Crispy Hash Browns {Diner-Style!}

My father, being of solid german stock, is naturally a connoisseur of all things potato. In particular, he loves nothing more than very crisp, shredded homemade hash browns for breakfast with his eggs .

now, there are many ways of frying up potatoes for breakfast, and I think we do all of them.

But the shred variety of hashish browns holds a special rate in his center ( mine besides ! ) and for that reason, he has mastered the room to make them extra crisp .

video : How to Make Crispy Hash Browns

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Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy Hash Browns ( Dad ) vs. Mushy Hash Browns ( Mom )

He explained his approach to me one day, while my mother was in the room and could n’t help but overhear :

maine : Dad, how do you make your hashish browns turn out so crisp ?
DAD : Use a potato ricer. It ‘s the lone thing I ‘ve found that very gets the moisture out of the potatoes. The trick to these hash browns is to get rid of adenine much moisture as possible before cooking them.
ma : I always used wallpaper towels to press out the moisture.
DAD : Your hash browns are bathetic.
ma : I made this family hash browns for forty years and you never complained. They ‘re perfectly ticket.
dad : They were mushy.
ma : You ate them !
DAD : Yes I did. And they were mushy.
( And the consider continues as I softly leave the room … )

Mom ‘s hash browns are mushy. Tasty, edible, delectable, but however mushy. They are n’t equally good as Dad ‘s, and that is fair a fact .

Hash Browns Recipe flip the hash browns
Elise Bauer

What Kind of Potatoes Work Best for Hash Browns ?

Starchy potatoes like Russets work best for hash browns. Waxy potatoes like bolshevik new potatoes have a higher moisture contented and tend to hold their shape better than starchy potatoes, and as such do not develop the crisp of edges when fried .

Tips for the Crispiest Hash Browns

  • Squeeze out moisture: Use a potato ricer, orange or lemon press, or a tea-towel to wring out excess moisture from the shredded raw potato. Some people find a salad spinner can work well too.
  • Heat the oil in the pan first: Make sure you are using enough oil to generously coat the pan well, and get the oil shimmering before adding the potatoes.
  • Spread the potatoes in a thin layer: A thin layer of shredded potatoes in the pan will help the hash browns crisp up better and cook more evenly.
  • Wait to flip the potatoes until they are brown on one side: Peak underneath to see if they are browning up well, and when one side has fried to a golden brown, flip the potatoes to the other side.

What follows is my dad ‘s way of making hash browns that turn out perfectly crispy and absolutely delicious. Have a front-runner way to make crisp hashish browns ? Please let us know about it in the comments .

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