Waffle House Hash Browns Secret Recipe

I've got a pretty simple recipe for you today.

But sometimes the simplest things are the best.

Waffle House Hash Browns 

  • 4 cups shredded potatoes, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • water 
  • 1 cup ice
  •  vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Place potatoes in a 2-quart bowl and add salt. Pour ice and add water to cover potatoes, and stir to mix salt and ice in the potatoes. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Then, place shredded potatoes in a colander and rinse with cool tap water; drain completely.
  3. To prepare, heat a large skillet (cast iron prefered) on medium heat; add enough vegetable oil to lightly cover bottom.
  4. When skillet is hot place drained shredded potatoes in skillet. Fry until crisp, about 12-15 minutes without turning.
  5. When golden, flip carefully and fry 2-3 additional minutes. Do not cover or stir hash browns while frying.

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