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This chef has nailed the McDonald's hash brown. Here's the recipe

You'll probably have everything you need in your kitchen already

1y ago

There is a very good chance that even the biggest foodies and fine dining aficionados among us are, by now, missing a good old McDonald's. You can't beat a good hash brown from their breakfast range – and now, you no longer have to go without.

Poppy O'Toole is a Michelin trained chef. Since she is at a loose end in the midst of lockdown, she has put all her effort into recreating McDonald's hash browns at home... and she thinks she has nailed it.

You probably have everything you need in your kitchen already. So, enjoy!

McDonald's hash brown

Could this be the secret formula?


  • 1 potato
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Peel the potato.
  2. Grate it with a cheese grater.
  3. Thoroughly dry the grated potato with some kitchen towel.
  4. In a bowl, mix the egg and the potato, making sure the potato is thoroughly coated in the egg.
  5. Add the salt and pepper. A wee pinch should be plenty.
  6. Shape these into the classic hash brown shape.
  7. Fry over a medium heat, flipping till both sides are golden brown.
  8. Finish by tipping the pan so the hash brown is submerged in the oil to get it nice and crisp.

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Comments (12)

  • So it's kind of deep-fried. That is always the secret.

      1 year ago
  • Isn't something missing? Onions

      1 year ago
  • Here's a home made McDs hash brown moulding ring, for frying the hash brown, that I made by squeezing a standard circular one slightly .

      1 year ago
  • Nice!

      1 year ago
  • I AM missing McDonald's breakfasts! Back in the olden days (A few weeks ago) I'd sometimes drop my daughter off at the girls' school, then pop around the drive-through and take a Sausage & Egg McMuffin meal to eat at my desk. Those hash browns are even nice cold. (Though they're better hot!)

      1 year ago