Hash browns are one of those foods that I LOVE in theory and yet always fall short in reality. Those limp pre-shredded things you find at diners just aren’t that great, really. In case you can’t tell from the picture, I like my hash browns super crispy and even a tad overdone. Also, without containing any actual potatoes. ‘Cause those things really aren’t Paleo. And since I’ve now discovered that I can make amazing Paleo sweet potato hash browns at home, I’m never going to waste another treat meal on some soggy taters. The secret for crispy-crunchy sweet potato hash browns? Arrowroot starch.
These are super easy and fast to make, unless you want to devote an inordinate amount of time to almost-burning the things like I do! Shred or grate your sweet potato, then squeeze as much water out of it as possible, pressing it between a clean dish towel or some paper towel.
Add the sweet potato to a large bowl and mix with arrowroot powder and whatever seasonings you like.
Mix the potato thoroughly then spread out on a hot oiled skillet. Cook until browned on one side then flip / toss to cook evenly. Extra time in the pan makes those yummy crispy bits! The sweet potato will shrink down quite a bit as it loses moisture, so you may need a little more sweet potato in the pan than you think.
- Peel and shred sweet potatoes.
- Remove as much excess water as possible by pressing between a dish towel or some paper towel.
- Add sweet potato, arrowroot and seasonings to large bowl; mix to combine.
- Heat a large skillet with enough coconut oil to lightly cover the pan. Spread sweet potato mixture out across the pan and brown. Flip or toss to finish cooking to your desired level of doneness, about 10 - 15 minutes in total.
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