Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Awful Photo : Delicious Food!

Welcome to the worst pictures in blogging.
Put together the recipe in the dark of night?  Get gross lighting photos.
Make something monotone and not very colorful?  Get really boring blah photos.
BUT make this recipe?  And enjoy crispy crunchy cheesy hash brown potatoes that will knock your socks off.
Andy was going to make these for our company but after we realized how much dairy was involved… he opted for something more simple - our friends don't do very much dairy.
My family coming for brunch - bring on the dairy.   I made these ahead of time and used my trust timed oven.  I did have to crank the heat at the end to ensure some crispiness since the other items in the oven required some comprise on temperature.
These I will most certainly do again.  SO much easier than trying to make them in the fry pan in tiny batches getting spattered with oil.  Next time maybe some onion… oh… yes… onion!

Zesty Baked Hash Brown Recipe
30-ounce bag frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
1 stick butter, melted (1/2 cup)
2 large eggs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1.Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a large rimmed half sheet baking pan with parchment paper.
2.Pour the thawed shredded hash brown potatoes in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl then pour over the potatoes. Add the shredded cheese, salt, cumin, thyme and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Then pour the melted butter over the top and toss to coat again.
3.Spread the potato mixture evenly over the baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes. Cut and serve warm.

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