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Hash Brown Potatoes

"My mother-in-law served these buttery potatoes at brunch a while ago, and I wouldn't leave until I had the recipe," notes Holly VeDepo of West Liberty, Iowa. Chopped red pepper provides this stovetop side dish with a bit of color.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch strips, optional
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • Pierce the potatoes; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 9-11 minutes or until tender, turning once. Cool slightly; peel and cube.
  • Place potatoes in a bowl; add onion and red pepper if desired. In another bowl, combine the flour, milk, salt and pepper until smooth. Pour over potato mixture and toss.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add potato mixture. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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