Hash brown – recipe of this mouth watering item

Recipe of Hash Brown

There is nothing like a crisp, freshly cooked Hash brown.
Hash browns are a staple breakfast food in North America, where they are often fried on a large common cooktop or griddle. While they are not traditional, they are widely served in the UK as part of an English breakfast. These are consumed with baked beans.


History of Hash Browns

The full name was ‘hashed brown potatoes’ (or ‘hashed browned potatoes’). its first known mention is by food author Maria Parloa in 1888. Earlier,  a recipe from the Minnesota Farmers’ Institute Annual of 1835 mentions this food form. This journal has hash potatoes (cooked in milk, but not browned), brown hashed potatoes and brown creamed hash potatoes. A very close dish is from switzerland, rosti, which is quite similar to hash browns. But widely, it is accepted that this food form has originated from united states.

There are variations of this recipe which are also popular. Corned beef, chopped meat, leftovers, or other vegetables are part of the recipe of this.

Hash brown potatoes are diced, mixed with shortening and chopped onions, and then fried to form a browned potato cake. Following is the full recipe of this item.

Ingredients :

Potatoes – 3 medium
Butter – 3 tb sp.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Process :
– Peel and wash potato.
– Coarsely grate them.
– Add salt and pepper.
– Heat butter in a large skillet.
– Using spatula, pat potato mixture into skillet. Cook on a medium low heat till the bottom is crispy and golden.
– Turn it cook on other side.
 Once done you can cut them in traditional wedge shape or any other desired shape.

Interesting variations to Hash browns

  • Aloo tikki the North Indian potato snack
  • Home fries– These are basic potato preparation. very commonly found in Mcdonalds.
  • Rösti the Swiss shrreedded potato dish, traditionally eaten for breakfast
  • Tater Tots a trademark for a form of small shredded potato cylinders
  • Potato waffle the waffle shaped frozen potato cake in the UK and Ireland
  • Bubble and squeak potato fried together with leftovers
  • Rappie pie the French-North American casserole made with shredded potatoes
  • Boxty is the Irish potato dish

    Hash brown - a variation of this popular recipe
    Hash brown – a variation of this popular recipe

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