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Homemade Potato Hash-Browns or Home-fries recipe

Updated on December 16, 2015

There's nothing better than a big hearty breakfast on the weekend that includes hash-browns or home-fries. Some people call them hash-browns and others call them home-fries. There are various ways to make these potatoes, so I've included two recipes.

Both recipes will serve 4 - 5 people.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium - large potatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 - 5 slices of bacon
  • fresh ground pepper
  • paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves (optional)
  • vegetable oil

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves 4-5 people
Home-Fries
Home-Fries | Source

Other Options

If you don't have a microwave you can wash the potatoes, cut in half and boil for ten minutes, or until partially tender.

These home-fries can be made with or without bacon.

You may want to add diced green peppers.

Season with anything you like. I like to add Slap Ya Mama white pepper Cajun seasoning.


Start by preparing the ingredients

  • Wash and scrub the potatoes and pierce for microwaving.
  • Cook the potatoes in the microwave for 6 minutes, turning over after 3 minutes.
  • Chop and dice the onion and set aside.
  • If you are using garlic cloves, peel and slice thin.
  • Slice bacon into bite sized pieces.
  • In an electric frying pan or a frying pan on the stove, fry the bacon slices on a medium setting. You don't want to cook the bacon all the way through as you will be adding the potatoes, onion and garlic, and cooking everything together.
  • Once the potatoes are partially cooked, remove from microwave and dice.


Cooking the Home-Fries

In the frying pan that the bacon is frying in, add 1 tbs. of vegetable oil and turn to a high setting. Add potatoes, chopped onion and garlic cloves. Fry and stir until potatoes are a golden brown. Add paprika and fresh ground pepper.

Electric Skillets Are Great For Home-Fries

Hash-Browns served with eggs, bacon, and sausages
Hash-Browns served with eggs, bacon, and sausages | Source

Hash-Browns


Ingredients for hash-browns


  • 4 medium sized baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion diced (optional)
  • 1-2 tbs. vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cooking the Hash-Browns

Wash and peel potatoes, and then grate them. To remove the moisture from the potatoes I use a potato ricer. If you do not have a ricer roll between paper towels and press to get the moisture out.

In a large frying pan heat 1 - 2 tbs. of vegetable oil and add the chopped onion. Fry for about 2 minutes.

Add the grated potatoes, fry for several minutes. With a spatula flip the potatoes over and continue to fry until cooked. You can make these as crispy as you like.



4.4 stars from 10 ratings of Hash Browns/Home Fries

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      Susan Zutautas 6 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks so much Audrey and Happy upcoming 4th of July to you!

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      Audrey Hunt 6 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Who doesn't love hash browns/home fries? Your delicious recipes belong in every kitchen. The photos are mouth-watering. In fact I shall use your recipe for the home fries for tomorrows breakfast. Pinterest.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      MSGolden, Thanks for stopping by and for commenting.

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      MSGolden51 3 years ago

      This an excellent dish, I love home fries and hash browns, yummy !! Thanks

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Leslie, GleimmerTwin, and Patsy, Thank you all so much!

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 3 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      You have inspired me. This is my main reason to go out for breakfast: hashbrowns. I will attempt these again with your good instructions. Thank you. Voted up, useful, pin, tweet.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      This looks really delicious and I'm hungry this morning. Great for this weekend. Shared around.

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      Buster Johnson 3 years ago from Alabama

      At our home, home made fries are a staple. I make them a lot of nights. I pinned this to my pinterest page. I voted up and useful. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Vishakha & IslandBites, Thank you both so much!

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      The potatoes with bacon look absolutely delicious! Nice hub.

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      Vishakha Bajaj 4 years ago

      I love hash browns.I really enjoyed your post.Thanks for sharing this nice hub.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Linda.

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      Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Another great recipe hub Susan. I love home fries and think bacon really adds to the flavor.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've never tried it before Frances but I'm sure you could.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      HI Kathy, Nice to meet you.

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      frances-clare 4 years ago

      can i add bacon into the second recipe :-)

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      Kathy Andres 4 years ago from Lansing, Michigan

      Thank you for the tips! Now I can have home fries even when I don't have a lot of time!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks and I hope you enjoy the potatoes tilsontitan. Wish I could join you but I started dieting :(

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I think potatoes are our favorite staple! I agree with Maria...the recipes and the photos are mouth watering and I think I'll go cook some!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      maria, Thank you :)

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      maria sial 4 years ago from united kingdom

      picture of potatoes are mouth watering and so as your receipe

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thelma, Thank you so much!

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Yummy! I could have some of these food now. It´s mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      xstatic, Thank you for letting me know, and so glad you liked them.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharon, I think once you make your own hash browns you won't want to eat the frozen ones anymore :)

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      We tried the hashbrowns Sunday morning, and ohhhh were they good!

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I love hashbrowns but tend to buy the frozen kind. Recently I bought an "off brand" and they just did not taste the same as Oreida. Now I think I need to make my own which is actually much cheaper too. Thanks for the recipes!!!

      Sharyn

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My metabolism up and left me when I was 22, and sadly has not returned yet. Hope you enjoy these recipes and have a great weekend.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Sounds soooo good, alll of it! My wife calls me Potato Man. They are wonderful and I love them at breakfast time, well any time. Luckily, my metabolism helps keep weight off. I will keep these recipes and try them. My hashbrowns never work right.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      anusujith, With the bacon and oil yes it is higher in calories. If you want a healthier choice you could make the potatoes by spraying a non stick skillet pan with vegetable oil and omitting the bacon. I've added a link above for you called Potatoes and Potato Peels Antitoxins Health Benefits. Hope that his will answer your question.

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      susan is this potato good for health? I think it's a high calorie food.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      viking, I hope you enjoy this recipe, and thank you.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Wow this is a new recipe for me! I love potato hash browns with my egg and rashers but always buy them frozen.

      I cook most of my meals myself with homemade ingredients so this recipe is a great find. I will definitely be cooking these soon!

      Thanks for SHARING. Up and Useful

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Jools, Thanks, it took me a few years to get them to taste like the ones served in restaurants. Give it another go :)

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      I've had hash browns in the US and Canada a few times but never home fries but the photo of the home fries is great and they look delicious. Makes me wish I was on the other side of the pond. I've tried to make them over here but they don't taste the same :o(

      Voted up, etc.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rebecca, Thank you.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Oh My Gosh these look delicious. Great to have some directions in making great home fries!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Susan, Quite often I will make hash-browns at night. They go great as a side dish.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Susan,

      I am not a morning person but I would get up early to make these hash browns. They look so yummy.

      Voted up and awesome.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Victoria and I'll do the same.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Susan--I came across this potato hub again, and, since I wrote a potato hub recently, too, I thought I'd link them. I think they are complimentary, as yours gives some different ideas. The home fries look great, and I love the idea of trying onions in hash browns. Okay with you? :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lady_e & Audrey, Thank you both for stopping by.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Oh--I just love potatoes and now that I am eating gluten free, they are a staple!

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Oh... this is lovely. Just the way I like my potatoes, crispy brown. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I might make it this weekend.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dee, Homemade fries are so much tastier than the frozen ones. Not as convenient, but if you have the time to make them they are well worth the effort. Hope you enjoy my hash-browns.

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      Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

      Just thought I would come over and read a while. I spotted this and stopped. There is nothing better than home fries and hash-browns. A couple of weeks ago I made french fries for my grandchildren using "real" potatoes.... they couldn't believe how good they tasted. They usually drown FF's in ketchup but this time hardly used any....I will try hash-browns next and your home-fries recipe next.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Jackie, That's great. Thanks so much for letting me know.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Daffy, Let me know how they turn out, and thank you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I made the home fries with onion (no garlic) and they were terrific!

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      Daffy Duck 5 years ago from Cornelius, Oregon

      I've tried to make hash browns and they've always come out a little off. I'm looking forward to trying these recipes. They look delicious! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      moonlake, Thank you.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      They look good. Love hash browns. Whenever we have fresh eggs for breakfast we have hash-browns. Enjoyed reading your recipes.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lesley, Thanks so much.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Eddy, hope you enjoy :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susan, the photo of the home fries looks so yummy, I could just eat some now!

      I will be trying your recipe for sure, thank you and voted up.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Mmmm I have to try this one;I will let you know how I get on.

      Take care and have a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      drbj, Might be down your way in July. I could come by for some steak and hash browns then :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      KKG, I learned this from watching my husband's grandmother cook.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      I'm hungry for hash-browns/home-fries just looking at that yummy photo, Susan. I will try that first recipe. And with the onions added of course. I like onions with my hash-browns. Also steak. Also A-1 sauce. Also company. Would you care to join me?

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Susan, Your're homefries look delicious and so do the hashbrowns. My husband and I both love homefries. Thanks for the tip on getting the exta moisture out. I will be trying your recipe. Up, useful and awesome.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      A.A. Nice to know that you've had Kugelis before. I love Lithuanian food. I have a recipe that I make on HubPages at Christmastime. Lithuanian Bacon Buns.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby, When I'm in a hurry I use the frozen ones too :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Susan!

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      MY GOD...

      I have a friend who is Lithuanian that made Kugelis for me, and it was spectacular...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks so good..Thank you Susan. I buy frozen hash browns, shame on me..Hee I know yours will be so much better and i will make them..

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      Susan Kaul 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      Oh my does that opening picture look great. I love home fries. Great recipe. thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, You can also soak up the moisture with paper towels or even a linen tea towel. Ricers are a great tool.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Jackie, My husband just loves these potatoes on the weekends. If I have them for breakfast I'm full the entire day.

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you Susan! I could never figure out the right way to get the moisture out of the potatoes for hash browns! This is terrific - I have always wanted to make my own but they never come out right - I knew it had to do with the liquid in the shredded potatoes! Cool - now I need a ricer! lol

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This might put 10 lbs on me but I have to have it...I have had potatoes and bacon, I have had potatoes and onion, but together I never thought to imagine and now I know it has to be fantastic. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love Rachael Ray :) Thanks Frank.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Rachael Ray.. I forgot the number of recipes I've collected from you.. but this one is barking up my alley and onto my plate yeah you go-girl :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Prasetio

      Lizam

      Stephanie

      Rebecca

      Pamela

      Thank you all so much for stopping by for some hash browns and home fries :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      If I cooked either one of these delicious dishes my husband would be very grateful. He loves hash browns especially. Thanks for these recipes as they are a bit different from what I have done in the past.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love hash browns. You've hooked me with this! gotta make hash browns! ?

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Oh that first picture made me so hungry. I love really crispy homemade hash browns, especially with onion. I like the idea of adding bacon.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      yumm - they will become part of our breakfast this coming weekend:-) Thanks.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow.....Good job, Susan. I love this recipes and potato is my favorite as well. It sound delicious and raise my appetite. I can't wait to make it soon. Thanks for share with us. Rated up (useful, awesome, interesting).

      Prasetio

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lilleyth, I eat ketchup on toast with bacon. Some people find that one a bit strange, but I like it. Hash browns and cheese sounds really good!

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Ketchup with hash-browns is really not that different from ketchup with french fried potatoes is it? There is a delicious casserole made with hash browns and cheese I recall making a long time ago. I'll have to look it up.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Blond Logic, Let me know how you make out.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      CookwareBliss, You gotta have ketchup with hash-browns. Doesn't sound weird to me at all :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Cardisa, I make about once or twice a month. Sometimes for dinner.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lisa, Always happy to make people salivate, thanks :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Victoria, Thanks. I always put onions in them and of course garlic too :)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lilleyth, Rye toast for sure!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Senoritaa, Thanks.

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      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      My Mother use to make wonderful hash browns and I could never get the hang of it. I must give it another go, you make it sound easy.

      Thanks

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      CookwareBliss 5 years ago from Winneconne, WI

      I love hash-browns with ketchup...I know that sounds weird but you have to try it :)

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I am so hungry now Susan, you are just killing me with this cause I can't reach inside the computer and pull it out! This is so wonderful. I haven't made ash browns in a while.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Salivating! I have bookmarked this recipe for my files!

      Voted up... for sure!

      Lisa

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Susan--these look great! I actually just made hash browns this morning for my brother and niece. I love them! I haven't thought about putting onions in them. That sounds great! So do your fries! Nice hub!

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Oh gosh I love hash-browns and home-fries so much, especially with a sunnyside up egg, a slice of scrapple, and rye toast.

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Yum!!!!!