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"cheater's" hash browns

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kathy Sterling
Cypress, TX

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.

(1 rating)
yield 4 to 6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For "cheater's" hash browns

  • 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

  • 1
    In a large skillet, melt butter and saute onions and garlic until onions are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2
    Add 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.
  • 3
    With 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.