Best Hash Brown

I still remember when I visited my brother in the United States first time in the early 70’s. He made Sunday breakfast with hash browns, I still recall the wonderful taste of that hash brown! Since then, I’ve been experimenting in order to make the perfect hash browns.

Now, finally, I have found the perfect recipe, very simple indeed. Really crunchy and delicious. Unbeatable Sunday breakfast combined with crispy bacon and poached eggs. Looking for the background I found evidence that hash browns were served in finer hotels in the late 1800s in New York, USA. You can make it with raw potatoes or already cooked potatoes. I prefer to make it with raw potatoes because in my point of view you achieve more crunchiness!



One medium-sized potato per person
Salt, pepper, thyme or whatever you prefer for spices
Butter or oil for frying



  1. Peel and grate the potato on the roughest side of the grater. Put it on a kitchen towel or kitchen paper and “pat” it as dry as possible.
  2. Pour it in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, thyme or the seasoning of your choice.
  3. Heat a pan with butter or oil. Pour the spiced grated potatoes into the pan and shape it as thinly as possible.
  4. Cook it on high heat for a minute. Turn it over.
  5. Put on a lid and let it fry on medium heat for a minute.
  6. Remove the lid and fry until you get a crisp surface.


Serve with crispy bacon and a poached egg.


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