Monday, January 31, 2011

You say Potato...

I'll get right to the point: I LOVE Hash-browns. Whether they are made from leftover potatoes, from scratch, or even the bags of frozen ones. For camping though, the frozen ones are a bit of a challenge. Keeping them frozen is not easy, and they take up lots of space. I thought about dehydrating some frozen ones, and a little Googling found it to be a common practice. Not a real efficient solution though, taking frozen hash-browns and spreading them out on a dehydrator tray, drying them for hours on end...Ignorance abounds here of course, as I stumbled on a possible solution completely by accident. Apparently, our neighbors to the south have solved my little dilemma. Why is it that the U.S. seems to have all the things I want? but I digress. Anyway, a little nagging of my seemingly Americanized niece, and said parcel of goodies arrived.
This shot for scale, but keep in mind that my noggin is 24" in circumference...Yes I'm pretty much a size 8 if you're looking to get me a hat, again I digress. Anyway, these little cartons contain dehydrated Hash-browns. You open the carton, fill it with hot water, let it sit for 15 minutes to reconstitute, then fry 'em up. I couldn't try them today since that dutiful wife of mine had supper cooked when I got home, potatoes and all. So again a test report will follow, albeit at a later date. 
My idea here is to have some of these on hand as part of the old emergency food supply. Thanks for sending a dozen Kim :)
Oh yeah, and thanks for the EasyCheese, something else the Americans keep to themselves...

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