Breakfast recipe – WAKE UP with oven-baked hash browns

Image from Hungry Healthy Happy

Image from Hungry Healthy Happy

We all know the feeling. You wake up on a weekend morning, and nothing can possibly tear you away from the deliciously dreamy, cotton-cocoon that embraces you. But what if there was something more delicious that could entice you to throw off the sheets and start your day right?

A mouth-watering breakfast can be all it takes to kick-start your morning and get you out of the bedroom and into the kitchen.

One go-to recipe for me is a rustic take on a frozen favourite – the modest hash brown. This recipe from Hungry Healthy Happy not only gives you a delicious and filling start to the day, it also offers tips for giving little flavour twists and cutting down the calories.



  • 2 medium potatoes

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 medium eggs

  • A pinch of sea salt and black pepper

  • ½ tsp garlic powder



One: Grate the potato and onion on the large side of a box grater.

Two: Put the grated potato and onion at the centre of a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.

Three: Put the mixture into a bowl and add the egg and a little salt and pepper and garlic and combine.

Four: Lightly grease a baking tray and get handfuls of the mixture and shape in to circles. Put them on the tray and gently flatten – the mixture should make 8 hash browns.

Five: Bake at 200°C/400°F for 15 minutes. Flip them over, pat them down and then cook for a further 20 minutes until they are crispy.

Once baked, my favourite serving tip is to top them with a poached egg – the creamy yolk is a perfect natural sauce to mop up – yum! Wash down with a fresh cup of coffee and freshly-squeezed orange juice, and you’ll be set to face whatever the day throws at you. 

For step-by-step image guides to this recipe and more, visit Hungry Healthy Happy’s blog here. Why not follow them on Instagram, too?