Braeden Royal's Sweet Hash Browns Recipe

Hash Browns Recipe
Braedon Royal shares his homemade, hash brown recipe. “This is a dish my mom prepared on special occasions such as birthdays, so it’s a pleasing reminder of happy times with family and friends,” says Braeden, adding that the sweet-potato flavour and cheesy broccoli transport him to his comfort zone. This is truly tasty with many of my favourite breakfast flavours incorporated into one dish. Think cultured crème fraiche, tender-stem broccoli, fried eggs and grated cheese.
— Jackie Cameron

Yields: 2-3 people, makes 6 Hash Browns


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes.

  • 1 fennel bulb and fronds/fennel leafy bits

  • 4 red onions.

  • ¼ cup Champagne Valley stoneground flour.

  • 3 Free-range eggs.

  • Splash of Olive Oil

  • Salted butter for frying.

  • 400g Tenderstem broccoli and olive oil drizzle

  • 60g grated hard cheese; for instance, a Parmesan/mature Cheddar

  • 125g Cultured Crème Fraiche.

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard.

  • ½ lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 6 large Free-range eggs, Platinum Sunfoil Sunflower Oil to fry the egg

  • Oryx salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Grate the sweet potato and fennel bulb using a standard box grater, reserving the fennel fronds. Mix the sweet potato and fennel with the red onions, flour and 3 eggs until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  2. In a non-stick pan on a medium heat, add a little olive oil and a small knob of butter and drop 2 tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture to form 1 hash brown. Fry both sides until golden for roughly 4 minutes each side and then remove the hash brown from the pan and place onto paper towel to soak up excess oil. Continue until the mixture is finished.

  3. Preheat the oven to 200°c and while the hash browns fry, place the Tenderstem broccoli onto a roasting tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with grated hard cheese. Roast for 10—15 minutes until the broccoli begins to char slightly.

  4. Mix the crème fraiche, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and fennel fronds and season to taste.

  5. To assemble smother the hash browns with a layer of the crème fraiche mix. Top with tenderstem broccoli and repeat. Finally top with one fried egg. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.