Introduction: The Best Hashbrowns

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Here it is, it's simple, easy, takes a little time, but not to much (about 20 min, but it's easy enough, that you can be prepping your other food while it's cooking). Instructions for the best hashbrowns I've ever had.

Have fun, try not to create a potato shortage.

Step 1: Ingredients

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garlic powder
onion powder


cutting board


Step 2: Cutting

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Too cube a potato, my method is to (first peel and rinse) then cut out any bad spots.

Cut the potato in half, and set one half to the side.

Take the potato half, cut it into slices about 1/4" or a little less.

take half of those slices, slice them the other way so they look like fries. Then chop the fries so that they become cubes. Repeat on the rest of the potatos.

(look at the photos, they'll help more than my rambling).  

Step 3: Microwave

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Stick the cubes into the microwave (on a microwavable plate)  and microwave for several minutes. Once the potatoes begin to soften a little, they're ready to cook.

Step 4: Cooking Part 1

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Put the potatoes in the buttered pan, sprinkle on the desired amount of each seasoning, and pour in about 1/4 cup of water. The water helps unstick the potatoes (they get all sticky when microwaved), and it helps spread around the seasoning evenly. When the water has cooked away, move to cooking part 2.

Step 5: Cooking Part 2

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when the water has cooked away, pour on some oil and brown the hashbrowns. Make sure that you get them nice and crispy browned, they're better that way.

Step 6: Serving

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These go with any breakfast meal. Eggs and pancakes, french toast and sausage, whatever, it goes with anything. And don't even think about applying ketchup, that's just heresy.

Make some, let me know what think, and what you might change, if anyone lets me know of any different seasoning combinations that they liked, I'll start another step with those seasoning combinations (attributed to the commenter of course)


mrhinehart1 made it! (author)2016-02-25

thank you for the instruct. it helped me make my first successful homemade hash browns.

Blechmen (author)2013-07-12

this is a very good Instructable and I plan on making it with some eggs tomorrow morning, but I would appreciate if you could make your note boxes on your photos bigger for people on mobile

batrobert (author)2013-01-24

Make perfect family hash browns each with every moment with my foolproof recipe that your relatives will love all time you serve it! the best quotes attach also I have ever attended. best quotes

Hillhouz (author)2012-07-01

the microwave and water is the trick here - just made them for sunday breakfast, added fresh onion and peppers and paprika .. delish!

triumphman (author)2012-02-10

My mouth is watering! Thanks, I am going to make some right now!

maball54 (author)2011-06-30

Came out great, Thanks!

P.s. I like it with bacon salt

rhoaste (author)2011-06-30

Next project... DIY percutaneous coronary intervention procedure.

l8nite (author)2011-06-20

I've been making hashbrowns and homefries for years, I think I've even posted a couple "ibles" on them, but, I have to say this is a great procedure! I've never been able to get a good crisp using a nonstick pan, however, your method seems to do so easily!
I'm not going to retire my castiron skillet anytime soon, but I will definately give this a try ! and your correct... the french toast and hasbrowns ARE making me hungry !

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