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These crisp, perfectly cooked homemade hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs.

These crisp, perfectly cooked homemade hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs.

Making them from scratch is so much healthier than buying the frozen kind, and here I use just a little oil, the cast iron skillet helps brown the edges.

These crisp, perfectly cooked hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs.

These crisp, perfectly cooked hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs. These crisp, perfectly cooked homemade hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs.

I love hash browns, but hate when they lack flavor. Spices I am sure you already have in your spice rack like salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and chili powder give these potatoes so much flavor. You can shred the potatoes with a box grater or use a food processor. If you use frozen, let them thaw, and squeeze excess liquid before mixing. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated for the week.

These crisp, perfectly cooked homemade hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs.
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Hash Brown Recipe

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129 Cals 5 Protein 25.5 Carbs 1.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
These crisp, perfectly cooked homemade hash browns are made in a skillet, with shredded potatoes, scallions and seasoning for the perfect breakfast side dish to go with your morning eggs.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, skin on, 7 ounces each
  • 3 medium scallions, green and white separated, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • Shred the potatoes in a food processor or with a box grater. Rinse shredded potatoes until water is clear, then drain and squeeze dry with a towel. Place shreds to a plate lined with 2 layers of paper towels. Cook in a microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl, let it cool a few minutes then mix in the scallion whites, flour, egg, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and black pepper until evenly distributed.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet on medium to medium-low heat. When hot generously spray with oil, then add the potatoes in an even layer.
  • Cook until nicely browned on the bottom, about 7 to 8 minutes. Slide onto a plate, spray the skillet again then place the other side into the skillet, cook until brown on the other side, about 7 to 8 minutes more. Garnish with scallion greens.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 slice, Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 25.5g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 46.5mg, Sodium: 306mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 3
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50 comments

  1. Of using frozen or refrigerated has browns how many ounces do u use

  2. wondering if this could be put in the oven? I need to make this for a crowd so thought about doubling the recipe and putting in a glass dish and baking it? what do you think?
    thanks
    Margaret

  3. quick, easy and healthy alternative. Delicious when you crave a ‘comfort food’ breakfast or snack. 

  4. Made this recipe tonight for our breakfast for dinner. I followed everything perfectly and used a large, heavy pan instead of a cast iron skillet. The hash browns came out perfectly crisp and had great flavor. I will definitely make this again! Husband approved.

  5. I have loved every single Skinnytaste recipe but I was not a fan of this one. I suggest low heat the entire time and less paprika. 

  6. Delicious! My family wants me to make it again RIGHT NOW! I am not a fan of russet potatoes, so I used 14 oz of Yukon gold potatoes. I also used smoked salt. Also, I’m not a fan of the propellant in spray oil, and my Misto never worked, so I just used a little bit of olive oil with a tiny bit of butter (of course that changes the WW points). I think next time I will reduce the amount of flour so that it is less like a giant latke. Mmm, latkes. Maybe I will use this recipe to make them. 

  7. Do you think you could do everything other than the frying the night before?

  8. Made it exactly. I would cut down on the flour and let the potatoes cool more before mixing. Turned out great and crispy. No trouble flipping as used a plate to invert.  I used my stone skillet. 

  9. Delicious! I saw someone previously commented that they were not able to flip the potatoes without them getting stuck. I was VERY generous with my cooking spray and I used a regular frying pan with no problem! I will definitely be making these again. I plan to make to double the recipe when we have visitors over the holidays.

  10. Gina – what size skillet is used for this recipe – 10” or 12”? I’m sure it will make a difference! Thanks!

  11. Can’t say I was crazy about this recipe. The addition of so much flour masked the taste of the potato. I think I prefer a recipe I have for German potato pancakes.

  12. Qué harina puedo usar en la receta que sea gluten free?
    GRacias

  13. Can they be frozen after they are cooked?

  14. Love the idea of making homemade hashbrowns! 🙂

  15. Can you brown the bottom, then put in the oven to brown the top?
    Janice

  16. I just finished making this and because of the comments about it sticking, I was extra careful and I’m happy to say it turned out amazing!
    I sprayed a 10″ cast iron skillet liberally with olive oil spray (not the aerosol kind that comes out in a mist, but the non-aerosol kind which is more like regular olive oil). I let the potatoes cook for 7 minutes when the edges started browning and sticking to the edges of the pan. I loosened the edges with a spatula, inverted a dinner plate on the frying pan, and flipped the whole thing over. Voila! Came right out onto the plate as described.
    Gina, this is so good! Will definitely make it again. Thank you for putting your heart into every recipe 🙂

  17. Do you think you could shred and microwave, and then freeze them for later?

  18. what should I use if I don’t have a cast iron skillet?

  19. I made this this morning.  I would cut back on the salt.  I used 1 tsp of kosher….too salty for our taste.  Perhaps my potatos were too small,  Nice flavor otherwise.

    • I thought the same thing BUT when you add a couple of Sunnyvale side up eggs on top it actually is a perfect amount of flavor!

  20. Silly question, I don’t own a cast iron skillet, I assume nothing changes with the cooking instructions, correct?

  21. can this be made with frozen hash browns?

  22. Is it chili pepper or chili powder?   Thank you

  23. Is the 7 oz measurement per potato or after the potatoes are grated please?  Would love to make this tonight. 

  24. Yes, what size skillet was used please??

  25. why do you choose to put in the microwave as just boiling the potatoes and letting cool then grate .

  26. Can these be made without a cast iron skillet?

  27. Great taste! The scallions on the top add a lot of flavor and aren’t just garnish. I had a difficult time with the potatoes sticking to the pan and “sliding off” as described. Next time I will make latke size patties.

  28. What size skillet?

  29. Can hash browns be made in air fryer? We don’t have one yet but I am trying to come up with our favorites that can be made in the air fryer to justify the expense and counter space.

    • I’ve done potatoes O’Brien in an air fryer so I would guess hash browns would work also. 

    • Just made this recipe and thought it was okay. I didn’t have a cast iron pan so I just used a regular one which may be the reason why. They were not crispy at all, actually soggy and a little too spicy. Maybe next time I will try with the cast iron pan and use less paprika and chili powder.

  30. This looked delicious but unfortunately the results did not pan out. I followed the recipe exactly and it was impossible to flip the potatoes and after 35 minutes of trying to get the potatoes crispy I just gave up. Love almost every recipe from Gina but this one just didn’t work out for me.

    • Did you use a heavy pan? Did you spray it generously with oil? Sounds like it stuck to you pan? To flip, put a plate on top and turn over. Then Slife onto the skillet.

  31. Gina, we don’t have a microwave! Now what?