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Old 05-22-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hash browns?

any suggestions on how to keep hash browns from turning out bad? Mine usually either turn out mushy or they stick to the pan and burn.

Onions and red peppers are my favorite additives.

I have heard that giving the grated potatoes a saline bath will wash of the starches (making them less likely to be sticky) and also firm up the potato a bit.

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Old 05-22-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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use pam cooking spray forst, make sure your oil is hot before placing hash browns in pan...
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:43 PM   #3
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I grate mine into a bowl of cold milk, this not only keeps them from oxidizing, but also adds flavor that is better than water. Squeeze dry and dump in a hot pan with some butter
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:52 PM   #4
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You have to be sure they are really dry. Wring them out wrapped in a towel that you can twist to squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Then fry them in a hot pan with hot fat.
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Old 05-22-2006, 02:56 PM   #5
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In theory it should not matter, if you throw them in hot pan with hot oil and do not touch it until they are ready, they (the hash brown) witl not stick. However, what kind of pan are you using now?
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:19 PM   #6
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The addition of the other ingredients are also contributing, because the onions and/or peppers are giving off their liquid as well.
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:23 PM   #7
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I grate mine into a bowl of cold milk, this not only keeps them from oxidizing, but also adds flavor that is better than water. Squeeze dry and dump in a hot pan with some butter
Perfect! Every time I've grated potatoes (for pancakes etc.) everything turns red. This sounds like it might solve my problem. THANK YOU!!!
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:25 PM   #8
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Mish, when you great potato for pancakes great it with some onion. Take turns potato - onio, potato - onion. Onion will keep potato from turning dark.
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Mish, when you great potato for pancakes great it with some onion. Take turns potato - onio, potato - onion. Onion will keep potato from turning dark.
Thanks, Charlie
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