The 70 years old American multinational coffee and doughnut company, Dunkin’ Donuts, has dropped the last part, “Donuts”, of its name. Now it officially goes by the name Dunkin’. If you are a fan of this popular quick-service restaurant, you might be wondering why it did something like this to its name. Well, that’s because it’s not a place anymore where you only have to order one or two doughnuts. Now it has a very rich menu to offer you. Take the Dunkin Donuts hash browns recipe, for example, which is a reason why Dunkin’ Donuts has been my favorite place to enjoy my breakfast frequently for many years now.
Statistically speaking, a heck of many people still orders only a couple of doughnuts and a few Munchkins sometimes (for kicks only). I don’t mean to disrespect you, but if you are one of those people, I must say, you aren’t doing it right. Apart from its hash browns recipe, it has many more breakfast options, sandwiches, bagels, amazingly good coffee any many more to name. Save the coffee; if you order Dunkin Donuts hash browns along with any of the breakfast options, the meal will make your day!
However, if you are not in the mood to go out and sit in Dunkin’, you aren’t gonna miss it all! It’s very probable that you already have most of the ingredients ready at your home. So most probably, you don’t even have to go to the grocery store! Put the ingredients together and finish preparing your Dunkin hash browns recipe within 40 minutes,15 minutes for preparation and 25 minutes for cooking.
Potato is the most significant ingredient in this recipe. You will need a few other ingredients:
Russet potato (One large potato is enough for one person’s good-morning meal)
- Dried parsley (½ teaspoon)
- Onion powder (½ teaspoon)
- Garlic powder (½ teaspoon)
- Freshly ground black pepper (½ teaspoon)
- Sea salt (¼ teaspoon)
- Corn flour (2 teaspoons). Fine cornmeal can be a good substitute for corn flour.
- Egg white (take from finely)
- Vegetable oil (1 tablespoon) if you are going to try the oven or air fryer or method. Or,
- Oil (¼ cup) if you want to try the pan-frying method.
Instructions for preparing the Donuts hash browns recipe
- Start with the potato. Put a considerable amount of water in a saucepan to boil the potato. When the water begins to boil, place in potato in the water and boil it for 8 minutes as you need half-cook or parboil potato.
- Cool down the potato to grate and peel it comfortably. Use the larger holes in your grater for this purpose.
- Now take a big chef’s knife to chop the large pieces from the grated potatoes. Chop them into a bit smaller piece roughly.
- Now, take a regular size bowl and place all the potatoes in it. Then add cornflour, egg white, dried parsley, ground black pepper, sea salt, onion powder, and garlic powder to the bowl and mix them with the potatoes.
- Then on a flat surface, put a piece of parchment paper and put the potato mixture on the paper.
- Keep tapping the mixture to compact it. Keep doing it till the mixture gets around ½ inch high. Doing this will make sure the compactness of the Dunkin Donuts hash browns recipe.
- Take a round cookie cutter (preferbaly1-inch) and cut the mixture into small rounds.
Cooking the hash browns
Air Frayer method
- Spray the wire rack of the air fryer with oil after setting the temperature to 400-degree Fahrenheit.
- Then put the small pieces of hash browns in it and dredge the top of them using some oil.
- At last, cook them for 18-20 minutes.
Traditional frying pan Method
- Half-submerge hash browns on the frying pan with oil (¼ cup).
- Now, fry them for 2 minutes on each side. They will turn brown in the first two minutes and golden and crispy in the last two minutes.
- Then take them out of the pan and get rid of excess oil by draining on paper towels.
Oven cooking method
- Preheat your oven to 400-degree Fahrenheit.
- Cook the hash browns, after coating with oil, for 18-20 minutes.
- Flip once.
Serve ASAP with ketchup. (You can sprinkle on after tasting the meal.)
Tips and Tricks
Big size russet potato is the perfect choice for this recipe, but if you cannot manage any, I have got your back! The smaller ones do the job nicely if you reduce the boiling time proportionately!
Even the non-russets are fine as well. They will work like the red or yellow potatoes, provided that you shorten the boiling time a bit more!
Once your recipe is ready, you can go for some paring meals as well. I often prepare ham with scrambled eggs or bacon and eggs. Any of your favorite breakfast items prepared with egg can do the job. For instance, take frittata or an egg sandwich too! (If you are looking for some other side dishes, you can try my KFC Green Beans or Olive garden meatball recipes too!)
Another important thing is to eat the hash browns while they are hot. If it gets cold, it is never the same. It’s like the French fries and you will lose its texture and taste when it gets cold! Re-heating isn’t also recommended either!
This copycat Dunkin’ Donuts recipe is surprisingly nutrient-rich! In every 6-piece serving, it offers 130 calories! However, it is a Sodium and Potassium rich dish measuring 420mg and 238mg, respectively.
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This copycat Dunkin Donuts hash browns recipe will easily make your perfect breakfast or a paring meal (side dish) to any other breakfast items of your choice. It takes a little time and effort, and can easily be your go-to meal as well.
Enjoy the comfort of your own home and enjoy a good-morning breakfast meal with this recipe.