These Jalapeno Hash Browns are a quick way to jumpstart your morning. A few simple tricks will ensure you always end up with a crispy batch. So good! mexicanplease.com
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Crispy Jalapeno Hash Browns

These Jalapeno Hash Browns are a quick way to jumpstart your morning. A few simple tricks will ensure you always end up with a crispy batch. So good!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 3
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 1 large Russet potato
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 2-3 tablespoons onion
  • 2-3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Give the potato a good rinse.  (Or peel it if you want to remove the skin).  Shred the potato in a bowl full of cold water.  Strain and discard the liquid. 
  • Remove the excess water from the shredded potatoes.  I use my hands but you can squeeze them in a kitchen towel or a cheese cloth.
  • Microwave the potatoes on high for 2 minutes.
  • Dice up 2-3 Tablespoons of onion and half of a jalapeno.  (You can use a whole jalapeno if you want a more fiery version). 
  • Toss the shredded potatoes with the jalapeno, onion, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and some freshly cracked pepper.  You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder if you want.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of canola oil to a wide skillet on medium-high heat.  When the oil is heated up and shimmering, add the potatoes and form an even layer.  Cook the first side for 5-8 minutes or until the underside is heavily browned.
  • Flip the potatoes and cook the second side for approximately the same amount of time as the first side, or until heavily browned.  Taste for seasoning and serve immediately. 

Notes

Here are the key tips to ensure you end up with a crispy batch:
 
Give the shredded potatoes a quick rinse in cold water.
 
Squeeze as much water out of them as you can. 
 
Microwave them for two minutes before putting them in the oil. 
 
Form a thin, even layer in the skillet. 
 
Don't stir them until the first side is completely cooked (heavily browned).

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal