I used to make this for my family often. Sometimes I would double the recipe and freeze patties for a quick meal later. They go well with eggs for breakfast and my family enjoyed them with creamed peas and potatoes for supper. I like mine with a little ketchup! They were just simple food for a hungry family.
Note: I made these with fresh potatoes for years and then discovered Simply Potatoes with a free bag. I actually prefer them, especially when freezing the patties. If using fresh, about 4 cups grated.
Pour hashbrowns out onto a cutting board and run a knife through them to cut finer. This helps the patties stick together better.
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together like you would meatloaf.
Form into patties and fry in a heavy skillet until brown and crispy on both sides ( I do this in a non stick skillet. If you use another one, you may have to add a little oil.)
Keep warm in the oven until all patties are fried. Serve as desired.
Another Note: If you use fresh potatoes and freeze these, the potatoes will turn dark. My experience has been that it does go away when they are cooked. This always happened when my family made potato bologna as well. The potatoes always turned back when cooked.
When I froze patties, I just put them in the pan frozen. Takes a few minutes longer to cook is all.