Hash browns – Recipe of Hungarian version

hash browns

 🍴  Servings: 4

🥣 Category: Side dish

💪 Difficulty Level: 2/5 

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Hash browns are an international popular dish made from grated raw potatoes and flour and fried in lard or oil. As far as the name of the dish is concerned, “tócsni” is the most common in Hungary after “lapcsánka”. Its basic recipe is reminiscent of the poorest times, but the ingenuity of the people has always supplemented it with whatever they could get their hands on. There are different variations in terms of seasoning and preparation. Perhaps the most familiar way of eating it is when it is served as a stand-alone dish, on its own, perhaps with sauces such as sour cream, tomato sauce or other sauces.


  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • oil to frying


  1. Finely grate the peeled potatoes.
  2. Place the grated potatoes in a large colander. Press them down and leave to drain for 10 minutes.
  3. Set the drained potato juice aside for a few minutes. Then pour off the water from the settled starch. This starch will be used for the batter.
  4. Add the eggs, flour, starch and a tablespoon of salt to the drained potatoes. Mix well.
  5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add two tablespoons of the hash brown batter. Fry until crispy on both sides. Serve with sour cream and enjoy your hash browns!

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