This is pretty easy as you basically cook up some veggies and put them inside a folded shredded hash brown layer. You can put whatever veggies you like in there.
Ingredients (use whatever veggies you like):
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup/handful of spinach
1 tomato, chopped
Optional cheeze sauce. I didn’t use this.
5 medium potatoes (I use yellow-fleshed)
Optional spices – onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt (optional). Lots of options here.
Wash and shred potatoes using a grater. It’s a good workout! Put the shredded potatoes in a strainer and rinse under the tap, mixing the potatoes around as you rinse them. Squeeze out the excess water – I push with both hands while the strainer is in the sink to drain out excess water. Add any spices to the shredded potatoes and mix.
Turn on your 5-in-1 Cuisinart grill on the highest heat setting. For the removable plates use the grill side – the grill is the bumpy side and the griddle has the smooth side (pancakes). You can also use other devices such as George Foreman grill, waffle iron or bake in the oven on a Silpat sheet or parchment paper (bake at 450F for 20-30 minutes, I didn’t do this, you may have to flip them over if they are a cooked enough into a solid layer so that they get crispy on both sides. Check your parchment/silpat for max temp allowance). Cook the potatoes in the grill for about 15-20 minutes until they are a solid layer, don’t stick to the plates and are browning nicely (times may vary depending on your device).
Meanwhile, chop up your veggies (I used onions, green/red pepper) and fry in a non-stick pan with a little water or veggie broth. I like to dry fry my onions first before adding the other veggies and water, in order to bring out the natural sugars of the onions. If the water disappears over time, add a bit more water to the pan. You might want to add mushrooms or whatever other veggies you like. When the veggies get close to being soft toss in some spinach if you like and cook for a minute or two until the spinach shrinks down in size.
When the potatoes are done you should be able to lift the lid without anything sticking. Take the potatoes out with a spatula and carefully lay onto a plate. Then add the veggies to one side of the layer. I also add in some fresh chopped tomatoes. Top with cheeze sauce if you are using (I didn’t). Flip the half of the potatoes with no veggies over the half with the veggies to cover them as per photo below.
Eat with a side of ketchup and enjoy!