Cheesy Hash Browns: Breakfast's #1 Sidekick Just Got Even Better
Who doesn't love going to their local diner for breakfast? The awesome jukebox tunes, the never-ending coffee refills, eggs your style, the choice of link or patty sausage, plus a generous heap of crispy, salty hash browns. Man, is that some good stuff! We would do this every day if it didn't also involve a half-hour wait for our favorite booth by the window.
And then... we created this recipe. The diner is still one of our great loves, but hash browns at home have a distinct advantage. And it's not just that we get to eat them in our pajamas. Check it out!
You'll Need (for 6 servings):
- 4 medium potatoes
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 4.5 oz shredded cheddar
- ⅓ cup chives
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp oregano
- salt und pepper
- Peel and grate the potatoes and add to a bath of ice water. Stir and soak for 10 minutes. This will make the potatoes extra crispy later.
- Pour out the water and squeeze out the excess. Add all the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
- Take a good handful of shredded potato mixture and form it into an oval, then place on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 390 °F.
As if these crispy creations didn't have enough flavor on their own (and trust us, they do!), feel free to serve them with a side of sour cream or your favorite dipping sauce. If you plan on adding these to your usual weekend routine, try mixing it up a bit with sweet potatoes or a more exotic selection from the cheese counter. Remember, if you just wanted ordinary hash browns, you could have gone out for breakfast!