Homefries & Hashbrowns Food Ideas From the Frugal Mom

With these easy recipes for homefries and hashbrowns, breakfast doesn’t have to be a stressful time of the day! By making these recipes ahead of time and baking or reheating in the microwave, you can have the comfort of homecooked food in a fraction of the time.

The morning food actually makes our day. When we fill our minds at the start of the day with such delicious, yet healthy items for which we queue up in front of eateries, we feel as if half of the day’s job is accomplished. You do not need to spin your head in search of such items, just discover more here in the below explained recipes.


Raw potatoes (russets work the best)
Your favorite seasonings

Dice potatoes into cubes, shake in oil and then seasoning that you like: such as salt and pepper, seasoned salt, spicy seasonings, etc.
Bake on a cookie sheet for 400 for 30 minutes or so, checking to see if they are done, but not overdone (remember, you’ll be cooking them again when you reheat them). The closer you put these together, the longer it takes to cook them.
When cool, put the whole cookie sheet into the freezer. When frozen through, scrape them off with your spatula and dump them into ziploc baggies.
To reheat: You can reheat them in the oven at 425 for about 15-20 minutes, or reheat in the microwave (not as crispy). Homefries are a great additional filling to omelets, breakfast burritos, or as a base for those “skillet breakfasts” advertised by Denny’s (which are wonderful!) You could make a very nice skillet breakfast by topping homefries with scrambled eggs, cheese, sauteed veggies, and leftover meats- sliced grilled chicken leftover from dinner, pot roast, etc.

Hashbrowns are very easy to make ahead of time and very versatile. They can be a delicious part of a breakfast casserole as well as a side dish.

Sylvia’s Pretty Quick Potatoes (To Freeze)

3 pounds potatoes (to 5 pounds)

Cut up your potatoes for hashed browns, scald in boiling water 1 minute. When they’re cut up like this, is doesn’t take long! Then drain well, and place them on an absorbent, clean dishtowel. Gently press ALL the remaining water out of the potatoes.
2.Package, label, and freeze.
3.To serve, place the frozen hashed browns in hot grease in a large skillet; cook as usual.

Fancy Hashbrowns

20 lbs baked potatoes, grated with or without peel
5 lbs onion, chopped fine
2 lbs bell pepper, chopped fine
2 dozen eggs, boiled hard, peeled and grated
5 lbs breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled or kielbasa chopped

Mix all ingredients in a huge bowl. I normally freeze this in 5 quart ice cream buckets. Layer wax paper, 2 cups hashbrowns or whatever would make a meal, wax paper, and so forth until you are done. Takes several buckets and I’ve never really counted to see how much it makes but it’s a lot. To cook this I take the frozen hashbrown patty and place it in a nonstick skillet on low with a lid over it for about 20 minutes and then turn the heat up stir and brown. We love it and I really wish I had some made in the freezer right now.

Note: If potatoes start to turn color rinse the starch off. Then pat dry with paper towel and continue.the end

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