Crispy Hash Browns Potato Recipe Just Like Grandma Used to Make by 30Seconds Food

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Crispy Hash Browns Potato Recipe Just Like Grandma Used to Make

This hash brown potato recipe is like what grandma made. Quick and easy. Nothing makes breakfastbrunch or even dinner special like hash browns (sometimes called hashed browns). This easy hash browns recipe has just one ingredient: potatoes! Cooked right, that's all you need. And maybe a little salt and black pepper.

Serve these crispy skillet fried potatoes as a side dish with breakfast (think eggs, french toast, pancakes, waffles, omelets), brunch (think crepes, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits) or dinner (think fried chicken, pork chops, meatloaf, chicken and gravy or baked chicken). 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 large russet potatoes, washed (peel or leave the skin on)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

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Recipe Notes

  • Try this potato recipe with sweet potatoes.
  • Reheat any leftover potatoes in a hot skillet or under the broiler for a few minutes.
  • Adjust the cooking time on this easy hash brown recipe to make them soft or crispy. If you're a crispy fan, press on the potatoes as they cook with a spatula to achieve ultimate crispiness.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Shred the potatoes using a cheese grater and put them into a bowl of water. Swish in the water a few times and drain. Put the potatoes into a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out as much water as you can. 
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the potatoes to the skillet and spread so they are in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook about 4 to 5 minutes without stirring. Use a spatula and flip the potatoes over. Cook another 4 minutes or until potatoes are browned and crispy.

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Julie Rose
Never realized it was this easy to make hash browns. I’m on it!
Serve them up, please 😍
Elisa Schmitz
Love hash browns. Going to try this easy recipe, thanks.

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