A Weekend Breakfast Treat: Homemade Hashbrowns
Though potatoes aren't regarded as "healthy" by most experts, they are my vice. I love them in every form, fried, mashed, baked, scalloped (I could go on like Bubba goes on with the number of ways to prepare shrimp in Forrest Gump). Whenever I go out to eat, I always try and order things I don't often make at home so when I go out for breakfast, I always get hash browns.
One morning, I decided I wanted to make hash browns myself because I heard they are easy to make and I was pleasantly surprised. Here's what you do:
You take as many russet potatoes as you want (or sweet potatoes, if you're feeling fancy) and grate them. Once the potatoes are grated, you soak them in water for a few minutes and then squeeze them out with a cloth to get all the starch out. This is KEY for having crispy potatoes at the end.
I then put some oil in my cast iron skillet and heat it over medium heat until the oil starts to smoke. Add the potatoes and leave them in there for a good amount of time to make them crispy on the one side. Take this time to season them with salt and pepper. Once you think it's time to flip them, wait a couple more minutes and then flip them to the other side. Let them cook a while until you think they are done. That's the best part about cooking hashbrowns, and cooking in general. You don't have to be exact (like baking) you can use your judgment and take your preferences into consideration). Top the potatoes with a fried egg and some hot sauce for a yummy weekend breakfast. Break the yoke and let it soak into the potatoes. Enjoy!