3 Ingredient Golden Hashbrowns

Vegan hashbrowns are something I’ve always loved, my favourite junk-ey breakfast food. Even when I used to eat meat, and McDonald’s McMuffins were in my weekly rotation, my favourite part of McDonald’s breakfast was definitely the hashbrowns.

Maybe it’s the potatoes, maybe it’s the oil or the salt – Maybe it’s the feeling of eating chips in the morning without feeling guilt. Needless to say, hashbrowns are banging, and very easy to veganise.

Are hashbrowns vegan?

Most hashbrowns are made up of easy to source ingredients, such as potatoes, oil and salt. If you were to buy hashbrowns from frozen, you may see some variations with traces of egg, as well as gluten, and other potential additives.

When you make ’em homemade however, you avoid all types of nastiness and can focus on making hashbrowns out of what actually makes it taste nice, potatoes.

Are hashbrowns easy to make?

This vegan gluten free hash brown recipe is so easy to make, if seasoning didn’t count as ingredients, this would be a one ingredient hashbrown recipe.

All it takes to easily make the perfect golden homemade hashbrowns is grated potato (drained of its water), salt, pepper, and paprika, garlic powder (if you’re like me).

I personally enjoy these alongside a big breakfast, which I usually make time for in advance, on a weekend most of the time.

These alongside some baked beans, avocado toast, fried mushrooms and vegan sausage is a big breakfast more filling than the traditional (probably cause of all the carbs!)

Hopefully you enjoy these 3 ingredient golden hashbrowns, they can be both fried and baked, but in this case I was impatient and had ’em fried up – Was not disappointed.

If you like this vegan hashbrown recipe feel free to bookmark and share with your friends, very easy, a go-to for breakfast, or even a quick snack.

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Golden Vegan Hashbrowns
Golden hashbrowns made from fresh potatoes, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of spices.
vegan hashbrowns
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Hashbrowns
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Hashbrowns
Ingredients
vegan hashbrowns
Instructions
  1. Wash and peel potatoes. Grate them using a thick grater. Once grated, transfer them into a sieve over a large bowl, and sprinkle salt on top so water is drawn out of the potatoes, leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Toss the mix with pepper and additional spices (if using), and mix well with your hands, squeezing out water as much as possible, form into individual hashbrown shapes (ideally 1/2 an inch thick).
  3. Heat oil in a deep fryer or frying pan, about 1 inch deep, once oil is hot, add the hash browns and cook till golden brown on a medium heat, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Cook in batches of 2-4, depending on the size of your pan/fryer, once cooked, place to drain on a bowl of kitchen towel. Serve while warm with baked beans, or enjoy with your favourite dip!
Recipe Notes

Draining the potato of water is important, if you don't, the hashbrowns will more than likely fall apart.

Other recipes call for egg to be used as a binder, the removal of the water from the potato makes this obsolete!

To bake instead, set the oven to 200 degrees celsius and bake for 3-5 minutes each side. 

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