Hash browns are McDonald's breakfast royalty, and they are treated as such. First of all, the potatoes are carefully evaluated to ensure they meet the strict acceptance criteria. They are then washed and peeled using steam under pressure. The peeled potatoes are then inspected, again, to remove any blemishes. After this, they pass through a mechanical cutter and are sliced into strips, which are then blanched for a few minutes in hot water. The strips are then dried before being sliced again into the distinct hash or riced pieces. The pieces are then mixed with salt and pepper, cornflour and potato flour, before being formed into the distinct hash brown shape. The hash browns are then part-fried before being cooled, frozen and packed ready for shipment to our restaurants.