My daughter had a hard time finding frozen hash browns when she lived in Florida. She started making them this way and found that it takes only a few more minutes than the frozen ones and tastes SO much better! I am a believer - I have made them many times since she told me how to do this. They make a great side-dish to any meal. They really are so simple and delicious!
Quick and Easy Homemade Hash Browns
2 lbs potatoes
1/4 c vegetable oil
salt and pepper or other seasonings of choice
Wash and dry potatoes, leaving skins on. Cut into 1/2" cubes and toss with the oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave them for about 5 minutes - stirring half way through.
Pour into a non-stick skillet (I have tried it in a regular pan - don't do it! What a mess!). If a little more oil is needed, add it. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the potatoes are well browned, then carefully turn the potatoes and allow them to brown on the other side.