A lot of don't like the idea of hash browns because of the calories involved with frying them. A much healthier alternative is to lightly spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray and cook the potatoes in the waffle iron. It will take about 20 minutes for the potatoes to cook to a nice golden, crunchy texture, but you can use that time to make your coffee, unload/load the dishwasher, cook your eggs or blog!
Here's a picture of two separate batches I made this morning. The ones on the back were left the entire 20 minutes; the ones on the front cooked for about 15 minutes.
No need to peel the potatoes. Simply wash the potatoes and cut in half lengthwise. You can easily grate this on your box grater, or do as I did and shred them in seconds with a food processor.
When the potatoes are shredded. place them in a (clean!!) dish towel and roll up tightly. Then wring the towel to get as much of the water out of the potatoes as possible.
Then place the potatoes in a large bowl and salt and pepper them. Stir to mix the salt and pepper into the potatoes.
Preheat the waffle iron and lightly spray with non-stick spray. Fill the waffle iron with about 1 1/2 - 2 cups shredded potatoes. Lower the lid and don't open for the first 5 - 7 minutes. Then you sneak a peak if you must.
Let the potatoes cook for 15 - 20 minutes until they reach the level of browness you like.
I fried two eggs and served on top of the hash browns and added some diced browned ham on top. Delicious.
If you are a ketchup aficionado, you have ready-made ketchup holders!