Hash browns, in my opinion are one of the greatest breakfast side dishes, there are. Almost equal with bacon, but they have to be perfectly crispy and seasoned. I've tasted horrid gag-worthy hash browns before, more like potato slop than food. However, if cooked and seasoned correctly, they can be just as (or more) delicious than those found in restaurants.
I think the only trick to making these flawlessly, is ensuring that the pan is completely greased, and that they are crispy before being flipped. My first try, I made the patty to big, and they completely fell apart. However, on my second attempt they turned out perfectly.
Yield: 1-2 servings
Time: 10 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 5 min
1 medium russet potato, peeled and grated
1/2 teaspoon minced dried onions
salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil, for greasing
Heat a frying pan over medium heat.
Over a medium bowl, squeeze grated potato pieces, removing as much of the juice as possible. The more water removed, the crispier they'll be. Mix in dried onions, salt, and pepper.
Grease heated pan with oil, and form 2 patties out of the grated potatoes. Cook both sides for about 2 1/2 minutes, until crispy. Serve with eggs and toast.