How to make your own hash browns
How to make your own hash browns…it’s so easy you’ll wish you did it sooner.
I love potatoes and have recently started making my own hash browns. It does take some time to make them but worth this. By making your own you are removing all of the nasty oils that they put in the frozen bags of hash browns at the grocery store, so much healthier for your family.
How to make your own hash browns:
You will need potatoes, I like to peel mine but you can leave the skins on if you choose. Bring a large pan of water to a boil. While your wating for the water to boil chop your potatoes into 2 inch pieces. You don’t want them to small and you DO want them ALL as close to the same size as possible. If my potatoes are small I will leave them whole.
Once your water is boiling drop in your potatoes, I give mine about 5 minutes to boil then I check them. You DO NOT want them done all the way! So using a slotted spoon pull a few out and see if a knife goes in and comes out ok, you want them firm not soft. If they are done drain them and put into a bowl, now put them in the fridge for a couple of hours. We are putting them in the fridge to cool so we can handle them and shred them.
Once they are cooled down I shred mine in my food processor but you can hand shred them on a box grater or mandolin-watch your fingers! Now line your baking sheets with parchment paper and spread your hash browns out evenly. I cover mine with foil and then put the trays in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
Once these are done I break them apart into chucks and put them into zip lock bags then just pull them out when I am ready to cook them. I season them the day that I am using them based on what I feel like eating. Sometimes I use taco seasoning, just salt one day and maybe all purpose seasoning the next.
I like to preheat my George Forman Grill and just cook them in the grill until they are crispy. The secret to making these in the George is to not lift the lid for 5 minutes otherwise they will stick to the grill. My husband has also cooked them on the stove for me and they come out great! I have used these in my Cheesy Dairy Free Hashbrown Casserole and they are perfect every time.
People are always asking what I use when I bake or cook so, here is what I used today!
Professional Box Grater, Stainless Steel -I have one of these and have used it for this often.
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