HASH BROWN TIPS!
If you try to grate hash browns and put them into a pan with hot oil, they will usually gum up into a gooey mess. Here are some great tips!
1. Peel potatoes. Shred with a box grater or food processor with grater attachment.
2. Immediately place shredded potatoes in a colander and pour cold water over potatoes, stirring well to get all the starch out. You can also soak potatoes in water and strain in colander. It’s IMPORTANT to rinse long enough to remove all starch.
3. Place potatoes in a clean kitchen towel or in several layers of paper towels and squeeze all the water out. It’s IMPORTANT to get potatoes as dry as possible.
4. Heat vegetable oil (about 3 tablespoons) in a skillet. When hot, sprinkle hash browns in skillet and do not mix or touch potatoes for a few minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Lift the sides to see if they are browning. When brown, flip and cook on the other side until browned and crisp.