I have a confession to make. I cannot make hash browns to save my life. They never turn out right. Mr. T on the other hand makes great hash browns. They are crispy and delicious every time.
Crispy Hash Browns:
3 Tbsp olive oil or canola oil
1 lb Russet baking potatoes, peeled and grated
1 white onion, chopped small or grated
Salt and pepper
Heat 3 Tbsp of oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat.
While the pan is heating, squeeze out as much moisture as you can from the grated potatoes. Either use a potato ricer or a kitchen towel. Mix the potatoes and onion together.
When the oil in the pan heats up add the grated potatoes and onion to the pan, in one layer. Season with salt and pepper. After a few minutes, lift up one edge of the potatoes and see how done they are. If they have fried to a golden brown they are ready to flip. Use a large spatula to flip the potatoes over. Continue to cook until they are golden brown on the bottom.