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Easy Hash Brown Potatoes Recipe

Updated on September 25, 2014

Serve these easy to make hash browns with your favorite omelet and toast for a quick restaurant style breakfast at home.

5 stars from 2 ratings of this Easy Hash Brown Potatoes Recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 6 servings


  • 6 medium potatoes, (2 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Kitchenware Required

  • a measuring spoon
  • a sharp knife
  • a vegetable peeler
  • a box grater
  • a strainer
  • paper towels
  • a 12" skillet
  • a pancake turner


  1. Use a sharp knife to finely chop the onion.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin from your potatoes. Coarsely shred the peeled potatoes into a strainer using the second largest holes of your box grater.
  3. Rinse the shredded potatoes under cool water until the run-off is clear. Pat dry with paper towels.
  4. In a large bowl combine the chopped onion, shredded potatoes, salt and black pepper.
  5. Melt the butter or margarine over medium heat in a 12" skillet.
  6. Pat the potato mixture into the hot skillet with a pancake turner.
  7. Cook until the bottom begins to crisp.
  8. Using your pancake turner, flip the hash browns over in large sections. Cook for an additional 10 minutes (or until your hash brown potatoes are golden in color).

Quick Tips

  • For cheesy hash-browns: Top your hash browns with your favorite finely shredded cheese after step 7. Cover and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to melt the cheese.
  • Complete your meal with a couple of the breakfast recipes below.


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      The Savvy Saver 6 years ago

      For years I was eating breakfast out each morning before work. I'd say I would spend an average of $10 per day 5 times a week for eggs, potatoes and bacon. That adds up to $2,600 a year which is outrageous.

      I buy a dozen eggs, a pound of bacon and a few pounds of potatoes every week now at the grocery store. Cooking breakfast at home saves me enough money to pay my car insurance!