Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dehydrated Hash Browns

10/17/12 dehydrating hash browns 4

Crispy and Golden Hash Browns

Here’s how to make delicious hash browns.  When you are dehydrating your next batch of potatoes, be sure to shred some.  Remember to blanch them before dehydrating.  See my post on Dehydrating Potatoes & Blanching

Ready to Store 

  • Once your potatoes are dehydrated, measure them out in ½ cup portions. 
  • If you like, add dehydrated onions, bell peppers, whatever strikes your fancy.
  • Bag and seal them.
Rehydrate 10 Minutes 

These have dark specks in them. I tried my first batch with bell peppers and onion.  Decided I didn’t care for the bell peppers. They tended to turn the potatoes a darkish color. 

Drain and Brown 

My first batch, I simmered them in the rehydrating water, but found it wasn’t necessary.  Simply drain them, add a little oil, and brown them. 

Here is the Recipe Card I put in each bag: 

Hash Browns
Use Before: _______________ (10 years)
Yield: 1 cup cooked hash browns
1/2 cup Dehydrated shredded potatoes
1 tbsp dehydrated onion
Add Fresh Ingredients:
Tablespoon of oil for browning
1 cup water
Salt & pepper to taste
Rehydrate dry ingredients in 1 cup water for 10 minutes
Drain water out
Place in small heavy pan
Add oil and cook on low until brown








  1. I'm all over this recipe. i am a potatoholic! lol

  2. Have you tried dehydrating frozen hash browns? I LOVE doing them. It is even better if you can get them on a great sale. But I also agree they are delicious, and easy to rehydrate and cook.

    1. The one thing to be concerned about with commercially prepared foods is the ingredients. Read the INGREDIENTS lable. if there is no oil in them, then there is no problem in dehydrating. But some mfg add chemicals or oil for flavor. Oil will go rancid over time if you dehydrate anything that has oil in it.