Oh how I do love hash browns. Specially the hash browns that are cooked until crispy on an old flat-top griddle. Nice and golden brown. I don’t have a big diner griddle (yet), but I do have the Cuisinart Griddler, which makes fantastic hash browns. There’s nothing fru-fru about them, just great taste and texture.
Don’t laugh, but I like to serve my hash browns with butter. Yep, butter. I know that’s not normal. Most folks like ketchup or hot sauce. I always butter potatoes, no matter if they’re roasted, tater tots, or hash browns. I do draw the line at putting butter onto French fries, though.
French toast waffles are another great breakfast item that you can make using your Griddler.
Hash Browns on the Cuisinart Griddler
- 2 medium Russet potatoes peeled, shredded
- 1 medium sweet onion shredded
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Place the potatoes and onion in a bowl full of cold water. Soak for 5 minutes, drain, and fill again. Soak again for 5 minutes and drain. Continue rinsing and draining until the water no longer turns milky from the potato started.
- Install the flat cooking plates on your Griddler and open the Griddler flat so you can cook on both plates at once.
- Set your Griddler Selector to 'Griddle' and the Griddle temperature to 425 F.
- Note that the top plate seems to not get as hot.
- Drain potatoes well then toss with the oil, salt and pepper.
- Divide the potatoes between the Griddler plates and spread out evenly.
- Do not mess with the potatoes, let them cook for about 20 minutes or until you notice they are starting to turn golden brown on the bottom.Note that the top plate seems to not get as hot so the potatoes there may take longer to cook.
- Carefully flip the potatoes and cook another 20 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown and are as crispy as you like them.
- Serve hot with more salt and pepper, ketchup, or whatever you desire.