Lacy Crisp German-Style Hash Browns

READY IN: 15mins




  • PEEL 3 medium russet potatoes.
  • GRATE potatoes using a medium grate on a hand-held grater, or use a food processor with a grate attachment.
  • SQUEEZE out excess water (but not too much); TOSS potatoes with 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice.
  • ADD grated potatoes, 1 tablespoon grated white onion, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt (Kosher salt), 1 dash ground white pepper, 1 pinch freshly nutmeg; COMBINE potatoes with ingredients until well-combined.
  • HEAT enough butter in a on-stick skillet to fry potatoes, over moderate heat.
  • ADD desired amount of potato mixture into skillet with melted butter, forming into a patty shape without pressing too hard, using a spatula.
  • FRY potatoes slowly until golden and crisped on one side; TURN hash browns carefully with spatula: CONTINUE to fry until golden and crisped.
  • PLACE cooked hash browns on a plate with absorbent paper, covering to keep warm until served.
  • SERVE hash browns as they are, or add a sprinkle of salt or other seasoning if desired, or with ketchup and/or sour cream (my German friend serves hers with sour cream -- but the closest I had for my photo was creamed horseradish!).
  • ENJOY hash browns as a breakfast or dinner side dish.