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Chef Shares Recipe To Make Perfect McDonald's Hash Browns

Claire Reid

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Chef Shares Recipe To Make Perfect McDonald's Hash Browns

A Michelin-trained chef reckons she's nailed the perfect McDonald's hash brown recipe and you'll only need a handful of very simple ingredients.


Poppy O'Toole, or poppy_cooks, shared her recipe on TikTok where it's already been a hit with those of us who are missing our McDonald's breakfasts.

To make your own hash browns, worthy of the Golden Arches, you'll need a potato, an egg, a pinch of salt and pepper, and some vegetable oil.

You'll need to use a grater on your potato to ensure thin little slices, which you should then pat with a paper towel to remove excess water before transferring it onto a clean tea-towel and giving it a good squeeze to ensure the grated spud is dry. This means when it comes to frying time, your hash browns will be nice and crisp.

Credit: @poppy_cooks
Credit: @poppy_cooks

Once you've got your dry potato, mix it with the egg and salt and pepper before shaping it into your classic Maccie's hash brown shape.

Pop the hash browns into a frying pan on a medium to low heat and give them a flip when they've gone a golden brown colour.

To make it even more like the real deal, Poppy tilt's her pan to cover the hash brown in oil making it extra crisp. Ooof.

Sharing what drove her to recreating the beloved breakfast item, Poppy told LADbible: "Obviously like a lot of people in the hospitality industry at the moment, I'm in a bit of limbo with no work, but was keen to keep positive, keep cooking and continue to bring the professional edge to simple home recipes and recreations.

"Firstly, I wanted to make the McDonald's hash brown because it's an absolute classic. There's nothing worse than getting to Maccies and you miss the breakfast and have to have a morning Big Mac and no hash browns.

Credit: poppy_cooks
Credit: poppy_cooks

"Secondly, I'm a pro chef and trained in Michelin-starred kitchens, so have a banging hash brown recipe that's a bit fancy... but it never stood up to the simple classic of McDonald's. Cutting all the fancy stuff and the extras, just two main ingredients and tastes so, so good."

And there's more good news for fast-food fans, because Poppy has a few more recipes up her sleeve that she's going to be sharing in the near future.

She said: "I think I've nailed the secret KFC coating recipe so will be posting that this week after a lot of testing - and I'm missing a chicken mayo, so that's on the cards too." Can't wait.

You can see more of Poppy's creations on her TikTok channel here.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/poppy_cooks

Topics: Food

Claire Reid
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