I work at a family restaurant that is most famous for its breakfast and every time I work a morning shift I get an insane craving for either a) waffles, b) avocado bacon eggs benny or c) hashbrowns. Most of the times it's hash browns though, I'm Irish so what can you expect? It's so hard to resist ordering a side of hash browns every morning considering it works out to be around $2 with my staff discount but today I decided to go home that night and recreate them and make them 10x better. And guys, they're good (if I do say so myself). So the next Saturday night that you're craving hash browns (or whenever) give them a go! They're so quick and easy you wont believe your taste buds.
(By the way, these are all approximate measurements. Obviously feel free to add more, less, or none at all of any of these ingredients where you see fit!)
Here's what you'll need;
*Makes 1 large serving*
-Washed potatoes cut into bite-sized cubes/chunks (Any type will do, but I used petite yellow potatoes for convenience.)
-Extra virgin olive oil (Enough to coat your potatoes and then a little more... I used about 4 tbsp for about 2.5 cups of potatoes.)
-Salt - about 1/8 teaspoon
-Pepper - about 1/4 teaspoon
-Greek seasoning - 2 teaspoons (This is available at grocery stores and you can put it in everything. The brand I use is Club House but any brand will work fine!)
-Thai seasoning - 1 teaspoon (Also Club House brand.)
-Garlic puree - 1/2 teaspoon (You can get garlic puree pre-prepared but if you're using fresh garlic, try to use a micro plane or make sure that it is chopped up really small - other wise it will burn, I promise.)
-Dried rosemary - 1/2 teaspoon
-Large ziplock bag (Preferably... You can just use a bowl if you'd like but I find the bag easiest.)
Here's how to make them;
1.) Put your clean, cubed potatoes into a microwave-safe bowl and pop into the microwave for about 4 minutes or until they are soft when pierced with a fork. Try not to overcook.
2.) Meanwhile, heat your frying pan on medium-high heat. No need to add oil or non-stick spray.
3.) In your ziplock bag, combine olive oil, salt, pepper, seasonings, garlic, and rosemary. Mix it up.
4.) Let your cooked potatoes cool for about 5 minutes just so that the steam doesn't fill the ziplock with water, and put them into the ziplock bag. Seal the bag up and get all them 'taters coated! (Be gentle - we don't want mashed potatoes.)
5.) Dump your potatoes into the pre-heated frying pan. Be careful not to get sprayed with hot oil like I did. Stir frequently and cook until the outside is just golden brown.
6.) Drain the oil from your hash browns by putting them on a plate with some paper towel.
7.) Plate, serve and enjoy! (I like to drown mine in ketchup because I'm disgusting. I took the pic for this post before said drowning.)
Baking is a great and fun way to pass time! It is a science and art that requires patience. Creating a recipe is actually quite difficult, with many failures along the way!