Stop buying frozen hash browns! They take forever to cook and are the silliest invention ever. If you have potatoes and a cheese grater you can make your own home made hash browns that taste like the delicious ones you get from a diner.
What you’ll need:
– Large cheese grater
– Canola oil (or any type of light oil)
– Salt and pepper
Grate your potato onto a couple paper towels. You will use these to squeeze all of the water out of the potatoes. That is the KEY to great hash browns.
Ball up your grated hash browns into the two paper towels and squeeze over the sink. You will be amazed at how much water comes out of those little tators. Then lay the squeezed hash browns onto a couple paper towels, depending on how much you are making and pat dry to get any excess water. The dryer the potatoes, the better they fry. Add salt and pepper now.
Coat a frying pan in oil and lay your hash browns on the pan. Use your hand to evenly distribute the potatoes (the thinner the hash browns, the faster they will cook, and the crispier they will get). Cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip! (as carefully as possible) This is the tricky part.
After you flip, hopefully your hash browns will start to look like this. YUM!
To make sure the inside of the hash browns are cooked, I put my pan in the oven for a little bit. Make sure you use an oven safe pan. As you can see, I had to transfer my potatoes to a different skillet, since my big frying pan can’t go in the oven. Leave them in the oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on how much you are making. Take them out, lightly salt, and serve!