Monday, November 11, 2013

Easy DIY Hash Browns

Brrrr! I'm definitely starting to feel winter creep up. We've had to have the heat on for the past couple of days now, so….*sigh*…..winter is just around the corner.  That means Christmas though! I can't wait to make my big Christmas breakfast. But, lets get through Thanksgiving first.

Speaking of breakfast,  the other day I was craving hash browns. I had bought some a few days before to go with our breakfast for dinner so I was surprised to open the freezer and not find any. Don't you hate when that happens? You crave something you know you have, then discover you don't have it? Well, apparently John has been craving hash browns more than me and has been eating them for breakfast since the day I bought them. He has to be at work before I even wake up so, I had no clue we were flying through hash browns. Lol.

Disappointed, I started scouring the cabinets for something else that would satisfy the craving when  John started at me blankly and said. "Uh, Vanessa. Why don't you just make them? You make everything else. And we should probably do something with that 10lb bag of potatoes you bought the other day………"

Oh yeah. Of course I could make them! Duh.

I apologize for the horrible quality photo. I just ordered a new camera so it should be here in a few days.

1 potato
3 TBS oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel and shred potato. In a strainer rinse really well. Mine started to look brown within a minute but running under water washed all the starch off and they were potato color again. Squeeze out as much water as possible. I did this by placing them on a tea town and squeezing until no more water could be squeezed out.

On a cast iron skillet (I've found it's best to use cast iron because it's less likely to stick with the least amount of oil) heat oil. Place hash browns on skillet. And press into a patty. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook on 1 side for about 3-5 minutes. Flip and cook until brown another 2-3 minutes.

See? Wasn't that simple? Now if you have some potatoes to use up or if you're having a craving for hash browns, break out those potatoes and make some.

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