Hash Brown is a classic staple to a midmorning meal or as a late-night snack. Freezing potatoes to use later is easy and can save you lots of time on busy mornings.! If you have a package of frozen hash browns in the freezer, the best way to prepare them is in a deep fryer. Today lets me learn how to cook frozen hash browns. It’s pretty simple to do
- 3 Tbsp olive oil, canola oil, or rice bran oil
- 3 russet potatoes
- Salt and pepper
2.Instructions – How to make and cook frozen hash browns
2.1.How to make frozen hash browns
Shred potatoes into a large bowl filled with cold water. Stir until water is cloudy, drain, and cover potatoes again with fresh cold water. Stir again to dissolve excess starch. Drain potatoes well, pat dry with paper towels and squeeze out any excess moisture. Place in the freezer until completely frozen. Later pack into Ziploc bags and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
2.2.How to cook frozen hash browns
Preheat the frying oil to 350 degrees. If your deep fryer does not have an automatic temperature gauge, you will need to use a frying thermometer to ensure that the oil is hot enough.
Place the frozen hash browns into the frying basket, but do not fill the basket more than half full.
Lower the hash browns into the hot oil and cook for 4 1/2 minutes or until golden brown.
Lift the basket to remove the hash browns from the oil, and transfer them to a draining rack or paper towels to drain the excess oil and season with salt, black pepper. Serve hot.
The trick to great, crispy, shredded hash browns is to squeeze as much of the moisture out of them as you can before putting hash browns into the fridge. Then you need to make sure you are using enough oil, the pan is hot but not so hot as to burn the potatoes, and you spread the shredded potatoes out in an even, thin layer, the thinner the better.