Now that you have purchased your electric griddle, it’s time to try out some new and exciting recipes! These hash browns are wonderful, full of flavor, crispy and so easy to make on your griddle.
There are a couple of things to pay attention to when making hash browns. Make sure that the potatoes that you use are dried properly, potatoes contain a lot of water. Also, make sure your grill is hot before you put the oil on. If the grill isn’t hot enough you may end up with pale, limp hash browns.
- 1½ lbs. Russet Potatoes, peeled, washed and dried
- 1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, minced
- 1 tbsp. Fresh Chives, minced
- ¼ tsp. Salt
- 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper Powder
- 1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- Grate potatoes; squeeze between paper towels to remove moisture.
- Preheat griddle at 300º.
- Toss grated potatoes, parsley, chives, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Drizzle oil on griddle.
- Make patties of the potato mixture.
- Cook each side for 5 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve hot.
If you purchased an electric griddle with an extra large surface you can make pancakes or sausages on the other half of the griddle. Use oil instead of butter when you are putting the hash browns on the griddle. Oil has a higher smoke point and won’t burn. Butter may taste a bit better but you could end up with a smoky mess.
You can get creative with this recipe. If you have some bacon, fry it up and add it to the potato mix. Same thing with onions. Both additions make for a nice compliment to the potato taste and both give a tang to the hash browns.
Many people will add some cheese, usually cheddar, to the potatoes. It usually works out best if you add the cheese after you have flipped the hash browns, you want the cheese to melt a little but you don’t want it to run off of the patty.