Posted: Oct 18, 2005 8:39 am
i'm hungry too and was gonna go get a bowl of cereal.
baked hash browns? you don't fry? if you boil or bake potatoes the night before (or if they are part of your dinner), the next day, when they are cold, they cut up better - you can use a box grater to grate them and then spread the shreds on a non-stick baking pan in the oven and get a sort of potato gallette
or you could slice them, or chop them and do it home-fries style, like in diners, with onions and perhaps green peppers, diced. they work better on the grill or skillet too.
using a pre-cooked potato will yield a crispy outside and tender inside.
if you grate raw potatoes, the moisture in them will have to be squeezed out and the potatoes will discolor as you grate them. you'd HAVE to fry them in a super hot pan, too.
always use cast iron skillets if you can. better heat distribution.
of course, you can always buy tater tots - they're good baked or fried.
my food this week? my lunch buddy returns from the tundra so i bet we'll go have some great mexican tomorrow! i'm still in TN, so i plan on sneaking in the guilty pleasure of cracker barrel before i head up north...