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creative essentials: cheesy hash brown bowls

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Everybody loves hash browns… Well, most people do. These bowls are easy to make… Fun to fill with your favorite foods. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For creative essentials: cheesy hash brown bowls

  • 1 1/2 c
    hash browns
  • 1 oz
    cheese, your choice, finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground to taste
  • cayenne pepper
  • white pepper
  • ground cumin
  • ground dill
  • ground paprika
  • garlic powder
  • whatever you please

How To Make creative essentials: cheesy hash brown bowls

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    You can fill this bowl with anything that you would normally serve with potatoes. Some suggestions are: • Use it as a crust for a quiche. • Fill it with some yummy scrambled eggs. • Sauté some chicken, and serve in the bowl with a light sauce. • Cook up some ground beef and onions, and dump them in. • Some sautéed veggies would be nice. • It is totally up to you… Have some fun with it.
  • 3
    You can use frozen or fresh hash browns for this recipe; however, whichever you choose, make sure that most of the moisture is squeezed out of them.
  • 4
    For this recipe, you will need a mini spring-form pan. You can find them on Amazon, or you could probable pick some up at Walmart, or a Dollar Store. The ones that I use are 5 inches (12.7cm) by 1.5 inches (3.8cm).
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    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
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    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 400f (205c).
  • 7
    Take some butter or oil, and grease the inside of the spring-form pan.
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    Mix the hash browns, cheese, and melted butter together in a small bowl, and then salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 9
    Chef’s Note: If you want to add other spices, now is the time to do it.
  • 10
    Place the hash browns in the spring form pan, and push them into the bottom, and up the sides.
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    Chef’s Note: When these hash browns cook, they will shrink by 20 – 30 percent. So, pack those hash browns in there.
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    Bake until it begins to crisp up, about 25 – 30 minutes.
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    Fill with your favorite food, and serve to your happy guests. I served these this morning, filled with cheesy scrambled ham and eggs. Enjoy.
  • 15
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.