own potatoes. And when you grow and store a couple hundred pounds of potatoes, you need to eat them. One of my favorite potato recipes is simple hash browns.
You will need:
1 to 1.5 pounds of potatoes
1/4 cup onion, minced
Small amount of olive oil or cooking spray (see my cooking spray note below)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp paprika or other seasoning
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Wash, peel and shred the potatoes. You can use a cheese grater or a mandolin. You can also use pre-shredded, fresh or frozen, potatoes. However, look at the ingredients on that prepackaged shredded potato sometime. Yuck! It is only an extra 10 minutes of your day to shred your own potatoes. Take the time and do it yourself.
Once shredded, squeeze the potatoes to drain off some of their liquid. You can use a fine mesh strainer and push the potatoes down against the mesh. You can also gather up the potato shreds a handful at a time in some paper towels and squeeze. I like the paper towel method. A clean tea towel also works great and you just toss it in the wash rather than toss it in the trash when you are done. Either way do it over the sink because there will be a lot of dripping. The drier the potato the better they will crisp on the outside. Wet potatoes steam while cooking giving you more of a baked potato texture which is fine but not what we are aiming for here.
I think the best method for cooking is to spread parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spray the parchment paper with a little oil. You could also use a basting brush and brush a thin layer of oil on the parchment paper. The oil helps the potatoes brown nicely.
Here is my cooking spray note. Don't buy it. It is a toxic mess. Instead get a refillable oil spray bottle like my Mr. Mister Oil Sprayer (you can buy it on Amazon). This little baby is awesome. Fill it part way with olive oil then pump the top a few times to create pressure. Take off the top and push down on the nozzle to spray the oil just like a can of Pam without the chemical mess needed to make that Pam can spray.
|After cooking for 20 minutes before being flipped|
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