Combat food waste with our hashbrown recipe 

Written by Morgan Egan

Did you know 4.4 million potatoes are wasted every day? Whether your potatoes have gone wrinkly, soft, or green, it can be easy to just toss them out. So, to help combat food waste, we’ve come up with an easy hashbrown recipe that’ll make the whole family happy. 

A stodgy trick 

Made too many jacket spuds last night and don’t know what to do with the rest of them? Then this recipe is perfect! Instead of using raw potatoes, which hold a lot of moisture and require more prep, we’ll be using already baked potatoes. Trust us, this works wonders, and is the perfect way to utilise last night’s leftovers.  

Let’s get cooking! 

What you’ll need: 

3-4 baked potatoes 

1-2 tbsps neutral cooking oil 

Salt and pepper to taste 


  1. 1. Grate your leftover jacket spuds into a bowl. Don’t worry if the skin is left on! Not only are they full of added nutrients, leaving the potato skin on doesn’t change the hashbrown, and it helps lessen any food waste. 
  1. 2. After you’ve grated your potato, heat a pan on medium with your cooking oil. 
  1. 3. Add the grated potato to your pan and spread it out so it’s a thin, even layer. This ensures that your hashbrowns will get crispy. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  1. 4. After 3-4 minutes, flip the hashbrown. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. You want them to be golden and crispy. 
  1. 5. Enjoy! 

We hope you loved making these hashbrowns as much as we did!  

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