Hash Browns

I’m recognizing a very clear pattern in my last several recipes on this blog.

Hash Browns recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Apparently, I’m craving a very large and hearty breakfast. I’ve posted about crepes, biscuits and gravy and now hash browns. And my next post will be on my Homemade Corned Beef Hash! Jeez.

And, well, yum!

Hash Browns recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I love Breakfast. I’d say it’s my favorite meal of the day, but then I’d be leaving out Lunch and Dinner. I love them too. Oh oh…and Dessert.

I *may* have a problem.

Hash Browns recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Hash Browns recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Anyways, one breakfast side I often make at home is hash browns. I tend to be disappointed with restaurant hash browns because they are typically too bland. This will not be the case at my restaurant!

Hash Browns recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

This hash brown recipe is packed full of flavor and yummy goodness. Just the kind of thing we all can use at the breakfast table. Or the dinner table, if you’re into that sort of thing.

Hash Browns

1 1/2 large russet potatoes, shredded
1 medium-small onion, finely chopped
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onion, sliced
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Veg. oil for frying


Rinse shredded potatoes until water is clear, then drain and squeeze dry. I use a salad spinner to remove as much of the liquid as possible. Place the shreds in a bowl and mix in the onion, garlic, flour, egg, salt and pepper until evenly distributed.

Lightly coat a skillet with oil and heat over medium-high heat. When oil is sizzling hot, place potato mixture into the pan in a 1/2 inch layer across the entire bottom of the pan.

Cook until nicely browned on the bottom, then flip over and brown on the other side. It should take at least 5-8 minutes per side. When golden brown on the bottom, divide the hash browns into quarters for easier flipping.

Remove from pan and drain on paper towels, if needed. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately.

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

11 comments… add one

  1. Sherri B. November 14, 2011, 7:43 am

    Hash browns are one of my breakfast favorites but I can never get it right, the salad spinner might just be the trick, thanks.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef November 17, 2011, 8:56 pm

      Yeah, Sherri, try to make them as dry as possible. The salad spinner has been the best tool to do the job for me. Good luck!

  2. Nealey @ Dixie Caviar November 14, 2011, 10:40 pm

    Not sure why I’ve never made hash browns at home before. They always seemed a little complicated. Thanks for showing me the light!

    I might have to take them one step further, though, and make mine scattered, smothered, and covered…

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef November 17, 2011, 8:53 pm

      You’re, very welcome, Nealey :) Ooh, I like where you’re going with that, though. I definitely need to make mine scattered, smothered and covered next time, too! ;)

  3. Jasanna November 15, 2011, 3:16 pm

    I totally agree with you! Those restaurant hashbrowns=nasty!! I am looking forward to trying this!

  4. Lindsay August 19, 2012, 1:42 pm

    We just made these for breakfast, and they were so flavorful and delicious! Thanks Lacey :)

  5. Jessica January 29, 2013, 8:11 pm

    I tried making these the other day. Is one full tbsp of salt right? I thought it was way too salty. I am planning on trying these again in the morning with only a small amount of salt.

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef January 29, 2013, 8:23 pm

      Yikes! I’m so sorry, Jessica. That was an unfortunate typo. I’ve replaced it with 1 tsp and then add more to taste if needed. My apologies!!

      1. Jessica January 30, 2013, 10:49 am

        No worries. I had fixed breakfast for dinner (one of my favorites) for my boyfriend that night and he was kind enough to eat every bite.

        I just tried them again with the reduced salt, very good! Thanks for the recipe.


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