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Spicy Hash Browns


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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


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