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Trader Joe's Shredded Hash Browns

Shredded Hash Browns


Potatoes, Dextrose.

Cooking Instructions

Begin cooking from frozen state.
1. Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large trying pan (9″) on medium-high heat.
2. When the oil in the pan heats up but is not smoking, add the potatoes, spreading them flat on the bottom of the pan. The potatoes should be stacked in the pan no more than 1/2″ thick.
3. After 4 to 7 minutes, lift up one edge of the potatoes to check for doneness. If golden brown, they are ready to flip.
4. Use a large spatula to flip the potatoes over all at once, or divide the large potato cake into halves or quarters and flip.
5. Continue to cook an additional 4 to 7 minutes, until they are golden brown on the bottom.

Cooking Notes

Even if you arrange the hash browns no more than 1/2″ thick in the pan (as instructed), you’re still going to risk having the inside of your potatoes under-browned. We recommend breaking the browns up with a spatula a few minutes after you flip them. This will allow the inside to cook a bit more.

Also, the instructions oddly do not mention adding any salt, pepper or any spices – resulting in a somewhat bland dish. Adding spices (to taste) will greatly improve your satisfaction. And if you want to add some butter for flavor during the last few minutes of cooking, you’d be in for a treat.

NOTE: As always, be careful when adding frozen foods to hot oil.

Nutrition Facts
about 7 servings per container
Serving size 3 oz (85g)

Amount per serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 25mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g

Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 2mg 12%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

We were excited to give these Hash Browns from TJ’s a try, as we’re always looking for ways to liven up our breakfast. Plus, we wanted to see if they would make for a good breakfast burrito add-in.

We’re happy to report that they excelled on both fronts! These Browns cooked up quick and easy, and the result was crispy and tasty.

There are a ton of uses for these Shredded Hash Browns, and we definitely recommend you experiment with their versatility.

For example, they’re delicious as a bed for a poached egg drizzled with hollandaise sauce, and they add some toss welcome texture and zing when tossed into an egg sandwich or burrito.

Note: we recommend you take a look at our “Cooking Notes” in the tabs above though – you’re going to want to bring your own spices into the equation, or you might find the flavor lacking a bit.

All told, we were very pleased with these Shredded Hash Browns from Trader Joe’s, and we’ll be sure to keep them on hand in our freezer for when we want to get a little adventurous with our breakfast.

Did you know the thin plastic package from this product is recyclable? You can’t recycle it with your plastic containers, but you can drop it off at most grocery & retail stores – including Trader Joe’s. Click to learn more about recycling plastic bags & wrapping.

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Summary : We were very pleased with these Shredded Hash Browns - they were easy to cook and they added welcome texture & flavor to our morning routine.

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