Homemade Hash Browns – Flavourful and crusty potato patties

Make these crisp, golden-brown hash browns for your supper tonight !!

Serve them on a heap of  green salad, plain couscous  or noodles as a side dish to make it a perfectly healthy and satisfying meal.  You can add a sausage or two into the platter, which goes well with the flavours of hash browns.

Bon appetit !!

What you need: 

Potatoes (preferably waxy) 3
Onion 1 medium
Salt to taste
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Plain flour 4 tbsp
egg 1
Olive oil to shallow fry

Let’s make it:

Grate it

  • Peel and coarsely grate the potatoes and chop the onion very thinly.

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Squeeze it

  • Place the grated potatoes and onion in the middle of a tea towel and squeeze dry.  This will let all the excess liquids drain out.

Mix it

  • Place the potatoes, egg, salt, pepper and plain flour in a bowl and mix thoroughly using your hands.  You can add a thinly chopped green chili for a spicier taste
  • Adjust the taste at this point

Shape it

  • Place a boll of the mixture on your palm and make a thick, round pattie.
  • Dust both sides with plain flour.

Fry it

  • Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on a non-stick pan and gently place the pattie on it.

  • Continue making a few more patties and place them on the pan.  Add more oil if necessary.
  • Shallow fry on medium – high flame  both sides until golden.

Serve it

  • Place on a wire rack to cool off slightly.
  • Serve immediately with ketchup or sweet chili  sauce.

Tip: avoid eggs to make it a vegetarian version

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