This copycat McDonald's hash browns recipe is as legit as it gets. These hashbrowns are crispy on the outside, buttery on the inside, and they're seasoned to perfection. So, say goodbye to the drive-thru line, and say hello to these awesome homemade hashbrown patties!
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My Take On McDonald's Hash Browns
I don't know about you, but I think McDonald's hash browns are one of their best menu items. And although they're fantastic from the restaurant, I think that my take on them is even better made at home!
Seriously, after you give these simple and delicious homemade hash browns a shot, you'll be hooked. At least, that's been the case for me. I've made them for breakfast almost every morning this week so far.
Also, what I love about making them at home is that there aren't any unnecessary ingredients added to them. Only real ingredients here!
If you want to make a complete Mcdonald's breakfast, all you have to do is pair the hash brown patties with this egg McMuffin recipe or this McGriddle recipe. And if you want something sweet to go with the savoriness, you can make these McDonald's pancakes too.
Either way, you'll have the perfect breakfast combo that everyone is sure to love. Your family might think you actually waited in line at the drive-thru just to get everything.
Alright, so you'll only need 5 ingredients to make these delicious McDonald's hash browns. And while there are a few more ingredients in this recipe than in traditional hash brown recipes, they're well worth it.
With that said, here's everything you'll need to make this easy hash browns recipe:
- Yukon Potatoes- you can also use russet potatoes.
- Salt- only a sprinkle goes a long way.
- Cornstarch- for the best texture.
- Vegetable oil- you can also use any neutral high-heat, such as canola oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, avocado, or macadamia nut.
- Mozzarella slices- the secret ingredient that makes them so good.
- Fresh Parsley- to serve.
Oh, by the way, you can use almost all of these ingredients to make these air fryer hash browns, another one of my favorite hash brown recipes! So, if you want to put an air fryer twist on this recipe, give that a look.
How To Make McDonald's Hash Browns
Step 1: Peel and Cut The Potatoes
First, you'll start by peeling and cutting the potatoes into very, very thin cubes. Start by slicing the potato in half and then in vertical thin strips-like shoe string fries. Then cut them horizontally to make them into thin cubes.
Next, transfer the cut potatoes to a mesh sieve - or strainer - and press them so they release most of their excess liquid.
Step 2: Combine and Shape The Patties
Next, mix the potatoes with the salt and cornstarch in a bowl. Then, transfer ¼ cup of the hashbrown mixture to a sheet of parchment paper.
Flatten the potatoes, making a rectangle, and top with the cheese. Top with 2-3 tablespoons more of the cut-up potatoes and fold the parchment paper over top to help you form the patties.
Finally, repeat these two steps with the rest of the hash brown mixture until you have about four big patties.
Step 3: Fry and Serve
Now, heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat and coat the surface with the oil. Then, transfer the hashbrowns to it and cook them for a few minutes on each side until they're golden brown.
Serve them garnished with fresh parsley and pair them alongside any other breakfast recipes you want!
How I Recommend Storing Leftovers
You can store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container or sealed bag with the air squeezed out for up to 5 days.
My favorite way to store the leftovers is to freeze them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag with parchment paper between each one for up to 10 months. I'll even make a triple batch whenever I whip up this recipe since they're so convenient to have on hand.
How I Reheat These Hash Browns
To reheat, my favorite way is to put the hash brown patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper at 350°F for 15 minutes. This is the best method if you want them to crisp back up. You can also reheat them in 20-second increments in the microwave, but the texture isn't as crispy.
More McDonald's Copycat Recipes To Try Next
- McDonalds breakfast burrito
- McDonald's steak bagel
- McDonald's yogurt parfait
- McDonalds breakfast Sauce
- McDonald's spicy chicken sandwich
- McDonald's snack wraps
- 3 Yukon Potatoes
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 6 tbsp. Cornstarch
- 2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- 4 Mozzarella Slices
- Fresh Parsley to serve
- Peel and cut the potatoes into very, very thin cubes.
- Transfer to a strainer and press, so they release most of the liquid.
- Combine the salt and cornstarch with the potatoes in a bowl.
- Transfer ¼ cup of the mixture to a sheet of parchment paper. Flatten it, making a rectangle, and top it with the cheese slice. Top with 2-3 tbsp. more of the potatoes and fold the parchment paper over top to flatten. The paper will help you form the patties. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high and add the oil to it. Transfer the hashbrowns to the skillet, cooking them for a few minutes until golden brown on both sides. Serve with fresh parsley.
Serving Size:1 hash brown
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4.4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 762mgCarbohydrates: 37.1gFiber: 3.9gSugar: 1.8gProtein: 10.7g