Full English breakfast with hash browns on a plate

Hash browns

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus chilling


Makes 8 (serves 4)

Crispy hash browns are a must for the full English breakfast. With just three ingredients and being freezeable, too, they're easy to add to your next fry up

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen uncooked
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal264
  • fat21g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.4g
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  • 3 medium-sized potatoes (approx. 370g in total, unpeeled, left whole – Maris Pipers, King Edward and Desirée are all good choices)
  • 50g butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

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  1. Cook the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 mins then drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.

  2. Coarsely grate the potatoes into a bowl discarding any skin that comes off in your hand as you grate. Season well with salt and pepper and pour over half the butter. Mix well then divide the mix into 8 and shape into patties or squares. The hash browns can be prepared a day ahead and chilled until ready to cook or frozen for up to a month.

  3. To cook, heat the oil and the remaining butter in a frying pan until sizzling and gently fry the hash browns, in batches if needed, for 4-5 mins on each side until crisp and golden. Serve straight away or leave in a low oven to keep warm.

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Do Sun's picture
Do Sun
16th Aug, 2019
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Karen Cooney
4th Apr, 2019
Thought these were great, very quick and easy to make and you can add anything you have in, likes cooker bacon or pRsley, basil and garlic
28th Jun, 2017
Hash Browns belong nowhere near an English breakfast. Maybe that's an American breakfast you're thinking of. I wouldn't touch 'em with yours.
28th Mar, 2020
Can you store (or even freeze) and reheat these later?
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Barney Good Food
3rd Apr, 2020
Hi, you can store the mix for a day but it's best not frozen as semi cooked potato can go black when frozen. Thanks
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