Crispy Cheesy Hash Brown Patties

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.

INGREDIENTS

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
DIRECTIONS

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.

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.

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.