Are Hash Browns Vegan?
No fry-up is complete without a good helping of hash browns added to your plate, so we’ll break down whether this breakfast favourite is vegan.
What are hash browns?
We have America to thank for these fried goodies, as they are believed to have originated as early as 1890 where it was first mentioned in a cookbook. The name is also thought to be derived from French, specifically the french verb to chop (hacher). Hash browns are made from chopped or shredded potato and often with diced onions. The potato starch can then be used to form the mixture into patties, which are then fried until golden brown, crisp and delicious.
Are hash browns vegan?
Traditionally, yes — hash browns are vegan. This is because the standard ingredients usually consist of potatoes and onions.
Don’t hash browns contain egg?
Technically, hash browns aren’t made with eggs; in fact, adding eggs into the mixture makes it more of a traditional latke than hash brown. Most frozen hash browns don’t contain egg, so on that front, you’re okay!
Like most things, it still depends on where you buy your hash browns from whether your hash browns are complete plant-based. You can find vegan hash brown at major supermarkets, including Tesco and Morrison’s.
Wondering what other foods might be vegan? Check out our favourite accidentally vegan foods here.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.