A cheesy hash brown casserole might be considered as a breakfast meal but it is so much more than that. Yes, it goes well with eggs, toast, bacon, and sausage, but you can also use hash browns as a substitute for rice or baked potatoes.
You can serve a hash brown casserole for lunch or dinner alongside roasted meat. The best thing is that it only takes a couple of ingredients and very little preparation.
Learn to make them by following this hash brown breakfast casserole recipe.
Should I thaw frozen hash browns before cooking?
As with any other ingredients, it's recommended to thaw hash browns before cooking.
Cooking them frozen will cause the heat to spread unevenly and your hash browns might cook from the outside, while the inside remains frozen.
Cooking them frozen might also result in them becoming too mushy and/or watery. Thawing them beforehand will allow you to remove any excess moisture and then cook them to perfect crispiness.
How do you thaw frozen hash browns?
You can thaw hash browns by keeping them in a fridge overnight.
Alternatively, if you are pressed for time, thaw them in a microwave.
- Simply transfer potatoes into a large bowl and cover it with plastic wrap.
- Microwave it on 50% power for approximately 3 min, stirring and turning them halfway through.
- Once done, drain the excess liquid.
Can you freeze a Hash Brown Casserole?
We wouldn't recommend it. Potatoes are a food that doesn't defrost well unless they are unincorporated into other food.
A frozen Hash Brown Casserole will likely become watery and mushy when thawed.
What do you eat with a Hash Brown Casserole?
Hash brown casserole is usually considered a breakfast food, often served with eggs, bacon, sausage or ham, toast, and baked beans, among others.
However, they go well as a side dish to any protein-based main meal like chicken, steak, or ham. You can easily use hashbrowns instead of rice or baked potatoes.
However you decide to serve up this delicious hash brown recipe, make sure you have plenty of sour cream on hand. A Hash Brown Casserole without sour cream will definitely be missing a key serving ingredient!
This recipe is sure to make it to the family's coveted recipe book, so be sure to print this recipe out so that you can make sure to get those measurements right time after time!
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