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Cast Iron Skillet Hash Browns

Updated: Aug 15, 2022

This recipe is quick to prepare but takes a little more time in the stove/oven. I love that with just a few ingredients you get a super tasty side dish. You can customize this recipe by adding different ingredients such as shredded veggies like carrots or zucchini, or even cheese. If you prefer you can substitute the potatoes for sweet potatoes or even mix the two, you will get a nice color with a great flavor. These potatoes can be served with eggs for breakfast, or as a side dish for lunch or dinner. When you make this recipe, let me know how it turns out or if you made any modifications.






Servings: 3 to 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: about 25 minutes

Ingredients:

4 to 5 medium potatoes

Oil

Garlic powder

Dried chives or a ¼ of a shredded onion, or both works great too

Salt and pepper


Optional:

Grated cheese

Chopped onion

Chopped leeks

Herbs


Toppings:

Sour cream

Applesauce

Horseradish

Garlic dipping sauce


Directions:

  1. Wash, peel and grate the potatoes

  2. Over low heat, preheat an iron skillet with a little oil. I used avocado oil

  3. In a bowl mix well: the grated potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried onion or onion and a drizzle of oil

  4. Add the potato mixture to the skillet and spread evenly

  5. Squeeze the potatoes a little to the bottom of the pan

  6. Cook over medium low heat for about 10 minutes

  7. Preheat the oven to 375 F

  8. Place the skillet in the oven for about 15/20 minutes to finish cooking the potatoes

  9. When the edges are golden brown, with a wooden or silicone spatula check that the bottom of the hash brown is golden brown, and decide whether to leave it a little longer in the oven or serve it

  10. When ready, with the spatula, remove the potatoes from the sides, move them a little and turn over the hash brown on a plate.

  11. If you are going to serve it the next day, heat it in the oven at 400 degrees until it is a little crispy

  12. When serving, add fresh chives and sour cream to go with it


Tips:

When peeling the potatoes don't forget to place them in a bowl with water while you peel the rest of the potatoes so they won’t oxidize.

It is preferable to cook the potatoes over medium low heat and let them take a while. If the temperature is too high they can burn on the bottom and be raw on the inside.





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