Smothered-Covered Hash Browns

Smothered-Covered Hash Browns Recipe
Pressing down firmly on hash browns with a spatula will help keep them from falling apart.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

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

Preparation

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

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

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.