Monday, January 28, 2013

Hash Brown Potatoes

It has been unusually cold here. Yes, I know I live in Maine. Yes, I know it is cold here but not this cold. Well, we try to keep the house pretty warm. It helps to bake a lot in the winter too! I can't always tell if my children are warm enough since my oldest will wear shorts no matter the temperature outside. I just want to make sure the younger children are warm enough. This weekend when we were listening to the music countdown my son decided he should substitute his own words for the songs. He did pretty well but I had a feeling maybe the house was a little too warm for he was singing, "I'm so toasty" and "Cozy, I'm cozy warm". I really liked the dancing too. Another way to stay warm is to make these hash brown potatoes. My family really liked them but next time I'm going to use left over potatoes to save time so we will be eating breakfast and not a late brunch. Stay warm!
Hash Brown Potatoes
6 potatoes, peeled and washed
1 onion
1 tsp paprika 
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
vegetable oil for the skillet
  1. In a medium pot, add the potatoes and fill with water until the potatoes are cover. 
  2. Cover and boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  3. Shred the potatoes and then rinse well under water.
  4. Drain and pat the potatoes dry.
  5. Shred the onion and pat dry. 
  6. In a medium bowl, mix the potatoes, onion, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  7. In a large skillet, heat over medium heat.
  8. Add about 1 tsp of oil and allow to heat for a minute.
  9. Scoop about one spoon full of potato mixture and pack into a tight disk.
  10. Add the potato disk carefully into the heated oil.  (I cooked about 3 disks at a time before repeating.)
  11. Cook the potato hash brown for about 2 minutes per a side or until golden brown.
  12. Flip the hash brown and cook the other side until golden brown.
  13. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate for about a minute.
  14. Serve warm. 
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker cookbook.
One year ago...................I made Mushroom Burgers.
Did you already know.....
-Hash Brown Potatoes are a variation of Swedish Roesti.
-Hash Browns are a great way to use left over cooked potatoes.
-Hash Browns are a popular breakfast food found in diners.

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