You just need enough to coat/cover the bottom of the frying pan. Squeeze out excess liquid and dab dry (less liquid will give crispier potatoes). Just regular oil. And if some of the hash browns aren’t getting done as quickly, let them cook a bit longer. There is no soaking step! Therefore, we recommend cooking hash browns in a pan on the grill to prevent this from happening. Tips for Perfect Hash Browns. Notice I only flipped half of the pan … Remove pan from heat and place a large heatproof plate over the skillet. Pour a little cooking oil, or lard, into a frying pan (US: skillet). Carefully invert the pan to transfer the hashbrowns to the plate. Use fresh potatoes, not frozen. The frying pan method worked ok but the patty was sticking to the pan and started to fall apart when trying to move it or flip it. We all have our favourite frying pans and the pan we used for making these babies was a stainless steel pan. Oh wait. To Cook Frozen Hash Browns in a Frying Pan. Frying crispy hash browns . The trick to not getting your hash browns to stick using a stainless steel pan is to ‘temper’ your pan with some oil before you start to cook. I forgot to soak. You can use the oil you usually use when you fry chips, or fried eggs. Fry Hash Browns in Olive Oil and Butter 01.12.2020 12.29.2019 by John Kiely Meilin is a master of Spanish cooking, and when she was frying potato slices in olive oil and butter to put in her tortilla (the egg omelet from Spain), I snatched a slice to sample. Rinse potatoes to prevent unappetizing color and remove excess starch. Use a cast iron pan and preheat it. Don’t try to be a hero and flip the whole thing at once. It takes about 2 minutes on each side and you’re hash browns have a beautiful golden brown crisp, aren’t gray or gummy and are delicious! Slide the hashbrowns back into the skillet browned side up and continue to cook until deep golden brown on the other side, 10–12 minutes more.. However, it is harder to control the temperature on a grill than it is on a griddle. I added a little oil which helped a bit but the hash brown already has oil so it didn't seem to make much sense to add even more oil. Fry over medium-high heat and really let hash browns brown on bottom, only turning occasionally. There's really no reason at all that you can't cook hash browns on a grill. Also, you run the risk of your hash browns dropping down the gaps between the grate. Return the pan to medium heat and add remaining butter. Ah crap. Do it in sections. When frying up hash browns using pre-cooked potatoes the starch is not an issue any longer.