Hash Browns Recipes Crispy Potato Side Dish

Hash Browns Recipes: Crispy Potato Side Dish

potato lovers! If you’re here, I’m guessing you have a hankering for something crispy, golden, and oh-so-delicious. Well, buckle up, ’cause we’re diving into the world of hash browns – that delightful side dish that can make any meal extra special. Whether youre looking for a classic recipe or something with a twist, Ive got you covered. So, lets get this potato party started!

1. The Classic Hash Browns

Alright, let’s kick things off with the classic version. You know, the one that’s crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Yum!

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion (optional but recommended)
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Peel the potatoes and grate them using a box grater. (Watch those knuckles!)
  2. If youre using an onion, grate that too. It adds a nice flavor.
  3. Place the grated potatoes in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible. This step is crucial for crispy hash browns.
  4. Heat a good amount of butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the grated potatoes to the skillet, spreading them out in an even layer. Let them cook undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Flip the potatoes and cook the other side until golden brown and crispy. This should take another 5-7 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!

2. Cheesy Hash Browns

If you love cheese (and who doesnt?), you gotta try this cheesy version. Its like the classic hash browns but with a gooey, cheesy twist.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Follow steps 1-4 from the classic hash browns recipe.
  2. After spreading the grated potatoes in the skillet, sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly over the top.
  3. Cook undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes, then flip carefully and cook the other side until golden and the cheese is melted and crispy.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!

3. Hash Brown Casserole

Now, lets mix things up with a hash brown casserole. This dish is perfect for brunch or any gathering where you want to impress your guests.

  • Ingredients:
    • 6 cups frozen hash browns, thawed
    • 1 can cream of chicken soup
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup melted butter
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup crushed cornflakes (optional, for topping)
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter (for topping)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F (175C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the thawed hash browns, cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese, sour cream, melted butter, and chopped onion. Mix well.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Spread the mixture evenly into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
  5. If using the cornflake topping, mix the crushed cornflakes with 2 tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle over the casserole.
  6. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the casserole is hot and bubbly and the top is golden brown.
  7. Let it cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

4. Sweet Potato Hash Browns

For those looking for a healthier twist or just something different, sweet potato hash browns are a fantastic alternative. Theyre slightly sweet, crispy, and super tasty!

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large sweet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for frying
    • Optional: 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavor

Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate the sweet potatoes.
  2. Grate the onion and mix with the sweet potatoes.
  3. Place the mixture in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible.
  4. Heat butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the grated sweet potato mixture to the skillet, spreading it out in an even layer. Let it cook undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown and crispy. This should take another 5-7 minutes.
  7. Season with salt, pepper, and optional spices. Serve hot and enjoy!

5. Loaded Hash Browns

Feeling adventurous? Loaded hash browns are like a party on your plate! Pile on your favorite toppings and dig in.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled
    • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Follow steps 1-4 from the classic hash browns recipe.
  2. After spreading the grated potatoes in the skillet, sprinkle shredded cheese and crumbled bacon evenly over the top.
  3. Cook undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes, then flip carefully and cook the other side until golden and crispy.
  4. Once cooked, top with chopped green onions and a dollop of sour cream.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!

6. Vegan Hash Browns

For our vegan friends, heres a recipe that skips the dairy but keeps all the flavor and crispiness.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Olive oil or vegan butter for frying
    • Optional: Nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor

Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the mixture in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible.
  3. Heat olive oil or vegan butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the grated potato mixture to the skillet, spreading it out in an even layer. Let it cook undisturbed for about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown and crispy. This should take another 5-7 minutes.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and optional nutritional yeast. Serve hot and enjoy!

7. Hash Brown Waffles

Waffles arent just for breakfast anymore! These hash brown waffles are crispy and perfect for any time of day.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 eggs (or flax eggs for a vegan version)
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for greasing the waffle iron

Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the mixture in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the grated potatoes and onion with the eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron and grease it with butter or oil.
  5. Spoon the potato mixture into the waffle iron, spreading it evenly.
  6. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove the hash brown waffles and serve hot. Enjoy!

8. Hash Brown Patties

If you prefer your hash browns in a neat, patty form, this recipe is for you. Great for sandwiches or just as a side!

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the mixture in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the grated potatoes and onion with the eggs and flour. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Form the mixture into patties.
  5. Heat butter or oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Fry the patties until golden brown and crispy, about 5-7 minutes per side.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

9. Air Fryer Hash Browns

For a healthier, oil-free option, try making hash browns in an air fryer. They come out super crispy without all the grease.

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the mixture in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 400F (200C).
  4. Form the grated potato mixture into patties or spread it out in a thin layer in the air fryer basket.
  5. Spray the potatoes lightly with cooking spray.
  6. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!

10. Hash Brown Cups

These hash brown cups are perfect for a fancy brunch or a fun dinner. Theyre like little potato nests that you can fill with anything you like!

  • Ingredients:
    • 4 large russet potatoes
    • 1 small onion
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • Butter or oil for greasing the muffin tin
    • Optional fillings: cheese, bacon, eggs, veggies, etc.

Instructions:

  1. Peel and grate the potatoes and onion.
  2. Place the mixture in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much moisture as possible.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400F (200C) and grease a muffin tin with butter or oil.
  4. Press the grated potato mixture into the muffin cups, forming little nests.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and crispy.
  6. If adding fillings, remove from the oven, add your desired fillings, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!

So, there you have it a whole bunch of ways to enjoy hash browns! Whether youre sticking to the classic recipe or trying something new and exciting, theres a hash brown recipe here for everyone. And remember, cooking is all about experimenting and having fun, so dont be afraid to put your own spin on these recipes. Happy cooking!

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