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Smothered-Covered Hash Browns

Yield Makes 8 servings
Pressing down firmly on hash browns with a spatula will help keep them from falling apart.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 American cheese slices

How to Make It

  1. Sauté onion in 1 tablespoon hot vegetable oil over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender.

  2. Stir together onion, hash browns, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Drop hash brown mixture into 3 1/2-inch rounds. Cook, in batches, 5 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned, adding remaining oil as necessary. Press down with a spatula to flatten; top each round with a cheese slice. Cook 5 minutes.