Hash Browns with Fried Egg & Avocado

hashbrowns, egg, avocado!

Hash browns. Avocado. Fried Egg & Hot Sauce. What else is there to say? All my favorites taking up a lil space on my plate and I couldn't be happier.  I made this for a good friend the other day and two days later she was in her kitchen making it for her man. Watch out! It has the power to change you.

This was my first time making hash browns. They were good. REAL GOOD. And super easy! My thighs are frightened by the future hash brown filled breakfasts I plan on busting out this fall & winter.  Guess who will be wearing stretch pants til Summer 2011?

And let me just say that I've been having some of the most AMAZING avocados lately. FINALLY!  I spent the whole summer eating crappy avos just so I could delight in the most perfect topping for this batch of hash browns.

You are gonna go nuts when you take your first bite. End of story.

And we're off!

Gather your ingredients.

I put my peeled potatoes in a bowl of water so they didn't turn brown before I shredded them.

zee ingredients

Grate the potatoes & onions.  Watch out for the crying! Grated onions are NOT easy on the eyes.


Put the tators & onions in a bowl. Add olive oil, salt & pepper. Mix!

potato & onion

In a heated skillet, add olive oil & pat down two mounds of hash browns. Cook!

You'll want to place a piece of aluminum foil on top to steam/seal the brown of the hash browns.

hashbrowning in progress

Turn them over and cook til the other side is brown!


Take the hash browns outta the pan and add in your eggs. Fry them up!

frying egg

On that bed of hash browns, lay down your avocado chunks. Salt them!

avocado on top

Place your egg on top and add a few dashes of hot sauce as well as some salt & pepper.


Show that egg who's boss!

egg run!

This could become your instant favorite. Watch out!

Hash Browns with Fried Egg & Avocado

(adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine)

Serves 2

  • 1 1/2 baking potatoes, peeled & shredded (pat dry with a paper towel)
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 avocado, cut into hunks
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • hot sauce (I used Tapatio!)

In a medium bowl, mix together shredded potatoes, grated onion, 1 tablespoon olive oil with a pinch of salt & pepper.  Coat a non stick skillet with 1 tablespoon olive oil and turn heat on medium high.  Place two individual mounds of the potato mixture on your skillet and cover with a sheet of aluminum foil. After 6-8 minutes the bottoms should be browned. Add another tablespoon olive oil to the skillet and flip the hash browns and cook for another 6-8 minutes.

Plate the hash browns and add half of the sliced avocado on top of each mound. Season with salt. In the same skillet, add the eggs. Put about 4 tablespoons of water in the skillet and cover the skillet with a lid to steam/fry the eggs. Ater about 3 minutes, your eggs should be perfect. Place them on top of the avocado & add some salt, pepper and a few dashes of hot sauce. Enjoy!

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  • October 22, 2010

    Your hashbrowns look awesome! I've never attempted to make them at home, but I think I've been inspired, so thanks!

  • October 22, 2010

    ummm... gimme dat! pretty please. with sugar on top.

  • October 22, 2010

    ooooh i cant wait till im not preggo anymore so i can have this

  • starrgirl
    October 22, 2010

    This looks sooo yummy!
    I make this all the time! I usually chop the onion, though, and sometimes add some caraway seeds to the mix. I eat it with sliced tomato on top with the avocado, and sometimes some green onion too. Mmm! I’m happy to see you thigh-deep in hashbrown heaven! Egg+ avocado +tomato +green onion + cheese + potato + spicy= breakfast bliss!
    I actually made your eggy asparagus bake once with scraps from the fridge and had no bread, so I did it over hashbrowns then the egg+lemon+cayanne+cream, then topped with cheese and tomato, avocado and green onion. It was delicious!

  • October 22, 2010

    Holy hashbrowns. YUM! I like everything about this situation! I'll be whipping this up tomorrow or sooner for sure. Thank god for cotton-spandex blend pants, right? ;o)

    • October 22, 2010

      Totally! What would I do without them?!?!

  • October 22, 2010

    Damn you and your avocados! I have all the ingredients except that damn avocado I left at the store. Whyyyyyyy???

    I'm totally making a trip back to the store so I can make these soon. :)

  • October 22, 2010

    These look INCREDIBLE! YUM!

  • Amanda
    October 22, 2010

    I can testify to the fact that this was just as tasty as it looks! YUM! Thanks again Tracy!!! =)

    • October 23, 2010

      thank you for being my guinea pig! xoxoxox

  • October 22, 2010

    Ok, I was already sold with the picture and the title, but OMG, onions in the hashbrowns?! BLISS.

    (I have to admit, I have a hard time with Rachael Ray...it's the voice...but the recipes of hers that I've seen on your blog all sound great!)

    • October 22, 2010

      Oh me too! but I can't help but gravitate to her quick and easy recipe style! She's like a little yappie dog!

  • October 22, 2010

    Um, this looks yum all the way around (and probably not a combo I would have thought of on my own). Thanks for the inspiration!

  • October 22, 2010

    This is my idea of a perfect meal. Just yum.

  • October 22, 2010

    OMG yummmmmmmmmmm

  • October 23, 2010

    That fried egg looks perfect! I've never had hash browns before. I will give this a try.

  • October 23, 2010

    These look amazing, what a healthy breakfast!

  • October 24, 2010

    Looks like heaven! I think this would make a filling vegetarian dinner.
    My grandmother used to make hash browns topped with sliced tomatoes, sauteed portobello mushrooms + scallions, and cheese melted on top. It was one of my favorite dishes.
    Maybe I'll try combing her hash brown dish with yours!

    • October 24, 2010

      That sounds fantastic!!! Especially the mushroom & scallion part!

  • Patricia
    October 24, 2010

    Did you strain the potato mixture?? Im making this now and found there was quite a bit of water left in the bowl.

    • October 24, 2010

      I did do some blotting with paper towels before I put it in the bowl. I'll add that to the recipe!

  • Patricia
    October 24, 2010

    Okay... just finished having Brunch and all I can say is YUMM!!! OMG!! Not only does it look gorgeous on the plate but it tastes FAB!!

    • October 24, 2010

      yessssssssssssssss!!!!! So glad you liked it!

  • October 24, 2010

    I love breakfast any time of day, and this looks absolutely delicious.

  • Kim
    October 24, 2010

    I made this today but with good rye toast instead of hash browns (saving on calories and the work of grating everything, I admit!) but it was GOOOOD. Thank you, this will be on my regular rotation. With a strong cup of coffee it was a weekend breakfast of the Gods

  • October 24, 2010

    oh my lordy that looks good.

  • October 25, 2010

    Whoa. This looks so good. I think I need this for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And it's so darn pretty!

  • October 25, 2010

    There is no way I am going to endanger myself by making my own hashbrowns. I am going to continue believing that I can't make them at home and instead, will require you to make them for me next time I see you. Looks terrific lady!

    • October 25, 2010

      oh i'd make these for you in a heart beat, my dear!

  • October 25, 2010

    Oh wow! this looks amazing. I am so going to make this next weekend!

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  • October 27, 2010

    I think I just fell in love. With not just the food but you! I LOVE Tapatio hot sauce. I'll definitely have to try this over the weekend<333

    • October 27, 2010

      aren't you SWEET??!!! Tapatio is my best friend!

  • October 28, 2010

    Oh, divine! There is nothing better than potatoes for breakfast.

  • November 8, 2010

    I have been making this exact (EXACT) breakfast for forever now. No one understood how wonderful it is. I think you're my new best friend!

    • November 9, 2010

      tee! What else can we do with this combo? Put it in a breakfast sandwich? Roll it up in a torilla?

  • January 4, 2011

    Hi Tracy, I'm new comer to your fab blog. I'm hooked on your recipes. I've been catching up all of your nice posts one by one. Very helpful photographs in each post! Will be following your blog from now onwards. :)

    I've bookmarked this recipe. Will make it soon. :)

  • March 25, 2011

    This would make a fabulous breakfast, yes, but it looks amazing for dinner, too!!

  • Kasey
    April 22, 2011

    Just tried this tonight. AMAZING! Most delicious recipe I've tried in a long time...and it was EASY!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

    • April 23, 2011

      Awesome Kasey!! So glad you tried it!

  • Jessica
    January 16, 2012

    Just made this and it was AMAZING!! I used a sweet potato and it was one of the best meals I've eaten!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • January 17, 2012

      Awesome! Sweet potato??! Omg YUM! I'm gonna hafta try that.

  • Shannon
    May 19, 2012

    Hi Tracy-
    Can't wait to make this for my hubby! I actually found a someone else's photo of their version of your recipe on their flickr photostream here.... and they gave a shoutout to you--so thought I would pass it on:


    take care!

  • Angie
    October 5, 2012

    I just made this recipe this morning and it was AMAZING! I changed my potatoes with sweet potato and my husband with regular and both were delicious! I had to comment on the recipe as soon as I could. Thank you for the idea it was great!

  • HG
    May 16, 2013

    I just found this recipe via Gojee. I plan on trying it out with sweet potatoes this weekend!

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