Soft-poached eggs with hash browns and crispy bacon

September 9, 2015 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

Nothing beats a soft-poached egg with old-fashioned, homemade hash browns and plenty of crispy bacon. Enjoy as a hearty breakfast or yummy brunch topped with fresh rocket


Soft-poached eggs with hash browns and crispy bacon

Serves: 4
Cooking Time: 10 mins


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 potatoes, peeled, coarsely grated and squeezed
  • ½ small onion, grated and squeezed
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 6 large soft-poached eggs
  • crispy streaky bacon, to serve
  • fresh rocket, to serve
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve



For the hash browns, combine all of the ingredients, except for the oil, in a large bowl and season well.


Heat the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add spoonfuls of the potato mixture to the pan and flatten with the back of a spoon.


Fry until golden and crisp, about 2 – 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel.


To serve, place the hash browns on a serving platter, top with a soft poached egg, crispy streaky bacon and lots of fresh rocket.


Serve with sweet chilli sauce on the side.


I enjoy spicy food and the sweet chilli adds just a touch. For those who prefer more of a bite, add some chopped fresh red chilli to the mix for a fresh, spicy flavour burst.

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