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Crispy Homemade Hash Browns

Eat Restaurant Style Crispy Homemade Hash Browns at home anytime that you feel like having them. Very easy recipe with great results every time.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Comfort food, easy, Potatoes, recipe, restaurant food
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 Medium Potatoes You can use any kind, I prefer red.
  • 4 TBL. Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Wash and peel the potatoes. Grate on a box grater. I like to do this on a plate or my cutting board. The potato shreds come off easier to add to the pan. Use right away or the potato will oxidize. (If you do not plan on using right away, you can put the potatoes in water -if you do this, make sure that you squeeze all the water out before frying). 
    Grating Potatoes on a Box Grater
  • Use a non-stick frying pan. For 4 potatoes, I like to use a 12 inch pan. If you need to make more, make them in batches. Add the olive oil and using medium-high heat, get the oil hot. Add the potatoes and spread them out in the pan.
    Shredded Potatoes in a Pan
  • Cover with a lid and cook 5 minutes. After 5 minutes are up, use a wide spatula and turn the potatoes. (The lid helps the potatoes cook through and leaving the potatoes without turning helps the bottom crisp).
    Hash Browns After First Flip
  • Once you have flipped the potatoes, continue cooking (without the lid this time) until the other side is crispy-approximately 3-5 minutes. Sometimes, I will flip the hash browns back over and crisp up the first side a bit more if needed. Add your salt and pepper. Enjoy!