Cooking Hash Brown Patties at home

1 egg beaten
4 medium potatoes, peeled (as husbands or piper King Edwards)
1 medium onion
salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying

Coarsely grate the potatoes and onions in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid by turning the towel. Place the mixture in a large bowl.
Add egg, a good couple of pinches of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Mix the ingredients. (You need salt mixture, although the hash browns can be quite bland).
Heat a splash of oil in a heavy based pan and when the oil is hot (but not smoking), add spoonfuls of the potato mixture into the pan and flatten into patties about 1 cm thick. Turn once browned and crisp – about 2-3 minutes on each side.
Serve hot as a side dish for breakfast or dinner. Especially good with bacon and eggs.

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