Recipes, Savoury

Sandwich Press Cheese and Bacon Hash Browns

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Hash browns

Makes: 4 Hash Browns

This recipe was requested by a good friend of mine who wanted a “trash” or “garbage” recipe for his sandwich press. So I came up with this twist on classic Hash Browns. After some trial and error, I discovered that you can do so much in a sandwich press, like these super crispy hash browns! It actually amazed me while doing this dish how quickly you can achieve crispy bacon using a sandwich press!

This recipe is great as a snack or as a side with something like chicken schnitzel, chicken parmigiana or chicken kiev!

If you like this recipe why not check out all my other Savoury Recipes?

Ingredients:

  • 2 Desiree potatoes or red washed potatoes, grated
  • 2 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chives and sour cream to serve

Method:

  1. Put bacon onto the preheated sandwich press and close the lid until crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Remove and turn the sandwich press off until needed. Crumble the bacon when cooled slightly.
  2. Squeeze out as much liquid from the grated potatoes as possible and then pat dry with paper towel and put into a bowl with the bacon, oil, cheese and season with salt and pepper, mix well.
  3. Preheat the sandwich press and spray with a little oil on both sides. Place about 1/4 cup of potato mixture per hash brown onto the hot plate and leave closed for about 5 minutes or until crispy. Try not to open before 5 minutes because they may fall apart. If you find the hash brown is stuck to the top when it’s done, don’t worry, just flick it off with a knife or spatula.
  4. While hot, season with some salt and serve with chives and sour cream.
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