Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns



These crispy cheesy hash browns are the direct result of a couple of factors:

1. I couldn’t be bothered going grocery shopping.

2. My mum has been feeling unwell so I wanted to make her something small for lunch.

3. I found 3 potatoes hiding in our pantry.

Now, I’ve never made hash browns before, and I didn’t follow a recipe. I knew roughly how to make them, just from being a huge McDonalds hash brown fanatic since my teen years, but most of this was just guess work. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Right. But surprisingly, though the odds were not in my favour, they turned out better than I even hoped for.

Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns | hellomoonies

These hashbrowns only take about 15 minutes, and this recipe is enough to make approximately 5-6 depending on size.

Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns | hellomoonies


  • 3 small potatoes
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Boil a pot of water over a high heat. Peel and wash your potatoes, then add them to the water and boil until they are parboiled (about 6-7 minutes, they should be hard to touch but easy to grate). Drain them in a colander, and run them under cold water until cool enough to hold. Grate the potatoes.

  2. Beat your egg in a bowl. Add the grated potatoes, flour, softened butter, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper and then combine. Using your hands, form the mixture into patties.

  3. Place a splash or two of vegetable oil in a frypan and heat on medium-high. Add the patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Once cooked, let cool on a paper towel for a few minutes and then serve.

Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns | hellomoonies
Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns | hellomoonies

There you have it – 3 incredibly simple steps to make these delicious crispy cheesy hash browns. I already can’t wait to make these again… it’s a shame we only had three potatoes! As always, let me know what you thought of this recipe – I love hearing your feedback!


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Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns
Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns | hellomoonies
Crispy Cheesy Hash Browns | hellomoonies


  1. Aliya Yasmine
    June 20, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    These look really tasty, I need to try this out omgggg!! Btw, is it okay if I use mozzarella and parmesan for this as well? My mom actually bought me a packet of cheddar and those other 2 cheeses all in one packet so I was wondering if i could use those other two cheeses for this recipe :3

    • moonies
      June 20, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Yes, that would taste amazing! Mmm, now I wish I thought of using all 3 :)

  2. June 19, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Not only did this make me hungry, but it also made me laugh as your reasons for making it were not dissimilar to my own when I cook stuff ;)

    • moonies
      June 19, 2016 / 11:27 pm

      Haha, I’m glad there’s some like-minded people out there! ;P

  3. Desiree
    June 19, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Im going to make this but im going to cheat a little and just use store bought frozen hash browns and just throw in some cheese lol

    • moonies
      June 19, 2016 / 10:27 am

      Hahah, it’ll still be good I’m sure!

  4. Ayeshah
    June 18, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I was hungry when i started reading this 😂 Im fasting yet i still watch people making food 😂😂😂 anyways i love your daily blogs!

    • moonies
      June 18, 2016 / 9:24 pm

      Haha oh no!!! Stop torturing yourself! :P

  5. Kristiana
    June 18, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Looks really tasty sorry I’ve been inactive but I’m making sure I read your new posts as much as I can. School here in Philippines just started but making sure that I’d still have an extra time reading your blog. It really inspires and motives me. 💕💖

    • moonies
      June 18, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Aww don’t apologise! I myself have been super busy at work for the past week so I don’t take it personally whatsoever ☺️ you’re such a sweetheart

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