Super Crispy McDonald’s Style Hash Browns – Golden Crispy Hash Browns at Home!!!

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Super Crispy McDonald's Style Hash Browns - Golden Crispy Hash Browns at Home!!!
Recipe type: Potatoes / Fast Food
Cuisine: American
Hash browns make an amazing snack, accompaniment or garnish while adding a delicious crunch to any meal. These hash browns are particularly crispy and crunchy and unlike most hash browns the crispiness lasts for ages.
  • 4 Medium potatoes
  • 60ml White vinegar
  • 60ml Corn starch
  • 60ml Rice flour
  • 5ml Ground white pepper
  • 5ml Garlic flakes
  • 5ml Salt
  • Oil for frying
  1. Peel the potatoes and grate them using the coarse side of the grater.
  2. Place the grated potato in a mixing bowl and add the vinegar. Mix this in briefly and allow the potato to stand for a couple of minutes.
  3. Pour in enough boiling kettle water to cover the potato and allow this to stand for 5 minutes. The vinegar liberates the starch from the potato while the hot water dissolves the separated starch. You will actually see the milky starch in the water.
  4. Drain the shredded potato and rinse it thoroughly under cold running water. Squeeze most of the excess water from the potato and return it to the mixing bowl.
  5. Pour in the cornstarch and rice flour a little at a time, mixing it in thoroughly after each addition.
  6. Pour in the ground white pepper, garlic flakes and salt and mix these in thoroughly.
  7. Pour the potato out into an 8 inch or 20cm square baking tin.
  8. Spread the mixture out evenly compressing it and flattening it as you go.
  9. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out the surface.
  10. Transfer the pan to your refrigerator for 60 minutes. This chills the mixture while the flour autolyses.
  11. After 60 minutes transfer the pan to your freezer for 30 minutes.
  12. Remove the pan from the freezer and turn the potato out onto a chopping board.
  13. Use a sharp knife to cut the potato into 9 equal squares. You can leave them as squares, or cut each one in half diagonally to make triangles.
  14. Fill a large pan with oil to a depth of a half inch and heat this to 180c or 350f.
  15. Carefully drop the hash browns into oil and fry them for 15 to 20 minutes turning every few minutes to ensure even coloring.
  16. Remove the hash browns from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain any excess oil on kitchen paper.
  17. Season the hash browns with fine salt and serve immediately.


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