Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
I find this recipe simple and the aroma mmmmm. The secret making hash browns is to partially cook the potatoes first so they do not discolor when you cook them. The cheese in this recipe helps them hang together so you get a golden cake of hash browns not just broken up bits. Boil your potatoes ahead of time and it will only take 10-15 minutes to finish them at breakfast
- 1 lb russet potato
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese (mild, medium or aged your choice)
- 2 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled,optional
- 2 green onions
- Boil the potatoes until just barely tender, set aside to cool so you can handle them.
- Grate the potatoes.
- Spray a non stick skillet with veggie oil and place half the potatoes in it, sprinkle with salt& pepper.
- Top with cheddar, green onions& bacon.
- Add remaining potatoes, pat down.
- Turn heat to high and cook about 5 minutes, shaking pan to keep the potato cake loose.
- Using a spatula lift edges carefully to see when the bottom is golden brown.
- Place a plate over the skillet and invert the pan getting the potato cake out in one piece, brown side up on the plate.
- Spray the skillet with oil again and slide the potato cake back into the pan uncooked side down.
- Cook about another 5 minutes.
- Slide back onto a plate and cut into wedges.
These are delicious! I used store-bought fresh hashbrowns (shredded) to save time, and added the bacon for flavor. I do have to caution folks about one thing... the flipping part... easier said than done, LOL. Part of mine ended up on the kitchen floor. I would suggest cutting the hashbrown "cake" into pieces in the pan, then flipping with a wide spatula. The end result is just as tasty, if not as pretty, and your floor stays cleaner! :o) Good recipe, Bergy, I will definately be making these again!
This was very tasty and easy to prepare! Next time I'll use more cheese :-)
Really, really good! I used finely diced red onion in place of green. Make sure you use a non-stick pan - or they'll stick (oops!). Wonderful taste, texture. Definitely will be making these again.