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
Servings 4 servings
- 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.
I used to grill (or bake) my frozen hash brown patties. But now I make hash brown patties on the Char-Broil Big Easy, I can make them even easier than before. Just toss a few little cakes-of-potato-goodness into the cooker and in no time you have crispy golden brown hash browns. Anita likes hers plain so she can top them with ketchup. Me, I like a little cheddar and chopped chives.Bacon. Sour cream. Butter. Green onions. BBQ sauce. Roasted red bell peppers. You name it, anything goes great on hash brown patties cooked hot and quick on the Char-Broil Big Easy.
You can also cook potato skins and French fries on the Big Easy.
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Hash Brown Patties on the Char-Broil Big Easy
- Frozen hash brown patties
- Your favorite toppings ketchup, shredded cheddar, chopped chives, chopped cooked bacon, etc
Fire up your Big Easy.
Place the frozen hash brown patties into the Big Easy basket. Use a bunk bed basket
to cook even more patties on the Big Easy at once.
Lower the basket into the Big Easy and cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy. Note that some patties may get done sooner than others, so start checking them after 20 minutes.
Enjoy with your favorite toppings.
Hash browns are my favorite when it comes to precooked potatoes. Give me crunchy potatoes and I’m a happy guy. Don’t nag at me because they weren’t made from scratch. This is an indulgence that I don’t readily admit to.
A friend of mine recently told me about grilled hash brown patties. The idea was so simple and brilliant that I had to smack myself and say “doh”!
You can find the patties in your grocer’s freezer section, right by the other frozen potatoes. The great thing about them is you can top them with whatever you like, from just ketchup, to my favorites, cheddar and green onion and bacon and cheddar. And they only take minutes to make, perfect as sides for the next time you fire up your grill. I tossed them onto my Weber Q 1200 and in minutes these grilled hash brown patties were done.
Grilled Hash Brown Patties
- Frozen hash brown patties
- Your favorite toppings
Fire up your grill for indirect cooking.
Place patties on grill and grill about 5 minutes. Rotate slightly and grill another 5 minutes.
Flip and continue grilling 5-10 minutes or until golden brown and heated thru.
Serve with your favorite toppings.
This smoked sausage casserole is one of my favorite comfort dishes. It has some of my favorite things in it – smoked sausage, hash browns, and peppers. And cheese. How could it not be good?
You can omit the jalapenos if you want. Or add more. Also try my smoked sausage Alfredo.
Smoked Sausage Casserole
Substitute Creole seasoning for the salt and pepper for an extra flavor kick!
- 1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1/2" pieces
- 1 pound pre-made hash browns defrosted
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup white onion chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
- 1 jalapeño seeded, minced
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika more or less
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausage. Cook until lightly browned. Drain.
Spray a 9" x 9" casserole with non-stick spray.
Add the potatoes and sausage. Mix.
Add the butter to the skillet and melt.
Add vegetables and saute for 3 minutes.
Add the flour, milk and salt and pepper and cook another 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in the cheese.
Pour vegetable mixture over potatoes and sausage and stir.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bubbly and browned, and the potatoes are cooked through.