My family loves shredded hash browns, but I don't always love paying the store prices for them. Overall they aren't terribly expensive, but when you are trying to stick to a grocery budget they can sting a little especially if your family is like mine and can eat a whole bag of them in one breakfast meal. So I have started making my own shredded hash browns and through trial and error, I have found an easier way.
Step 2: Poke holes in them and microwave them for 4-6 minutes depending on the number of potatoes you are cooking. I have found it easiest when the potatoes are not quite cooked all the way like a baked potato in the microwave, but they are mostly cooked.
Step 3: Pop the cooked potatoes in the freezer for 3-4 minutes. (Note if you don't value your finger tips and love working with screaming hot potatoes, you can skip this step, but I don't recommend it.)
Step 4: Remove potatoes from the freezer and shred them with your grater.
Step 5: Cook up the shredded potatoes in oil and in a cast iron pan if you have it. My favorite oil to cook them in is coconut oil. Coconut oil is a little healthier for you and it crisps them nicely. The hash browns should only take about 10 minutes to cook.