Costco carries these dehydrated dried hash browns that come in small cartons and can be stored in your pantry, which doesn’t take up valuable freezer space. They are Golden Grill Russet Premium Hash Brown Potatoes and are a cinch to use.
When you add the water to these hash browns they really expand, up to 3 cups in total. I add hot water to the carton, then close the carton. Let it stand for 12 minutes and voila!
Pour the hash browns into a large bowl and fluff with a fork. Add 3 tablespoons of melted butter, some chopped chives and season with kosher salt and freshly ground cracked pepper. Sometimes I add a melted cube of one of my Frozen Herbs in Olive Oil and toss to coat the potatoes.
Spray the waffle iron with a little olive oil and take a cup of potato mixture and place it in the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and let it do it’s magic. This makes for a quick base for a breakfast of bacon and poached eggs. It is a lot less greasy and the waffle iron makes quick work of the potatoes and both sides are crispy brown in minutes.