Feb 9, 2010

Review: McDonald's - Hash Browns

McDonald's Hash Brown inside its wrapper pouch.

McDonald's Hash Browns is described by the chain as "shredded potato hash brown patties that are prepared so they’re fluffy on the inside and crispy and toasty on the outside."

I paid $1 for this one.

I used to love to eat a lot of these as a kid so much so that I would sometimes forgo the other breakfast items and just eat more hash browns.  I remember waking up at 4 or 5am to go fishing with my dad and uncle and stopping at McDonald's on the way for breakfast.  Strangely enough, I never fished but I still went... I don't remember why...(?!).

Anyway, McDonald's Hash Browns still taste as good as I remember them: Crunchy and crispy on the outside with softer, shredded potatoes within. As with hash browns in general, they tend to be a bit oily but I find McDonald's version tends to be crispier than other chains. While, I no longer devour two or three in a sitting, I like to enjoy one now and again and all the memories it brings back.

Nutritional Info - McDonald's Hash Brown (56g)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 80)
Fat - 9g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 310mg
Carbs - 15g (Sugar - 0g)
Protein - 1g


  1. do you just eat the hash brown plain or do you add ketchup?

  2. Hash browns at McDonalds were always good :). Am I remembering correctly or did the price of the hash brown increase by almost 30 cents?

  3. @Anon: I usually have them plain although when I get hash browns at say a diner I often eat it with ketchup.

    @EatTravelEat: I think they used to be 89 cents so I guess putting them on the dollar menu actually made them cost more? O_o

  4. ONE WHOLE DOLLAR!? that is a travesty

  5. McD Hash Browns are the best! They go well with their pancakes. I'm not too crazy about the breakfast sandwiches but I like their pancake/hash brown "big breakfast".

  6. You're right, where I live when they started the Breakfast Dollar Menu they used to have two hash browns for $1. Now it's only one for $1, I wonder why? :-(


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