Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole)


Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole)
This hash-brown recipe is an American version of the classic grated potato cake (like roesti), baked in a pan. In the USA hash browns are often served for breakfast.
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Last modified on: May 24th 2012

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1 hour 4 min.42 min.1 hour 46 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 20 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #1
Peel and wash 800 g potatoes.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #2
Grate the potatoes fairly coarsely, by hand or machine, then place in a large bowl of cold water. The water will turn cloudy as the potatoes release their starch.

Stir the whole lot well and change the water (or leave the tap running) until all the starch has been removed.

We remove the starch to prevent the potatoes sticking during cooking.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #3
Drain the potatoes thoroughly and leave on a tea-towel to wait.

If you want to do this more efficiently, use a salad spinner.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #4

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #5
Grate 200 g cheese (Cheddar for the authentic version).

Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #6
Choose a large non-stick pan that can be used in the oven. Melt 30 g butter on medium heat.

When hot, add the chopped onion, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes while stirring, without colouring.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #7
Tip in the grated potoatoes and stir well.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #8
Add the grated cheese, then pour in 125 ml milk, 125 ml liquid cream and 1 chicken stock cube.

Stage 9 - 7 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #9
Add a little more salt, plenty of pepper and mix well.

Bring to the boil.

Stage 10 - 1 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #10
As soon as it boils, transfer the pan to the oven...

Stage 11 - 40 min.
Pan-baked hash brown (Hash-brown casserole) : Photo of step #11
... and bake for 40 minutes.

The hash brown will bake into a sort of large cake. Check for the colour of the top and - most important - the underneath, which should be golden brown.
Remarks
You can serve this American style, with fried eggs and bacon for example, or in a more classic French style with a good green salad and vinaigrette dressing. Why not try both together?

The typical cheese to use is Cheddar, but any fairly hard cheese you like will do.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge in a sealed container. Reheat, preferably in the oven.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,082 Kcal or 8,717 Kj71 gr180 gr120 gr
104 %27 %17 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
155 Kcal or 649 Kj5 gr13 gr9 gr
8 %2 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
520 Kcal or 2,177 Kj18 gr45 gr30 gr
26 %7 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.22 €
  • Per person : 0.81 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
PotatoesPotatoes: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Morteau sausage, Taos hotpot, Maroilles cheese quiche, Chicken breasts with tarragon, Smooth mixed vegetable soup, ... All
CheeseCheese: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: The strange gratin, Hamburgers, Croque-monsieur complet, Pan-fried cheese, egg and spinach toastie, Poitevin twist, ... All
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lemon Confectioner's Custard, Dublin fruit scones, Jam doughnuts, Pesto crackers, Kugelhof for Nanou, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Green beans "Napoléon", Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Fresh mint ice-cream, Plum and almond panna cotta, Hearty potato and ham gratin, ... All
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