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bonnie's crispy cast iron hash browns

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

These hash browns are better than the best restaurant hash browns we have ever tasted. Now you can make them at home, too, right in your very own oven! Seasoned just right, they are sure to please your taste buds, oh, and did I mention how crispy they are? So, whip up some ham and eggs to go with the hash browns, and stand back for the applause! Enjoy! Photos are my own, and so is this humble recipe.

(5 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For bonnie's crispy cast iron hash browns

  • approximately 6 or more cups frozen hashbrown potatoes, loose, but not thawed
  • 1
    stick of butter
  • garlic powder to taste
  • garlic salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

How To Make bonnie's crispy cast iron hash browns

  • 1
    Use frozen hashbrowns for this recipe. Make sure they are loose and still frozen. (no clumps of frozen potatoes)
  • 2
    Place the potatoes in a seasoned 10 inch cast iron skillet. They should be about one inch from the rim of the skillet (the potatoes will lower as they cook)
  • 3
    Sprinkle the garlic salt, garlic powder and black pepper to taste over the potatoes. Pour 1 stick of melted butter evenly over the top of the potatoes.
  • 4
    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, place the rack on the bottom. You will have to watch your potatoes the first time you make this recipe to allow for any differences in the temperature of your oven.
  • 5
    Bake the potatoes one hour and the top of the potatoes and edges should just begin to brown. If you check, the bottom of the potatoes are a nice golden brown. Remove the skillet from the oven and place the rack up ABOVE the center of the oven, and return the potatoes to the oven to finish browning the top.
  • 6
    Bake 10 minutes longer until they are nice and brown. Remove from oven, and cover until ready to serve. I flip the potatoes over for a nice presentation. Leftovers for the next day heat up nicely in the microwave. Here is how they look! Enjoy!