For the hash browns, put all the ingredients in a bowl and use a spoon to mix well until combined.
Heat your cooking oil in a fry pan over medium heat and fry your mixture in batches, about 1 heaped tablespoon per hash brown. Use the back of a spoon to flatten your hash, cooking it for 3-4 minutes on one side before flipping and continuing to cook until both sides are golden brown and crispy and cooked through the middle.
Meanwhile, place all the smashed avocado ingredients in a bowl and use a fork to mash together and mix well to combine.
Serve your hash browns with a generous dollop of smashed avocado, some fried eggs if you like, and scatter with chilli flakes, fresh herbs, and a generous season of salt and pepper. Enjoy!