Let me show you how to avoid subpar hash browns Peel or scrub your potatoes. Theres no need to get rid of the skins if you dont want to. Have a bowl of cold water ready. Shred your potatoes. I love using my food processor for this. A hand grater works just fine, but its so much faster with the grating blade of a food processor. Immediately put the potatoes into the bowl of water. The Best Hash Browns Recipes on Yummly Sweet And Sassy Hash Browns, Lobster Sliders With Spicy Mayo Sweet Potato Hash, Hash Brown Casserole. Try Dunkin Donuts tasty hash browns today. Delicious on their own or paired with a sandwich. If my husband were to decide what to have for his last meal, I think hash browns would definitely make the cut. I would agree. Theres just something completely. Soaking the potatoes in the water removes some of the starch and keeps the potatoes from turning an unappetizing color. Once the potatoes have soaked for a few minutes, squeeze them out and put them on a clean dish towel. Look at all that starch in the water The water will turn brown if you leave it long enough. Now that youve given your potatoes a bath, its time to towel off Squeeze the potatoes over the bowl of water. Now preheat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. You want to make sure the pan is very hot. Add a good amount of butter. Add the shredded potatoes, turn the heat down to medium high, and spread them out in an even layer. Its important to choose a large enough pan so that the potatoes can cook in a thin layer. I only used 2 potatoes for this 1. Hash Browns' title='Hash Browns' />Now you wait. It will be tempting to turn the hash browns as soon as you see some color on the bottom. Resist the urge When you think the hash browns MUST be ready to flip, wait a bit longer. You can use a metal spatula to gently lift the potatoes to see how theyre faring. When youre absolutely sure that the potatoes are crispy enough on the bottom, its time to turnDont try to be a hero and flip the whole thing at once. Do it in sections. And if some of the hash browns arent getting done as quickly, let them cook a bit longer. Notice I only flipped half of the pan at first. Season the potatoes generously with salt and freshly ground pepper. Arent they beautiful The second side will cook faster than the first, so keep an eye on it Try not to eat the entire pan by yourself. Or do. I wont judge I like my hash browns with a good squeeze of ketchup on top. My husband likes to slather on more butter. Mmhmm. In summary 1. Shred your potatoes and immediately put them into a bowl of cold water. Let soak for a few minutes. Place the potatoes on a clean dish towel, wrap them up and squeeze out any excess water. Heat a large cast iron skillet or griddle over high heat. Add a few tablespoons of butter. Once its melted, add the potatoes in a thin layer and turn the heat down to medium high. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until very crispy and brown on the bottom, then flip and cook on the other side. My husband likes to add more butter halfway through the cooking process. Yes, he is an unabashed butter addict. How do you eat your hash brownsWith ketchup Butter Gravy Erica. Hello My name is Erica and I was born and raised in northern Minnesota. Ive enjoyed being in the kitchen as far back as I can remember. I was so happy when my mom let me wash dishes for the first time when I was about 5 I just wish I was still as enthusiastic. I was so proud to be allowed to knead bread dough when I was 8. And my mom would let me concoct my own recipes for deviled eggs, no supervision. When I was about 1. I became very interested in the nutritional aspect of food. I began experimenting with adapting recipes to make them healthier. After several failures, I was able to make meals and treats that my family loved. I wanted to share my successes with the world, and so I started my very first recipe blog. Chinese Shrimp Recipes. I have been blogging about my love for food ever since Some random facts about me Im a shortie a little over 52 tall. Foods that gross me out watermelon, margarine, and mellow yellow. I broke my leg in a horse riding accident when I was 9. My favorite guilty pleasure late night snack is cold cereal with loads of cream.