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How to Make Spiced Hash Browns

Updated on November 30, 2012
4 stars from 1 rating of Spiced Potato Cakes

Quick Recipies for New Parents

Cooking should be enjoyable, not a chore. Unfortunately, when you have just brought your first child into the world, cooking quickly becomes a chore. With a bawling baby demanding attention every ten or fifteen minutes, it is not surprising that cooking elaborate meals becomes one of the first things to go on your seemingly endless to-do list. But it doesnt have to be this way.

There are plenty of meals and snacks that require minimum preparation and cooking time, that are far more nutritious and delicious than anything you shove into a microwave. The trick is getting creative and developing quick and easy recipies. Whilst a baked potato takes over an hour in the oven, spiced hash browns get you the same nutrition in merely ten minutes.

These delicious savoury cakes can be eaten one handed (ideal for when you need to hold baby) and take 10 minutes from start to finish: a very quick and easy recipe! They can be eaten:

  • On their own with some mango chutney;
  • With a side salad;
  • Sprinkled with cheese;
  • As a side dish to a main meal.

Another way of cooking your potatoes, with the efficiency of being quick and easy to prepare and serve. As well as that they are delicious, give it a try!

Easy, cheap, and delicious!
Easy, cheap, and delicious! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Potatoes, grated
  • 1 Small Onion, grated (optional)
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Flour
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala, (or curry powder)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Picture Guide: Spiced Hash Browns

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Two potatoes, Plain Flour, an Egg,and spices are all you need to make these delicious potato cakes. Wash the potatoes before peeling in warm water, this softens the skin to make it easier to peel!Using a potato peeler, remove the skin from two potatoes.Using a cheese grater, grate both potatoes into a mixing bowl.Add the chilli flakes and/or mixed spices at this stage. The recipie suggests a total of 1/2 teaspoon, however, this is dependant on taste - I prefer to add 1 teaspoon of spicesBeat an egg in a seperate bowl, you can use a whisk or a fork. Add the egg to the mixing bowl with the potato and spices.Mix in the egg with to combine all the ingridients together. Add in the flour and mix into the other ingridientsAdd 2 tablespoons of oil to a frying pan and heat through.Spoon the ingridients into the frying pan to form patties. They should be around 1cm thick.Cook until underside has turned a golden brown and then turn over and repeat on the other side until cooked through. This should take 2-5mins depending on how hot the frying pan is prior to adding the potato to the pan. Serve on a plate, as a snack with some chutney or with a side salad, baked beans, or as a side to a main meal. They are quick to cook, healthier than fries, and a lot more flavoursome.
Two potatoes, Plain Flour, an Egg,and spices are all you need to make these delicious potato cakes.
Two potatoes, Plain Flour, an Egg,and spices are all you need to make these delicious potato cakes. | Source
Wash the potatoes before peeling in warm water, this softens the skin to make it easier to peel!
Wash the potatoes before peeling in warm water, this softens the skin to make it easier to peel! | Source
Using a potato peeler, remove the skin from two potatoes.
Using a potato peeler, remove the skin from two potatoes. | Source
Using a cheese grater, grate both potatoes into a mixing bowl.
Using a cheese grater, grate both potatoes into a mixing bowl. | Source
Add the chilli flakes and/or mixed spices at this stage. The recipie suggests a total of 1/2 teaspoon, however, this is dependant on taste - I prefer to add 1 teaspoon of spices
Add the chilli flakes and/or mixed spices at this stage. The recipie suggests a total of 1/2 teaspoon, however, this is dependant on taste - I prefer to add 1 teaspoon of spices | Source
Beat an egg in a seperate bowl, you can use a whisk or a fork.
Beat an egg in a seperate bowl, you can use a whisk or a fork. | Source
Add the egg to the mixing bowl with the potato and spices.
Add the egg to the mixing bowl with the potato and spices. | Source
Mix in the egg with to combine all the ingridients together.
Mix in the egg with to combine all the ingridients together. | Source
Add in the flour and mix into the other ingridients
Add in the flour and mix into the other ingridients | Source
Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a frying pan and heat through.
Add 2 tablespoons of oil to a frying pan and heat through. | Source
Spoon the ingridients into the frying pan to form patties. They should be around 1cm thick.
Spoon the ingridients into the frying pan to form patties. They should be around 1cm thick. | Source
Cook until underside has turned a golden brown and then turn over and repeat on the other side until cooked through. This should take 2-5mins depending on how hot the frying pan is prior to adding the potato to the pan.
Cook until underside has turned a golden brown and then turn over and repeat on the other side until cooked through. This should take 2-5mins depending on how hot the frying pan is prior to adding the potato to the pan. | Source
Serve on a plate, as a snack with some chutney or with a side salad, baked beans, or as a side to a main meal. They are quick to cook, healthier than fries, and a lot more flavoursome.
Serve on a plate, as a snack with some chutney or with a side salad, baked beans, or as a side to a main meal. They are quick to cook, healthier than fries, and a lot more flavoursome. | Source

Spiced Hash Brown Recipe

  1. Mix the potatoes, onion, spices, egg and flour together.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the mixture a tablespoon at a time until golden brown underneath. Turn over and fry the other side for 4-5 minutes total.
  3. Serve your hot, tasty cakes with mango chutney, or a side salad!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Oh My... I love the sound of this recipe! I am definitely going to make this soon! Thank you so much for sharing! Happy New Year!---Lisa

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      Deepali 4 years ago from India

      The delicious one.