5 cupsshredded potatoes-patted very dry - or try Simply Potato Refrigerated Hash Browns
2Tolive oil - good quality
1Tblack pepper - fresh ground
1Tsea salt - fresh ground
2Tgarlic and herb seasoning blend
Heat oil in a large non-stick Dutch oven over med-high heat
Add potatoes to hot oil and evenly distribute them on the bottom of the pan.
Let cook undisturbed for 3 to 4 minutes, then scatter and redistribute evenly on the bottom of the pan. Continue this process every 3 or 4 minutes until hash browns are tender-crisp and potatoes are cooked through.
Customize your hash browns:Add your favorite cheese a minute or 2 before removing from heat.Add peppers and onionsAdd black beans and tomatoes for the last 5 minutes of cooking, combine with scrambled eggs on a tortilla for a breakfast burrito. Sprinkle with cilantro.