Sunday, February 3, 2008

Spicy Hash Browns

Today's culinary energy was funneled into a delicous Sunday brunch. It makes me think that we should make this a regular thing. Fluffly pancakes, delicious tofu scramble with mushrooms and green onions, and these crispy and subtlely spiced hash browns.

Makes 6 large hash browns
- 3 large yukon gold potatoes, peeled and grated
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- pinch of cayenne
- oil for frying

1. Mix grated potatoes and salt in a bowl. Set aside for 15 mins. Then, put in a fine mesh sieve and press to squeeze out excess water. Put back in the bowl.
2. Add spices and mix well. Heat about 1/4" of oil in a frying pan over med-hi heat.
3. Press 1/6 of the potato mixture in your hand, forming as best you can into a patty. Drop into hot oil. Lighlty press down with a spatula to flatten. You can also push any stray pieces of potato back into the patty. Fry for 3-4 mins per side, until browned and crispy.
4. Blot off excess oil and serve.

Dinner was a hearty veggie soup and these sandwiches. Simple, but tasty.


the pleasantly plump vegan said...

hash browns are the best

Anke said...

probably just a detail, but: your pancakes look perfect. as for brunch: that's all we ever do on sundays. sunday breakfasts and lunches have almost disappeared from our lives :-)

Vegetation said...

Mmmmm your hash browns look incredibly crunchy on the outside!

Katie said...

How the heck do you get your pancakes to look like that!!! I want your secrets!

Vegan Dad said...

Those are the pancakes from Vegan With a Vengeance, so I have to give props to Isa for the best pancake recipe ever. I find that if you make the batter and let it sit for 15-20 mins before cooking, they come out nice and fluffy. Make sure your baking powder is fresh, and that the skillet is not too hot

Katie said...

Thanks for the advice, I plan to make them this weekend and hope they come out like yours!

Stephanie said...

These are the BEST hashbrowns ever! packed full with flavor. definitely something delicious to wake up to.