4 tsp EACH: Salt, Black Pepper


  • Add grated potato to a mixing bowl and add cold water. Swish around with your hand to get out as much starch as possible, then drain water away.
  • Place a cloth over the bowl and place the shredded potato on top. Add grated shallot on top, then twist into a ball and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  • Place into a DRY bowl and combine with 1 tbsp flour and 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. The salt will draw out a small amount of moisture from the shredded potato, which glues with the flour to keep the potato intact. Divide mixture and mould into 6 equal oval shapes. I recommend working fairly quickly as the longer you leave the patties the more wet they get.
  • Add 2 tbsp vegetable oil and 1 tbsp butter to a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add patties and fry for 3-5mins each side OR until golden brown and crispy.



a) Forming the Patties - You can make them in any shape you fancy, I just like to mimic the classic McDonald's hash browns! Generally speaking, the thinner you make them the crispier they'll end up.
b) Can I prep these ahead of time? - You want to make these fresh and fairly quickly. You'll notice the longer you leave the patties the soggier they'll get from the salt pulling out moisture. The more moist the patties, the more difficult they are to get crispy!
c) How to I store and reheat leftovers? - If you have leftovers just allow to completely cool then store in the fridge or freezer. Reheat in the oven at 180C/350F until hot and crispy again.
d) Can I make these in batch? - Yep! Just use the sliding scale next to 'servings' at the top of the recipe card.
e) Calories - Per hash brown patty.


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.55g | Protein: 2.22g | Fat: 1.68g | Saturated Fat: 0.409g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.111g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.077g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 0.86g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.9mg