Recipe by Scoutie
We LOVE this! It's a great recipe for hash browns that are crispy on both sides. You can peel the potatoes if you wish, I always leave the skin on. Sometimes I add some shredded sharp cheddar cheese and/or some minced garlic. A good non-stick pan works the best, I first coat the pan with cooking spray, then sometimes use the bacon grease or cooking oil instead of the butter. This is adapted from the Food Network.
Top Review by Boomette
This is a great recipe. I left the skin on the potatoes. I didn't use cheese and it was great without it but I'm sure it would be yummy also with cheese. I browned the potatoes in bacon grease. I forgot the garnish as we were ready to eat while it was still hot LOL Thanks Scoutie :) Made for 123 hit wonders
- 2 lbs russet potatoes
- 1⁄2 vidalia onion
- 5 slices thick bacon or 5 slices Canadian bacon, finely chopped
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
- 3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives (to garnish, optional) (optional) or 3 tablespoons green onions (to garnish) (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Microwave the potatoes for 4 to 5 minutes, let cool until you can handle them.
- Grate the potatoes and onion in a food processor using the grater attachment, or grate by hand.
- Cook the bacon, but not too crisp, as it will cook with the potatoes.
- In a medium bowl, add the grated potato mixture, the onions, and the bacon. Add cheese now and/or garlic now, if you are using it. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix thoroughly together.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until it just starts to foam.
- Add the potato mixture and using a spatula or wooden spoon, press the potatoes firmly into the bottom of the pan.
- Increase heat to medium-high and let the potatoes brown and crisp for 6 to 8 minutes.
- Cut the potatoes into wedges, remove from pan, add remaining butter/oil and slide wedges into pan. Some folks turn the entire "pancake" onto a plate, then slide it back in, but that never seems to work for me. LOL.
- Continue to cook over medium heat until remaining side is dark golden brown and crisp, 5 to 6 minutes longer.
- Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with chopped onions or chives if using.
- Sometimes I have sour cream or ketchup in ramekins for those who would like to add that after plating.