"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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4 to 6
5 Min
25 Min


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)


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.

About "Cheater's" Hash Browns

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