This super easy recipe makes Homemade Hash Brown Patties with basic ingredients and in just a few minutes!
Breakfast just isn’t the same without a side of comforting, crispy hash browns. Even faster than using frozen, these homemade hashbrown patties turn out deliciously crispy and flavorful with just 5 ingredients.
Homemade Hash Brown Patties
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Hash Brown Patty Recipe
- Every home cook needs a tried-and-true recipe for crispy hash browns. Make them for a family breakfast with a Cheesy Breakfast Crescent Ring or double the batch for a brunch crowd. This hash brown patty recipe will be a favorite all year long.
- This is a great recipe for meal prep. Simply cook hash brown patties in advance, then wrap each one in aluminum foil and reheat in the toaster, or toaster oven. It’s a portable hot breakfast for those busy mornings!
- Layer cooked hash brown patties with scrambled eggs, cubes of ham, and shredded cheese for a hearty breakfast casserole. Just layer, bake in the oven, and serve.
Ingredients and Variations
Potatoes – Pick the perfect potato! Russets have more starch than other potatoes and will produce extra crispy edges.
Eggs – Choose large eggs to provide the best flavor and protein, and whisk them before adding the other ingredients.
Add-ins – Shredded cheese, bacon bits, and green onions will add flavor and texture to hash brown patties. For a zesty patty, sprinkle in some taco or chili seasoning!
How to Make Hash Brown Patties
This recipe is sure to become a new favorite, it’s so simple to put together but can finish cooking in the oven while the chef preps other foods.
- Shred potatoes, rinse, and pat dry.
- Whisk together eggs and seasonings.
- Mix everything together, form into patties, and fry them in oil until browned on the outside.
- Finish baking patties in the oven.
PRO TIP: Fry hash brown patties in leftover bacon grease for added flavor!
Tips For Crispy Hash Browns
- Always rinse the shredded potatoes before using them in the recipe. This eliminates extra starch that would otherwise make the potatoes gluey.
- Pat the shredded potatoes dry before mixing so the other ingredients can stick to them properly.
- Be sure the oil is hot before adding the potato patties. Otherwise, the hash browns will soak up too much oil and may stick to the pan.
- Short on time? No need to peel the potatoes before they are shredded. Just scrub them well & follow the recipe as directed.
- Make the hash brown mixture in advance and keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to use (up to 2 days). Simply use as much as you need.
- Prep these crispy hash browns ahead of time, refrigerate (or freeze), then reheat when needed.
How to Store Leftovers
Keep leftover homemade hash brown patties in a covered container between sheets of parchment paper. Reheat on the stovetop, use the oven, toaster oven or even an air fryer.
Other Potato Sides To Try!
- Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – delicately flavored.
- Loaded Mashed Potato Cups – a great way to use leftover mashed potatoes.
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes – 10 minute prep.
- Loaded Mashed Potatoes – an easy casserole.
Homemade Hash Brown Patties
- Preheat oven to 350°F and shred potatoes using the large side of a box grater.
- Rinse shredded potatoes in a strainer then place in a large bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Drain well and squeeze dry.
- Combine all ingredients, except vegetable oil, together in a medium bowl.
- In a large skillet, over medium-high, heat oil. Scoop ¼ cup amounts of potato mixture into the pan and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon.
- Cook about 5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Place hashbrowns on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse shredded potatoes to eliminate extra starch.
- Pat potatoes dry before mixing with the other ingredients.
- Add potato patties to oil that is very hot.
- Refrigerate leftover hash brown patties in a covered container between sheets of parchment paper.
- Reheat on the stovetop, in oven, toaster oven or air fryer.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Recipe Adapted from SpendWithPennies