Kitchen Experiments: Waffle Iron Hash Browns

Best hashbrowns recipeRecently I saw a fun idea on Pinterest involving hash browns and waffle irons. I'm a MAJOR hash brown fan. It's probably one of my favorite foods in the whole world. If I go out for breakfast and hash browns aren't on the menu, I feel a little let down. I guess it's the country girl in me. (Actually, I don't really know if hash browns are considered "country food" by most people. What do you think?)Making hashbrowns in a waffle ironBecause of my deep love for hash browns, I was excited to give this a try. I saw quite a few different people sharing their tips and tricks, and I wanted to see what worked best for me. Here are my results:Technique for making awesome hashbrownsI used this waffle iron. I set it on 5, which is one of the hottest settings. I used store-bought hash browns (fresh, not frozen). First I put the uncooked hash browns in a mixing bowl and added a few tablespoons of oil. Just enough that every piece got coated but wasn't dripping with excess oil. I then seasoned them with a little salt and pepper. Then I cooked them in the hot waffle iron for twice as long as I would waffles (mine has a timer that goes off, so I just doubled that time). You can check them as they cook, so they can get as crispy as you prefer. We found that a thicker layer of hash browns (than what is pictured above) worked best, but don't overdo it or else the inside can get too mushy.How to make great hashbrowns at homeI'm really glad I stumbled across this idea and tried it out. I love how easy it is and how it can free you up to focus on cooking your eggs instead of watching to pans. If you like hash browns, give this a try and let us know what you think. xo. Emma

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