Hash Browns - From Mashed Potatoes

Hash Browns - From Mashed Potatoes

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 large egg - beaten
  • 1 onion - finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Beat the egg in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, mix together egg and onion with mashed potatoes. Add salt and pepper as you desire.

At a medium setting, heat olive oil in a medium size frying pan. Scoop the potato mixture into the frying pan in 4 inch circles, pat with a spatula to flatten the mounds to approximately 1/2 to 1 inch thick. Cook until bottom is browned. Flip the patty over and brown the other side.

You can't beat this one for taste and texture. Delicious!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank CaptainSpud for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Hash Browns - From Mashed Potatoes?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 30 votes.

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From Lacey

Maybe gonna try 2 eggs next time so they hold together better. But flavor and everything else was good.

Comment submitted: 1/26/2017 (#20186)

From Tom B.
Rating (out of 5):  

Tastes great. Wish they held together better. Maybe add some flour and another egg next time.

Comment submitted: 5/20/2016 (#19939)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom 112340 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I added a little bit of baking powder. I add enough egg to make it loose and enough flower to make patties for coking. Bacon fat is best for cooking. You could use powdered onion if you wish.

Comment submitted: 12/21/2015 (#19711)

From Weezi
Rating (out of 5):  

I cook them until crispy in the waffle maker. Works great!

Comment submitted: 9/5/2015 (#19536)

From S.I.R.
Rating (out of 5):  

The first batch I made fell right apart in the pan so I added some gluten free Bisquick to the mixture and the second batch did a lot better. Then I read the comments and decided cheddar cheese sounded good so I added that into the third batch and those did even better!

Comment submitted: 4/11/2015 (#19357)

From Alleycat
Rating (out of 5):  

Fabulous with a finely chopped garlic clove added and a bit of shredded cheese ton give it more stick togetherness.

Comment submitted: 1/15/2014 (#17251)

From MsRebecca

I used a round egg ring to keep them from falling apart and it worked great!

Comment submitted: 8/3/2013 (#16236)

From Logan M.
Rating (out of 5):  

I made them but they just fell apart, not sure what I did wrong. They tasted okay though.

Comment submitted: 6/21/2012 (#14067)

From Chrissy KC

Awesome! I like them better than regular hash browns.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2011 (#12969)

From Michael A
Rating (out of 5):  

I made these in a pancake maker so they didn't get crispie like hash browns, more like potato pancakes, but they were delicous!

Comment submitted: 4/28/2011 (#12596)

From b-dawg
Rating (out of 5):  

Served with hot sauce. It is a delicious burst of flavor to your palette.

Comment submitted: 11/26/2010 (#11618)

From shazaam

I really like this recipe. It's good to do something with leftover mashed taters, though I altered it a little. I make the patties then roll them in panko bread crumbs, you can alter this by adding any seasoning you would like to the breadcrumbs, Keep on cooking folks your great!

Comment submitted: 9/12/2010 (#11207)

From Markeisha
Rating (out of 5):  

Brown them up really good. They're best when the outside gets crispy. I just made them for the second time. Love this recipe!

Comment submitted: 8/4/2010 (#11012)

From Tiffany
Rating (out of 5):  

This was an incredible recipe an easy to make in the morning. My kids loved it.

Comment submitted: 6/19/2010 (#10721)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom mizzglass (Team Breakfast Member)

Does this recipe end up making hash browns like the ones served at McDonalds? (I love those.)

Comment submitted: 2/9/2010 (#9670)

From H.B.I.
Rating (out of 5):  

Thanks 4 sharing us this tip on how to prepare a hash brown. It will help us 2 our investigatory project... Thanks a lot.

Comment submitted: 2/3/2010 (#9601)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Mehwish (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I've been searching for this recipe for about 1 hour, and all recipes seems to be very difficult with lots of ingredients... thank you for this simple, easy and tasty recipe.

Comment submitted: 1/15/2010 (#9464)

From hiclara
Rating (out of 5):  

I had so much mashed potatoes left, but I didn't know what to do with them until I stumbled upon this recipe! It's fabulous! My family couldn't stop asking for more.

Comment submitted: 1/15/2010 (#9463)

From Corinne
Rating (out of 5):  

Great! Just what I was looking for *:0)' Really easy to fix (and eat)!

Comment submitted: 12/3/2009 (#9146)

From Taylor

I grew up eating these. We also used leftover rice instead of potatoes. Just salt and pepper to taste.

Comment submitted: 11/11/2009 (#9020)

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