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How To Make Crispy Hash Browns

Crispy Hash Browns
Perhaps you have made hash browns before but have had a hard time getting them crispy. This tutorial on how to make crispy hash browns is perfect for you. The secret is that you need to rinse the starch out of the potatoes and squeeze the moisture out. The oil also needs to be nice and hot to get them browned and crispy. The potatoes are shredded using a grater and then rinsed and drained and mixed with ingredients such as egg and flour. The hash browns and then cooked in hot oil until nice and browned. These hash browns make a great addition to any breakfast. Enjoy.

Crispy Hash Browns

How To Make Crispy Hash Browns

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, shredded 
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 cup oil for frying, or as needed 
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Peel and shred the potatoes using a grater. Rinse the shredded potatoes until the water is clear and then drain and squeeze dry. Place the potatoes shreds in a bowl and mix in the onion, flour and egg until well combined.
  2. Heat about 1/4 inch of oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, place the potatoes into the pan in a layer that is about 1/2 inch thick. Cover the whole bottom of the pan, or make separate piles like pancakes. Cook until nicely browned on the bottom, then flip over and cook until browned on the other side. It should take at least 5 minutes per side. If you are cooking them in one big piece, it can be cut into quarters for easier flipping.
  3. Remove from pan, and drain on plate lined with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

 

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How to Make Buttered Noodles

buttered noodles
If you are looking for a quick and easy side-dish to go with dinner, buttered noodles are perfect for you. The truth is if you want to know how to make butter noodles, the process is not very hard at all. Fettuccine is cooked and then tossed with butter, parmesan cheese and pepper. I like to top the buttered noodles with fresh parsley. You can certainly use other types of pasta such as linguini or spaghetti or whatever you have on hand. Enjoy.

How to make buttered noodles

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package fettuccine noodles
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in the fettuccine, return to a boil and cook the pasta over medium heat until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally while cooking. Drain and return pasta to the pot.
  2. Mix butter, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper into the pasta until evenly combined. 

 

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KFC Mac and Cheese Recipe

KFC Mac and Cheese
I always enjoy getting the mac and cheese from KFC as a side dish to go with the fried chicken. This copycat recipe for KFC mac and cheese makes a great side dish to go with dinner. This mac and cheese is fully prepared on the stovetop, no baking is required. A combination of Velveeta and shredded cheddar is used for the sauce. I like to serve this recipe with fried chicken. Enjoy.

KFC Mac and Cheese

KFC Mac and Cheese

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add the elbow macaroni to the water and cook it for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. While the macaroni is cooking, prepare the sauce by combining Velveeta, cheddar, milk and salt in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir often as the cheese melts into a smooth consistency.
  3. Drain the macaroni when it has finished cooking and place it back into the same pot that it was cooked in without the water. Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni and stir gently until the pasta is coated with the cheese. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Top Secret Recipes

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Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce Recipe

Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce
Baked potatoes aren’t usually my first choice for a side-dish but when you top them with a broccoli cheese sauce they are amazing! The potatoes are baked in the oven and then loaded with a prepared broccoli and cheese sauce. The sauce is a simple combination of butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, broccoli florets, and spices. The broccoli can be cooked any way that you like. I cooked the broccoli in the microwave with a little bit of water and drained the water when it was finished cooking. You can also cook the broccoli in the saucepan, covered, and with a little bit of water. These baked potatoes make a great side-dish. Enjoy!

Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

Baked Potato with Broccoli Cheese Sauce

Yield: 3 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium russet potatoes (scrubbed and rinsed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (diced into 4 pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup steam broccoli florets (chopped)


Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Pierce each potato several times using a fork. Place the potatoes into the oven and bake until tender (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).
  2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic powder and flour and cook, whisking constantly for 1 minute. Whisk in the milk and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the mixture to cook, stirring constantly, until it is thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to warm and stir in the cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted and then stir in the steamed broccoli. Serve over the baked potatoes. 

 

Adapted from Cooking Classy

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