Spicy Hash Browns Recipe

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These easy hash browns really rise to the occasion at any breakfast gathering. They're group-approved specialties that are guaranteed to please.—Mike Marratzo, Florence, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 25 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:90-100 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour 25 min. + chilling Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 90-100 servings


  • 25 pounds potatoes, peeled
  • 2-1/2 pounds fully cooked ham, diced
  • 2-1/2 pounds onions, chopped
  • 2-1/2 pounds green peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2 jars (4 ounces each) pimientos, drained and chopped
  • 10 teaspoons salt
  • 5 teaspoons pepper
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 8 cups (32 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 135 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in several large stock pots and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Chill several hours or over night.
  2. Grate potatoes into several large bowls; set aside. In a several large skillets, saute the ham, onions and peppers in 1/4 cup butter until tender. Cool 10 minutes; add to potatoes. Add pimientos and seasonings.
  3. On a large griddle, cook potatoes in remaining butter until browned; turn over and cook the second side until browned. Place half of the potatoes on a platter; top with cheese and remaining potatoes. Yield: 90-100 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Spicy Hash Browns in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p54

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