Prep 15 mins
Cook 14 mins
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.
- 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)
- 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.
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
I love homemade hash browns! Like the poster, I had a hard time sliding the entire thing out of the skillet and had to cut it into sections to flip it. I cooked my onion in the bacon grease (yes, I did cook my bacon ahead of time, although the recipe did not state to do that) so that they wouldn't be too crunchy for my DS. I also threw in some sliced green onions too. I did add the garlic and shredded cheddar too. These turned out beautifully and very tasty. Thanks for sharing! Made for Newest Zaar tag.
Really good! I peeled two giant potatoes after microwaving for 5 minutes then ran through the food processor. Next time I'd only cook 4 minutes, they were a little too mashed. Added bacon and garlic. Used my biggest nonstick skillet and ended up cooking longer than stated since I had a few flipping errors and wanted a crunchy crust. Will definitely make these again, the whole family loved them. Thanks for sharing the recipe!