homemade frozen hashbrowns

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By Amy Alusa
from Chico, CA

Need a quick breakfast side dish? Make your own delicious frozen hash browns in just a few minutes using leftover potatoes from dinner! We don't usually have ANY left over potatoes; but there are many occasions that we could use a pkg. of hash browns out of the freezer to use anytime as a side or in a casserole.If you can find the time, or perhaps have a spouse or a kid that needs something to do....this is a great idea!

serves How many potatoes have you got?
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For homemade frozen hashbrowns

  • left over baked russet potatoes
  • left over boiled russet potatoes

How To Make homemade frozen hashbrowns

  • 1
    Let the potatoes cool and then using a food processor or grater,shred the potatoes.
  • 2
    Plunge the grated potatoes immediately in water while working. Otherwise, they'll start to turn gray/green
  • 3
    Carefully Rinse the grated potatoes well to help remove some of the starch. A colander will work fine for this step.
  • 4
    Now, Drain the grated potates thoroughly (we use a salad spinner!) or you can use paper towels or a clean (fuzz free) dish towel to gently press ALL the remaining water out of the potatoes.
  • 5
    Gently spread the grated potatoes on a cookie sheet. If you like "Formed Hash Browns" mound them up in 3/4 inch thick piles and crease them with a spatula to make it easier to break them apart for cooking. If you'd like you can sprinkle them liberally with seasonings of your choice, salt and pepper, chipotle pepper, a dash of cayenne, etc.
  • 6
    Freeze, once frozen, remove from tray, place in vacuum seal or ziplock bags and use within 2 months for best flavor.
  • 7
    You may want to write simple directions for cooking on the bag: SIMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR COOKING: 1)Thaw hashbrowns or not, depending on your preference. 2)Heat a Tablespoon of butter or olive oil in a large skillet, Add onions, spices, or whatever optional ingredients you want. 2) Add Hash Browns 3) Cook on one side until golden brown &crisp, about 6-10 minutes depending upon thickness, then flip &brown the other side.