Stuffed Hash Browns
- 3 lbs (1362 g) frozen shredded hash browns country style
- ¾ cup (85 g) tapioca flour corn starch works too
- 1 tbsp (14 g) seasoned salt or regular salt
- 1 medium (150 g) green pepper
- 1 medium (150 g) red pepper
- ½ medium (100 g) sweet onion
- ½ lb (227 g) diced ham
- ¾ cup (84 g) shredded cheese
- (10 g) oil spray
For the Hash Browns
- Place all of your frozen hash browns into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 5-6 minutes or until they have thawed and are easier to work with and mold. You can use regular potatoes and shred them on your own if you wish. If you do this you will need to squeeze out as much water from them as possible using a clean towel.
- Wash and cut your peppers and onion into a small dice. Dry the ham with a paper towel to get as much moisture off of it as possible.
- Once the hash browns have thawed, stir in the tapioca flour (or corn starch), seasoned salt, peppers, onions, ham, and cheese.
- Spray a small ramekin or dish with a bit of oil and pack the potatoes into shape. You will want to pack them densely. I used about 60g (¼ cup) worth for each hash brown. Hit the ramekin upside down against the counter top or your hand lightly to release the hash brown. If you find that they aren't staying together you can add more starch. Some brands of hash browns are less starchy than others.
- You can cook these in advanced or freeze them as they are now. If you are going to freeze (this is what I do) place them on a sheet pan and flash freeze them to solidify. Once they have frozen solid, transfer to a ziplock bag and store in the freezer.
- If you choose to cook them in advance, preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Place the hash browns in the air fryer in a single layer, cooking in batches if necessary. Spray the tops with a bit of oil to help with browning. Cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping half way and spraying the underside with a bit of oil.
- You can probably use an oven to cook these but they likely won't get as crispy and will take longer to cook. I have not attempted it, FYI.
- Once the hash browns have frozen solid if not precooking or have cooled if you did precook, add them to a ziplock bag, remove the air and freeze. To reheat, use the air fryer if you want to keep them crispy.
- Reheating the uncooked hash browns in the air fryer at 400°F for 12-15 minutes. Spray the tops with oil and turn half way.
- This recipe makes 36 hash browns. The nutrition information is for each one.
NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR THE Stuffed Hash Browns
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