Crispy hash browns

Whether you call them potato fritters or hash browns - or perhaps you grew up calling them mock fish - these parcels of crispy goodness are simply delicious.
potato fritters on a boardCon Poulos

Serve this crispy potato fritter recipe as-is with hot sauce, avocado wedges and sour cream on the side.

Or serve this potato hash brown recipe as part of a hearty breakfast or brunch alongside poached eggs, grilled sausages or bacon, roasted tomatoes or wilted spinach.

Similar to a potato rosti or latke, this recipe can also be made bite sized and uses as a base for canapes.

DIAL UP THE FLAVOURS (as pictured above)

  • CHORIZO – add 2 crumbled and pan-fried smoked chorizo sausages to the potato mixture.

  • FRESH CORN & CORIANDER: add the kernels from 1 large cob of fresh corn, 1 clove crushed garlic and ½ cup fresh coriander leaves to the potato mixture.

  • FETTA & DILL – add ½ cup chopped dill and 150g crumbled Greek fetta to the potato mixture.

  • GREEN OLIVE & CHILLI – add 90g chopped green olives and 2 finely sliced long red chillies to the potato mixture.



1.Grate the potatoes on the coarse side of a box grater. Immediately place into a large bowl of cold water as they will start to brown very quickly. Drain the grated potatoes through a strainer and rinse until water is clear; drain well. Add grated potato to a clean tea towel and squeeze to remove any excess water (the potato should loose and dry).
2.Place grated potato into a large bowl, stir in the onion, flour and egg; mix to combine. Stir in thyme or rosemary and season well with salt flakes and freshly ground pepper.
3.Heat enough of the olive oil to about 1.5cm deep in a large heavy-based frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully drop ⅓ cup of potato mixture into the pan, leaving space between. Shallow fry in batches, for about 5 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn and brown on the other side. It should take at least 5 minutes per side.
4.Remove from pan, and drain on a rack. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately with avocado, hot sauce and sour cream, if desired. Suitable to freeze.

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