Keto Hash Browns


Keto hash browns are an excellent substitute for the traditional, carb filled potato hash browns. They make the best breakfast side – and neither uses cauliflower nor cabbage! And yet, they are crispy and delicious like potato made hash browns, thanks to a secret ingredient!

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We make these delicious keto hash browns by using coconut flour, xanthan gum, and water. These three ingredients give the snack the quintessential crunchy texture of a traditional hash brown. What replaces potato flavor – the ultimate carb source – is the mashed potato flavor extract. The coconut flour with xanthan gum provide a similar crunch and crisp similar to fried hash browns.

These keto hash browns are allowed on the keto diet since they have only 3 grams of net carbs per serving. Plus, because these low carb hash browns do not use cabbage or cauliflower, they neither have a strange smell nor leave a funky aftertaste.

Often, recipes that call for cabbage or cauliflower in order to make keto hashbrowns, are complex and time consuming. Nobody has that kind of time in the morning! But this keto hash brown recipe, can be made while you are cooking your bacon and eggs.

Cooking-wise, these are easier to make compared to shredded cauliflower keto hash browns. It is because you don’t have to cook the cauliflower and ring it out with a cheesecloth. Who wants to mess with cheesecloth first thing in the morning?!

Above all, despite ditching typical ingredients, these are an equally crispy and even better choice for morning breakfast – an excellent substitute for potato to go along side your runny eggs, bacon or sausage.

eggs and bacon served over a hash brown patty

Are Hash Browns Keto Friendly?

Traditional hash browns are not keto friendly since potatoes are their prime ingredient, which is high in carbs and not approved for a keto diet. Every medium potato contains 37 grams of carbs! That puts you way over your 20-30 gram daily carb limit – just to indulge in a fried potato.

On the other hand, this keto hash brown recipe includes only 3 grams of net carbs per serving. This will definitely fit into your macros and help you stay on track!

Coconut Flour Hash Browns??

Yes! These are basically coconut flour hash browns. This keto hash brown recipe uses coconut flour and xanthan gum to create a mouth-watering shredded potato texture similar to potatoes. The texture is so similar to traditional potatoes and the patty looks legit too!

To give the actual potato flavor, we add mashed potato extract from OOOFlavors. You could never tell that the hash brown is not made traditionally!

For more pop of flavors, fry these low-carb hash brown patties in the skillet with some avocado oil. It will also crisp them up further for them crunchy bites.

shredded keto hashbrowns on a plate

Secret Ingredient for Real Potato Flavor

The secret ingredient that gives keto hashbrowns the potato flavor and crunch to the snack is One On One Flavors mashed potato extract.  Use code Ketofocus-10 to save 10% off your order. You only need to add 30-40 drops to get a strong potato taste. What’s more? OOOFlavors are keto-approved and do not contain any carbs.


How to Make Crispy Hash Browns?

Follow the steps mentioned below to ensure your keto hashbrowns are crispy and crunchy:

  1. Fry the patties in avocado oil
  2. Pour enough avocado oil to cover the hash brown halfway.
  3. Fry on medium heat to ensure the patties get crispy on the inside but without burning the outside.
  4. Keep your patty medium-thin; make them too thick that the interior might not get crispy at all.
  5. Shake the skillet as you fry the low carb hash brown.  Allow the hot oil to spill over the top and around the edges of each patty. It will add extra crispiness to the edges.
  6. Avoid overcrowding the pan. Some steam will be released as the patties fry. Overcrowding can steam the neighboring hash browns, so limit the number that goes into your pan.

Can You Freeze Keto Hash Browns?

Yes! You can freeze these delicious, crispy keto hashbrowns. Freeze the shredded patties in a Ziploc bag. To reheat, add the frozen low carb hash browns straight into the skillet like you would with any other frozen fried breakfast food.

cutting an egg with a fork over a hashbrown

Can I add Ketchup?

Yes, you can add ketchup to the low carb hash browns. However, several ketchup brands add sugar to their product, which is not suitable for the keto diet. Therefore, look for brands like Primal Kitchen that do not add any sugar to their tomato ketchup. Keep in mind that every tablespoon of ketchup contains 2 grams of carbs.

Make-Ahead Instructions

The best part about keto hash browns is that you can meal prep them for ease of use in the morning for breakfast. To store, shred your potato dough and store the shreds in an keep them in an airtight container before storing them in the fridge or freezer. You can form the patties or keep them loosely shredded. Because these low carbs hash brown patties do not use real potatoes, you don’t have to worry about them turning purple. When freezing, you can pre-form the patties to make it easier to cook from frozen.

crispy hash brown on a plate with an egg on top

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Hash Browns

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 61
Fat 2g
Protein 2.3g
Total Carbs 9.8g
Net Carbs 3g

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  1. I made them and used the mashed potato extract. Used 40 drops. Couldn’t taste it. They didn’t seem cooked throughout so I guess I didn’t have them loose enough. Do you think just frying them in a pan without forming the patties would work?

  2. I am going to try these tonight, though I think I will mix the shredded “potato” with duck fat, form them into patties, and then freeze them for a bit. From there, I am going to try cooking them in the air fryer.

  3. I tried doing these mixing duck fat in with the shredded “potatoes” and air frying them (decided to skip my original step idea of freezing first).
    The result was essentially that it did not work. Ended up just pan frying as you said to do and that worked better. Hopefully the frozen ones will work out a bit better.
    Regardless, the flavor was good. Definitely not the same as actual hash browns, but close enough to make me happy. I had one with some jalapeno ranch on top and it was yummy.

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