"Cheater's" Hash Browns

Kathy Sterling


When my children were younger and I had a full time demanding career, I always looked for short cuts when cooking.

I was searching for a side dish for a meal and used crinkle cut frozen potatoes to make these hash browns. I am them often and we love them. Quick, simple and it looks like you spent a lot of time preparing these.

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5 Min
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1 c
unsalted butter
3/4 c
chopped white onlons
2 tsp
minced garlic
1 tsp
1 tsp
black pepper
16 oz
frozen crinkle cut potatoes (you can use any frozen potato)
1 c
water (you may need more or less)

How to Make "Cheater's" Hash Browns


  • 1In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions and garlic until onions are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2Add frozen potatoes and let simmer in butter until all butter is absorbed. Stir in 1/2 cup of water and simmer until potatoes are defrosted and soft.
  • 3With the back of a large spoon chop and press potatoes in pan to make it lumpy but mashed some. Add more water as needed to make potatoes moist and workable.

    I typically use 1 to 1 1/2 cups of water.

    Cook on medium heat, stirring the entire time until potatoes brown lightly.

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About "Cheater's" Hash Browns

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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