Leftover fried hash brown potatoes: how to reuse?

I needed fried shredded potatoes (e.g. hash browns) as the base for a casserole, and wound up with a bit too much.

Any ideas for how to use 'em up in something tasty?

I was thinking some kind of vegetable hash in a pan, with onions etc. and throw these in towards the end, but that’s kinda my go-to for many “use up leftovers/fridge cleanout” nights. I could use a change. Any fresh ideas?

Mix them with diced onion, eggs and a bit of flour, patty them up and refry them. Kind of a savory potatoe pancake thing. I do this with left over mashed potatoes all the time, I don’t see why hash browns wouldn’t work.

My feelings:

  • Don’t put them in something that will make them soggy.
  • Avoid leftover hash browns, just eat them the first time. :slight_smile:

Cook 'em up the next morning with eggs and bacon. Breakfast!

Rösti (or latke, if with egg)

Taco meat and cheese for a tasty burrito.

Do what I do (did it on Saturday morning) with leftover french fries: saute in a skillet with a half a chopped onion, some minced garlic, a few rashers of bacon (sliced in 2-inch lengths). When the bacon is cooked, add four eggs (scrambled), cook over low heat, adding shredded cheese while the eggs are cooking. Goes well with a couple of cups of coffee and a couple of slices of buttered toast.


Funny. My first thought when I saw the thread title was “make a casserole.” :smiley:

Too bad you don’t have any corned beef lying around. Corned beef hash is tasty.

Are they already fried? If not, could you use them as the base for a creamy potato soup? Google “Shredded Potato Soup” for a bunch of different recipes.

I second the burrito suggestion. Or make a nice potato pancake.

What idiot posted this? Dude, the TITLE says that they’re fried. Christ almighty, dude, learn to read.

Yeah, potatoes, egg, and chorizo.

Or potatoes, egg, ham, bacon, sausage, cheese, salsa, some of those hot carrot slices, and a bit of Vegemite.