Frozen Hashed Brown Potatoes

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    4

    generous servings

Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Cook two skilletfuls of these golden, crisp-crusted potatoes for 8 or 9

Method

To Freeze

  • Boil baking-type potatoes in their jackets until just tender but still firm, 10 to 15 minutes (1 medium potato makes about 1 c. grated). Drain, cool and peel. Grate potatoes on a coarse grater.
  • Line a 10 skillet with aluminum foil, bringing foil up to cover sides. Mix tsp. salt with 4 c. grated potatoes. Pack in foil-lined skillet, pressing down firmly. Remove from skillet with foil. Seal, label and freeze. Repeat to stock your freezer.

To Cook

  • Heat ½ c. shortening over medium heat (350° in electric skillet) in same skillet in which potatoes were shaped for freezing. Remove foil and add the disk of frozen potatoes (shortening will spatter, so quickly cover the skillet). Cook 5 minutes over medium heat. Uncover and continue cooking 10 to 12 minutes, or until potatoes are browned on the bottom. Cut into 4 wedges; turn each piece separately with spatula or pancake turner. Continue cooking 5 minutes, or until attractively browned.