10/22/2013 9:30 AM
They taste great but I cannot get them to rehydrate for anything! Last time I fixed them I even boiled them for 5 minutes and let them set in the water for another 5 minutes and they still cooked up hard and tough when I fixed them as hash browns. My next step is to try them in a hash brown casserole in the oven. If they still are hard then I am stuck because last time they had a sale I bought a case!
These are wonderful
3/10/2013 12:46 PM
After the reading the reviews I tried these the other day. They weren't quite right. But then it was the human who messed up. I hadn't soaked the potatoes in hot water. I had used room temperature water.
So this morning I heated up the water in my tea kettle and poured boiling water on the potatoes. I let them soak for about 15 mins and stirred them once or twice.
Then dumped into a colander and while that was draining I heated up the oil in a fry pan. I added some other chopped onion and garlic salt I had.
These were really good. I mean REALLY good. And I'm a super fussy eater.
I didn't go after making a hash brown patty. I kept stirring them around so they wouldn't burn.
I wonder if the other reviewer didn't soak hers in hot water...
For hydration purposes you NEED to use BOILING WATER.
If I could I'd give these 10 stars!
Absolutely LOVE these hash browns
11/21/2012 7:42 PM
So convenient & easy to prepare - just pour boiling water over them, allow to absorb and rehydrate then drain and cook as normal (I add peppers & onions). First attempt at cooking I didn't allow to rehydrate long enough so were a little crunchy but edible. 2nd time soaked in boiling water, drained and results were just like restaurant style. I'm loving and learning to cook from the convenience of dehydrated on hand products. Thank you Honeyville!
Just what I was looking for
8/8/2012 2:07 PM
I used to get Hash browns like this at a local all night coffee shop. I love crispy hash browns and these are just like I remember them and easy to make!!
Hash Browns to hard
10/10/2011 9:22 AM
I really dont like these hash browns. I have bought them twice and both times they are very hard after frying them. I followed the directions to the letter and they still came out hard after frying them.
4/17/2011 7:32 PM
I don't get why these have such bad ratings. They are great. Yes, it's a tiny bit more work than frozen hash browns, but the more you have stored as a shelf stable item versus needing a freezer or frig to keep it, the better. Worth the extra step. I cook these up with rehydrated bell peppers and onions, with fresh or canned butter and even my picky little kids eat them with a smile.
hashbrowns ROCK at this house!
4/6/2011 8:23 AM
from the land of grits & gravy these are fabulous, according to hubby who HATES anything in a box!
next order will be for a case!
frying hash browns
9/7/2010 6:56 AM
I have trouble with frying the hash browns, too. The three times I tried frying them, I just soaked them in hot water. Then I read (in a cookbook) that need to boil the potatoes a little before you fry them. Sounds like extra work, but I'll try it next time I want them fried. I've used the hash browns without soaking to make potatoes au gratin and scalloped potatoes, and it works out just fine. You just make your sauce--leaving it a little thin--and pour it over the potatoes. Okay, so it's a little more trouble than using the boxed mix, but you control what goes in it, including the amount of salt.
Crispy and tasty
7/12/2009 4:50 PM
I followed the instructions to add boiling water, cover and let sit. I added in some dehydrated onion. I then fried it up and had it with eggs - not bad. I am getting more used to cooking with it, but you need to stop cooking it before it starts to turn brown or you will have some crispy hash browns, that still taste good, just a little hard. Very convenient and will soon stock up for storage.