How to Make Crispy Diner Style Hash Browns

Of all the smells that hit you when you walk into your local diner, I'm convinced the most discernible part of the waft is always the hash browns.

My favorite breakfast joint growing up was The Melrose Inn. Once or twice a month my Dad would drive me to school, allowing me to skip my long daily bus ride, and the two of us would steal away a few special moments together over an early breakfast. We would drive out of Louisville before the sun came up, headed towards farm country and the little old house that had been converted into a diner, complete with waitresses decked out in matching checkered uniforms and strategically fitted hair nets on top of up-dos. Immediately upon entering the room, that delicious hash brown smell would just slap you in the face and your mouth would start watering.

Grated Russet potatoes, fried the griddle to crispy, crunchy perfection. It doesn't get more simple, inexpensive, or delicious. Even when served as a supporting player to eggs, bacon, pancakes and fruit this recipe takes the staring role in my heart.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Barb

    Thanks so much for that little \"secret\" tip - wringing out the taters! I was just telling my mother I am not a good hash brown maker so I am off to try a plate of these goodies!!!! I'm new to your site and am now a major stalker!!!!

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    • Lucas Martinez

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  • Suzi

    Thanks for the great tip about squeezing the water out. I was wondering what brand of countertop cooking unit you are using in the video and why you use that over a good 'ole pan on the stove.

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    • Catherine

      That is a Zojirushi electric skillet! http://astore.amazon.com/weelicious-20/detail/B003ODCFKS I use this in videos because it is easier to see than my stove! :) Your favorite pan on the stove will work beautifully!

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      • Lucas Martinez

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        Hello everyone am Lucas Martinez from USA, after 15 years of marriage, me and my wife were living happily together we loved each other so much and I Loved my family they were my top priority, until one morning me and my wife had a little argument which I know every couples do have because there are no perfect couples in this world after the argument I went to work when I came home I couldn't find my wife and our kids she also packed her bags and that of the kids and left I tried calling her but I couldn't reach her I went to her friend's house but they couldn't tell me where to find her, I was frustrated I didn't know what to do I started drinking alcohol every day and night I stopped going to work it was a difficult thing for me because she and my kids means everything to me it's was like part of my body left me I couldn't function well, one day I was browsing on the Internet when I saw a testimony of someone testifying of a man called Dr Perfect and how he brought back his wife within 24 hours I didn't think twice about it I messaged him and told him everything that happened between me and my wife and he said he find my problem very easy for him to solve he also told me to trust him that my wife will come back and I told him I trust him and he asked for some information which I gave him, 24 hours later my wife came back home with the kids I was so surprised to see her it was like a dream to me she started crying and apologizing to me I told her it's okay I forgive her that am happy she is back we are now living happily together. If you are heart broken because your wife or husband left you email this powerful love spell caster called Dr Perfect via email

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  • Kat

    Delicious! Now: where did you get your cute shirt?

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  • Jessica Harper

    What kind of sauté pan is that?

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  • Jessica Harper

    Nevermind - I see you've already answered that question! Thanks

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    • Lucas Martinez

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      Hello everyone am Lucas Martinez from USA, after 15 years of marriage, me and my wife were living happily together we loved each other so much and I Loved my family they were my top priority, until one morning me and my wife had a little argument which I know every couples do have because there are no perfect couples in this world after the argument I went to work when I came home I couldn't find my wife and our kids she also packed her bags and that of the kids and left I tried calling her but I couldn't reach her I went to her friend's house but they couldn't tell me where to find her, I was frustrated I didn't know what to do I started drinking alcohol every day and night I stopped going to work it was a difficult thing for me because she and my kids means everything to me it's was like part of my body left me I couldn't function well, one day I was browsing on the Internet when I saw a testimony of someone testifying of a man called Dr Perfect and how he brought back his wife within 24 hours I didn't think twice about it I messaged him and told him everything that happened between me and my wife and he said he find my problem very easy for him to solve he also told me to trust him that my wife will come back and I told him I trust him and he asked for some information which I gave him, 24 hours later my wife came back home with the kids I was so surprised to see her it was like a dream to me she started crying and apologizing to me I told her it's okay I forgive her that am happy she is back we are now living happily together. If you are heart broken because your wife or husband left you email this powerful love spell caster called Dr Perfect via email

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  • Breakfast For Dinner Jessica Beau

    [...] to try some hash browns. Because I had never made hash browns before, I initially referred to Catherine’s video. But after the first batch, I got the hang of it and kind of did my own thing. I washed, peeled, [...]

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  • 13cheerchef

    how to you make them not as crispy and more soft

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  • Lucas Martinez

    CONTACT DR PERFECT TODAY VIA EMAIL [email protected] AND GET YOUR BROKEN MARRIAGE RESTORED BACK WITHIN 24 HOURS

    Hello everyone am Lucas Martinez from USA, after 15 years of marriage, me and my wife were living happily together we loved each other so much and I Loved my family they were my top priority, until one morning me and my wife had a little argument which I know every couples do have because there are no perfect couples in this world after the argument I went to work when I came home I couldn't find my wife and our kids she also packed her bags and that of the kids and left I tried calling her but I couldn't reach her I went to her friend's house but they couldn't tell me where to find her, I was frustrated I didn't know what to do I started drinking alcohol every day and night I stopped going to work it was a difficult thing for me because she and my kids means everything to me it's was like part of my body left me I couldn't function well, one day I was browsing on the Internet when I saw a testimony of someone testifying of a man called Dr Perfect and how he brought back his wife within 24 hours I didn't think twice about it I messaged him and told him everything that happened between me and my wife and he said he find my problem very easy for him to solve he also told me to trust him that my wife will come back and I told him I trust him and he asked for some information which I gave him, 24 hours later my wife came back home with the kids I was so surprised to see her it was like a dream to me she started crying and apologizing to me I told her it's okay I forgive her that am happy she is back we are now living happily together. If you are heart broken because your wife or husband left you email this powerful love spell caster called Dr Perfect via email

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