First dinner in my 14" dutch....

Discussion in 'Camping, Hiking, Cooking' started by bitterroot, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Bitteroot, I got a mandolin several years ago and last year got another model that just does course shreds. I haven't bought frozen hash browns since. The fresh potatoes just can't be beat for flavor.

    The way I do hash browns nowadays(after years of mediocre results) is to shred the potatoes with the skins on into a salad spinner. Wash them good and spin off the excess water. Place the potatoes on a large plate and microwave uncovered but salted for 4 minutes. Then into a preheated cast iron pan with a little oil and butter. Over med high heat cook until golden brown on the first side then flip. I don't stir at all and put a few pats of butter on top of the potatoes while the first side is cooking. These are just yummy-crisp and brown outside-soft and delicious inside. When camping without benefit of the microwave, peel and boil the potatoes the night before until they just start to soften a little then cool overnight and shred in the morning. Both methods work very well.

    Ive
     
  2. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

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    What temperature setting do you use on the micro and how many watts is it?
     
  3. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    AMEN, Bob! Nobody suffers at a Hoh Down, except from the "libations" side of the event:beer1:
     
  4. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Thanks for that tip Ive! I will definitely give that a try. I love the mandolin too.

    Lonnie
     
  5. IveofIone

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    1100 watts on highest setting.

    Ive
     
  6. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Oh damn that looks good Ive! I'll be having oysters tonight for my meal, but boy that makes me drool...
     
  7. Mark Walker

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    Thanks Ive! Makes a difference.