Hash Browns: Hearty American breakfast

I prefer salty to sweet in the morning, and at least since living in North America for a year, I’ve also eaten hearty and fatty. Not often, but gladly. Back then, hash browns sometimes ended up on my breakfast plate. This is an American version of our potato pancake, which, as already mentioned, is eaten first thing in the morning. Well, it’s no secret that sometimes the Americans like it a little more substantial.

Admittedly, I couldn’t eat such a hearty meal every morning. But especially after a bubbly night and a night of dancing, Hash Browns, also known as Hashed Brown Potatoes, are a real treat. I eat either a vegan yogurt dip, ketchup or the sweet version with applesauce.

It’s really, really easy to make – also not the worst option if you wake up in the morning with a slight hangover. All it takes is a little muscle power when the potato and onion shavings need to be firmly pressed to get rid of excess liquid. After that it’s easy again: form the puffs and bake them in the pan. So easy.

You have to admit: in things breakfast the Americans just have it. In addition to hash browns, they really serve it up there, with pancakes or waffles, but also scrambled eggs. We also have these treats in vegan form:

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A plate of hash browns with parsley


Breakfast the American way: We serve crisp baked hash browns


Delicious breakfast from the USA: Hash Browns


  1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Peel and grate the onion as well. Wash the spring onions and cut into fine rings.

  2. Squeeze out the potato and onion pieces as best you can in a clean cloth. Then mix with the spring onions and season with the spices.

  3. Heat oil in a pan. Shape the potato mixture into 6-8 pancakes with wet hands and fry them in the pan until crispy on both sides. Then drain on a piece of kitchen paper and serve while still warm.

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