The Tricks to Crispy Hash Browns

The Tricks to Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy Hash brown How-To

I did it! I figured out the tricks to getting crispy fried hash browns- and there’s three big ones. Clarified Butter, rinsing the starch off the potato and having a lid while cooking. Enjoy the video!

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Kent Rollins
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  • gerry stapleton on February 16, 2020

    Does it for me

  • Gil Wylie on February 16, 2020

    Wylie very nice , I have always wanted to know how to make great hash browns , your presentation was perfect , thank you

  • IMRugger Prepping with IMRugger on February 16, 2020


  • Grafxgrl on February 16, 2020

    Kent buddy, you can buy clarified butter.

  • Richard Parker on February 16, 2020

    Thems is some kind of real hash browns. I was trying to reach thru my phone and grab that thar plate.

  • mister roberts on February 16, 2020

    clarified butter also called ghee, at costcos in a big tub, i highly recommend using ghee

  • Allen Chancery on February 16, 2020

    Good job let's go fishing

  • The Myke Show on February 16, 2020

    I don't usually like cooking, and the whole cowboy thing isn't me at all… but something about this channel is just really interesting and kinda awesome

  • Rodney Smart on February 16, 2020

    Good work amigo! I hogged out all the holes on a cheese grater a little bit to make a custom tater grater, I rinse em in warm water and I twist em in the towel squeeze out the water.

  • John Batcheler on February 16, 2020

    974 thumbs down? Are you kidding me?

  • Denise Roy on February 16, 2020

    Love your humor, and thanks for teaching me how to make perfect hash browns

  • Mike O on February 16, 2020

    Always wondered why my hash browns never came out crispy I never put them in a cold water bath ..Thanks .

  • TheDekids on February 16, 2020

    This guy is awesome!!

  • Eve Marie Post on February 16, 2020

    Yee to the haw

  • See 4ees on February 16, 2020

    A) why don’t you do the rinsing IN the colander so you don’t have to keep going transferring back and forth bowl to colander ? and
    B) why did you stick the colander on your head and then put the potatoes IN it right after that? Disgusting. I would never eat at your house. That’s unsanitary. I prefer my food hairless thank you very much.

  • Johnson Beerz on February 16, 2020

    Rick flair "whooo" cookin

  • Mark Gitschel on February 16, 2020

    All this for a hash brown ! Are you kidding me !

  • Janet Folkerts on February 16, 2020

    I have tried crispy fried hash browns many times WHY NOT..try it this way !?! I have always envied restaurant cooks who knew how to make them correctly. Thank you for sharing.

  • Mathew Mus on February 16, 2020

    Who could honestly give any of these video's down votes?

  • RR Folk on February 16, 2020

    Very good. Great tip on clarified butter for all you cooks at home. There IS another method that works great too. Use BAKED potatoes. What? Yes baked potatoes that are completely cooked & chilled. Cut them in half lengthwise and grate. Don't even need to peel them. Follow Cowboy Kent's tips on butter/cast iron skillet/cooking and you'll have a way to use left over baked potatoes. We used this method in a profession kitchen for years.

  • Ralph D57 on February 16, 2020


  • superextremelaser on February 16, 2020

    5:58 what kind of seasoning is that?

  • Shawn Montgomery on February 16, 2020

    Looks more like making ghee than clarified butter….🤔🤷🏻‍♂️ whatever gets the taters crispy

  • About Noise on February 16, 2020

    Fun fact..this guy is tough as nails

  • Nick Huonder on February 16, 2020

    awesome thanks much

  • Off Planet on February 16, 2020

    Your a friend everyone wants or wants to be.

  • ShakeMyWay on February 16, 2020

    I cannot get Idaho Russet Potatoes where I live. What other potato will be acceptable?

  • larry kelly on February 16, 2020

    Why is there an I Love NY sign on your counter? No cowboys in NY!

  • Kathleen Povey on February 16, 2020

    Why do you use a high starch potato if all you are going to do is try to get the starch out?

  • Renee Richburg on February 16, 2020


  • K W on February 16, 2020

    I've never wanted to try to cook taters so bad in my life.

  • monti mcnulty on February 16, 2020

    I've tried this method 3 times exactly how Mr Kent describes, and somehow, the taters don't come out crispy. Otherwise, his recipe descriptions do work. Maybe, it's the cast iron skillet, crappy butter, or heat?

  • D90Girl on February 16, 2020

    That empty paper towel holder just irritates the daylight out of me 😩

  • Blitz0203 on February 16, 2020

    I tried this recipe for the first time, only adding a little onion powder. Wow … They came out great! This Will be my goi to recipe for hashed browns in the future … Thank you for sharing … Yum 😋

  • rgoidel on February 16, 2020

    Hi Kent, You might want to invest in a food processor with assortment of cutting disks. You can look at the large hole cutting disk. This might make it a bit easier and quicker in the peeling department.

  • Heather May on February 16, 2020

    Made these today, following along step by step, and they were perfect! If I wasn't already married, I think my husband might have proposed, they were so good.

  • Robert Payne on February 16, 2020

    KENT you need to put your on twist on NastyTrash
    Louisiana Meat pies

  • John Grove on February 16, 2020

    Seems like such a gentleman

  • bigisnjr on February 16, 2020

    Add grated onion to your hash browns….next level goodness.

  • SD Luedtke on February 16, 2020

    Thank you for this wonderful HOW TO MAKE HASH BROWN POTATOES video — I've always wanted to know how. I will do this!!! 😄

  • RichieW on February 16, 2020

    what in tarnation..

  • Obakedake on February 16, 2020

    Looks great!! What are the seasonings?!

  • Ira Varney on February 16, 2020

    Awesome Video!!

  • Ron Martin on February 16, 2020

    I really enjoy Mr. Rollins. He is a down to Earth guy and tells it like it is! He is also a good cook and knows his cast iron. As far as I am concerned Mr. Rollins could teach all of us a lot more than Cast Iron and cooking. I bet he has some Real Words of Wisdom he could share with all of us. If you read this Mr. Rollins please add to your repertoire. Although I am most likely older than you I think your life style has taught you things I would really appreciate. Thank you Sir for such great videos.

  • Joseph Anderson on February 16, 2020

    Now that's cook'n done right!

  • gravity always wins on February 16, 2020

    Thanks for letting me in on how to make hash browns. Like you I have gone through MANY bags of taters trying this that and the other internet recipe over the last couple years. None of them really came out dynamite. THIS one has. Crispy moist fast easy. I add some chopped onion. Again..many thanks.

  • Nunovya Biznez on February 16, 2020

    About 5 years ago, I was trying madter the perfect popcorn experience. Theb egeryone talked about clarified butter. Everyine recommended it and everyone that was youtube recommened PURCHASING it. Trued to figure out how to make it. Elder have long past and locals grew up that elder knowledge was a hinderence crutch and not a help. Any way. An 8 minute video about Hash Browns showed me something that I could not find in the "information age". Thanks! Wont forget it!

  • scott hummel on February 16, 2020

    looks good but wheres the onions and cheese

  • Yellow Rice on February 16, 2020

    7:39 that zoom was legit.
    Thanks…Now ima go cook some taters.

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