Homemade hashbrowns, which method is better?

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Homemade hashbrowns, which method is better?
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Wed, 02-22-2012 - 9:29pm

So I've been google-ing a little and found 2 ways to make homemade hashbrowns. 1) Parboil the whole potato, peel, grate/shred then cook or 2) Peel, grate/shred, rinse, pat dry on paper towel, cook. Everything I've found has gone back and forth as to which way works better. I imagine that there is some difference in texture or cook times or something, but I haven't found anything to sway me to try one way over the other. Any ideas for the pregnant one craving pancakes, scrambled eggs and hashbrowns for dinner (or breakfast)?

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Registered: 05-17-2001
Wed, 02-22-2012 - 10:32pm
I've made them with leftover boiled potatoes, shredded and cooked. But I really like them baked first, then slice really thin and fried with butter, salt and pepper. Really not so healthy, but so good!! Better yet, use bacon grease...lol...it's already bad, might as well go all in!

~Misty~


 


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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 4:19pm

NEWS!!!!

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 4:24pm

OHHH, those leftover bakers are so good fried with onions and sausage!

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 5:35pm
I like that idea, cause then I would have them whenever I want them (or DH, or DS). I can't cook them with butter, being pregnant has made me lactose intolerant again. I can't even have a stick of cheese with out getting an upset tummy. So we'll see if I can get this started tonight and work on it in the morning. Do you boil them fully, or par boil them?

Yep, Quinn is going to be a big brother in Aug, I'm due on the 11th. Quinn's b-day is Sept. 15th,so they will be almost exactly 35 months apart :) We were going for 3-4 years apart and we got it, lol.
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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 8:53pm

Olive oil will work fine for you, I just like the flavor of butter.

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Fri, 02-24-2012 - 9:53pm
Yeah, I've been tempted to buy some lactase enzyme liquid and soften some butter and mix it in, but I'm scared to because I'm afraid of how much it would take to make it lactose free. I love butter on potatoes *sigh*. Hehehe, get to play with the food processor again. Hmmm, though I might want to make sure its while Quinn is at school, he is scared of electric motors for some reason.
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Sat, 02-25-2012 - 4:37pm
Do butter buds bother you?
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Sat, 02-25-2012 - 10:31pm
Just a side note, I love seasoned salt on hash browns. Something about it it better to me than just plain salt.

Ohh....great ideas Karen! I have tried to stay away from taters, but if I thin them out with sausage and onion for a hash like thing, it might be doable and the girls might even eat it. I'll have to try that with some potatoes that I need to use before they start growing.

~Misty~


 


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Registered: 05-17-2001
Sat, 02-25-2012 - 10:32pm
OH!! And a BIG congrats on the new one on the way!!!

My girls are 3 1/2 years apart, and I've found that a great spacing.

~Misty~


 


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Sun, 02-26-2012 - 9:42am
I'd never heard of them before so I had to google them. Its likely they would, anything with milk, whey, dextrose, and a few other things that are odder sounding make my tummy upset. And unfortunately, its not just gas and bloating, if its enough......I end up worshiping the porcelain god :( Not a fun time for me at all.
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