Friday, June 11, 2010

Hash Browns VitaMix Style

I finally sprung for a VitaMix, which is basically a blender on steroids. It's pretty sweet. So far I have made a couple of soups and hummus. I adore hash browns so I thought I'd try out their recipe for it. It's very fast! The potatoes are in small chunks instead of shreds but that's okay with me. You might want to add enough oil to make it crust up better than mine - I tend to be stingy with the oil.

Hash Browns VitaMix Style
1 tablespoon or more olive oil
2-3 potatoes, chopped in large chunks
onion to taste, in large chunks (optional)
salt & pepper to taste

Put the potatoes in blender. Cover with water to about the 6 cup mark. Blend on high for 10 seconds. Pour into strainer, rinse, and press dry. Heat up pan with oil and add potato mixture, pressing down. Add salt and pepper.

Cook on low-medium heat until brown on bottom. Loosen the bottom. Place plate on top of skillet, hold it tight and carefully flip the skillet so the potatoes are on the plate. Slide potatoes back into the skillet and cook until brown.


  1. looks tasty! I'm going to try making these now in my vitamix

  2. Thanks for the recipe! However, I blended on high and the potatoes were liquid. The Vitamix recipe book says to cover with water, start blender on 1 and quickly move to speed 5 for 10 seconds. Potatoes came out perfect this way! :)

    1. My potatoes vanished into foam on high (10)! So crazy. I will try speed 5 too. Great fix. We must have powerful ones.

      Thanks for the idea to use the Vitamix for hashbrowns.

  3. I followed Amanda's advice about the blender speed and they turned out perfectly the first time. I did choose to use red potatoes and left the skin on for the nutrients. Thanks ladies! My family is singing my praises. :)

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