Grated Parmesan and whipped crème fraîche enrich the flavor profile of these rich, golden hash browns. A crispy outer layer is achieved by packing the patties tightly and allowing the starch and cheese to bind the shredded potatoes. Although the patties may seem somewhat loose before cooking, they’ll fuse together in the hot oil, forming a formidable crust. Make sure not to disturb the patties as they crisp up in the pan, allowing them to fry until perfectly golden before flipping. Prepare these hash browns for a decadent weekend brunch, or as a perfect side to accompany meat, poultry or salad.