These hashbrowns are incredibly simple with just 2 ingredients and some optional spices.
|Pictured: Hashbrowns with Kale & Avocado Massaged Salad|
For years I've tried a lot of different strategies for perfect hashbrowns - and I've repeatedly been disappointed.
These hashbrowns are super easy (what's better than that? - no shredding, no grating, no rinsing and wringing out potato shreds). I also love that I can just throw these into the oven and forget about them - no tending or flipping or turning...they are a multi-tasker's dream!
And, the golden standard for our home - these are ALWAYS instantly devoured at our house, even by our kids who refuse to eat our plant based offerings.
1 Package frozen shredded potatoes or hashbrowns* see note
6-13 oz canned coconut milk** see note
Sea salt to taste
Chopped jalapeno peppers - to taste
Chopped onions or onion powder to taste
Chopped garlic or garlic powder to taste
Black pepper to taste
Pour frozen hashbrowns into a large baking pan lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Depending on package size of potatoes, add enough coconut milk to very lightly/barely coat potatoes (see alternate option below).
Season to taste with optional ingredients and lightly toss.
Bake at 375* uncovered for approximately 35-40 minutes, until lightly browned on top. If desired, cook longer until bottom begins to crisp as well. Use oven's covection bake option if available.
Alternate option - refrigerate coconut milk prior to use. Skim off coconut cream which rises to the top. Lightly melt cream in the microwave for 20 seconds +/- then and pour over potatoes and proceed as above.
*When choosing the hashbrowns, make sure to find ones that are just potatoes without any mystery ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. I figure if I can't pronounce it, then it probably shouldn't be in my food.
**I recommend Trader Joe's Organic coconut milk. It contains two ingredients - coconut and water - no thickeners or mystery chemicals. And yes, I'm probably the lady who cleaned out all of the coconut milk from Trader Joe's just before you got there - so sorry...we stock up every 3-4 months :)