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Old 08-27-2002, 12:41 PM   #1
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Non-starchy Hash Browns

Hash Browns

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I finally got an answer from a restaurant, I wanted to know how to make hash browns like a cafe, mine always shrivel up to nothing when I grated raw potatoes, someone said use baked potatoes (hubby didn't like them, were too dry), then I grated them & parboiled them a couple minutes & rinsed them (hubby said they were still too dry), now my SIL used to work at a cafe & said they grate them & rinse them really good in cold water (something about the starch) and let them drain really really good for 2-3 hours on towels.

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Old 08-28-2002, 07:19 PM   #2
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wow..sorry I don't have an answer but I never knew potatoes could be such a problem! I"ll be interested to see a solution to your problem, too! :)
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Old 11-08-2002, 11:07 PM   #3
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Hello Mai

I've never made Hash Browns, but when I make straw potato fries I always put the freshly prepared straws in a bowl of cold water for an hour, rinse, and change the water and leave for another hour, then drain and dry really thoroughly with kitchen towel before frying.

Would you send me a recipe for Hash Browns?

Many thanks

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Old 11-09-2002, 06:29 PM   #4
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mai - I guess I was doing it right and not even knowing it! LOL

Dianne, when I do just plain hash browns I grate the potatoes, put in water in refrigerator (just do what you do with your straw fries).

Squeeze out water really, really good on some lint-free towels. Salt and pepper really well. You can either add grated onion or not, it doesn't matter.

Heat some oil in a skillet. When hot put in potatoes like a big pancake. Once browned on one side just flip over and cook on other side. You can also do smaller ones too.

BUT, my favorite way to do potatoes for breakfast is to just cube a potatoe, put in cold water, (you know). Dice a large yellow onion and carmelize in butter in skillet. Once almost carmelized remove and add potato cubes. Finish cooking onion with potatoes. I like to get them nice and brown. Oh, and salt and pepper of course. But if you can find Nature's Seasoning (green cap I think) it is the best on hash browns.

Edited to say that sometimes I just cube the potatoes and onion and put in a microwave-safe container, add some pepper and Nature's Seasoning, cover with plastic wrap and start out for 10 minutes. Finish cooking until tender.

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Old 11-11-2002, 02:04 PM   #5
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Non-starchy Hash Browns

Thank you so much for the recipe - I adore potatoes, but one does get bored with doing them the same old way!! You have given me something new to try, and I think my husband will like them very much

Thank you again

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