When I was growing up hash browns were a way to use up too many boiled potatoes from the night beforehand and were turned into a one plate meal with the addition of onions and maybe a tin of corned beef or a couple of fried eggs!
When I make hash browns I thinly slice onion and a couple of sticks of celery and fry them in some butter and sunflower oil. I fry them gently so that they start to cook and take on some colour.
Then I add my sliced, cooked, cold potatoes and cook in the frying pan until the potatoes brown.
Once browned you can add the changes by adding a tin of corned beef, a couple of eggs on top (2per person), chilli paste, chopped smoked streaky bacon and the list goes on.
Tonight I will be adding a little chilli paste and a few drops of the smoked chipotle Tabasco sauce and salt&pepper.
We will be having them with sausages and freshly cooked beetroot.