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Old 12-17-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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How do you do hash browns....

When I make them I just shred up potatoes and a little onion, mix, and set in hot oil, breaking apart after brown enough to flip.
I'm using russets, not rinsing first. They taste GREAT, not a single complaint... but they look kinda gray inside and sorta gelatinous....

ok fine I'm all about looks.

How do you get them perfect like a restaurant? Should I be shredding them into water first to get rid of a little starch?

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Old 12-17-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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I never shred mine.. just dice them up and then fry with onions and garlic.
At the very end I add butter to get them nice and brown and crispy.


I think these are really fried potatoes though...and that's not really what you're asking about so..once again please ignore me. : )
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Toss the shredded potato with a little lemon juice. It will keep them from changing colour.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:56 PM   #4
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I never shred mine.. just dice them up and then fry with onions and garlic.
At the very end I add butter to get them nice and brown and crispy.


I think these are really fried potatoes though...and that's not really what you're asking about so..once again please ignore me. : )
I like them better that way myself.... but HE likes them shredded.

I want to make super ones for Christmas breakfast.

So, just this once, and never again, I'll ignore you.
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #5
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I like them better that way myself.... but HE likes them shredded.

I want to make super ones for Christmas breakfast.

So, just this once, and never again, I'll ignore you.
lol! OK!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:58 PM   #6
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i actually boil my potatoes whole for a bit until slightly tender. then I shreddthem.

sautee some onions, and peppers in some butter. then melt some more butter put in the potato shreds and toss. then i leave to brown. break it up. more butter and toss and cook until brown.

no one ever said it had to be healthy. I ususally make a fried egg and put it on top and break the yoke and add a bit of hot sauce and rocking good morning.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:00 PM   #7
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I've never mastered the art of making good ones. I've been buying the frozen pattie ones. Please don't shoot me. I will be watching all your suggestions.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:00 PM   #8
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LOL GRK.....
the unhealthier the better for my DEAR man!
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:07 PM   #9
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another tip I use to do is of course use plenty of fat to fry them in (I use part butter and part olive oil) I also place a heavy plate on top of them to weigh them down into the pan and LEAVE THEM ALONE for a good 5 minutes to create a nice crust....then flip and do the same to the other side adding a little more fat if needed. This will also give you a pretty presentation because it gives you a nice perfect circle....of course you can always break them up if you want.
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Old 12-17-2008, 06:10 PM   #10
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I also sometimes add strips of red and green bell peppers mixed in for nice splashes of color throughout.
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