You can place the grated potatoes in a large bowl filled with water to prevent the grated potatoes discoloring, additionally this will serve to “rinse” the potatoes and remove excess starch. Continue to peel and grate all of the potatoes.
Once finished drain into a colander. Rinse the bowl you used and set aside.
Place a clean kitchen towel on your counter and into add a couple handfuls of the drained potatoes. Bring up all ends of the towels, over the sink, twist the towel to squeeze out all of the excess moisture from potatoes. After doing so place the potatoes into the mixing bowl and repeat the process until all of the potatoes have been rung out on the kitchen towel.
Next sprinkle in the salt and the ground black pepper and mix until well combined. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to help release even more liquid from the potatoes as well as allow the seasoning to stick to the potatoes better. You’ll notice liquid releasing, as it begins to you can bunch up the potatoes into one corner to separate them.
In a large frying pan, over medium heat, melt 1 Tablespoon of butter. Use a spoon or your hand to scoop about a handful of the seasoned potatoes into the pan. Use a spatula to help the potatoes take on a round shape and be as an even thickness as possible. Repeat but don’t over crowd the pan, you need to have enough room to gently flip over the hash browns.
Cook for 5 minutes then flip over, you’ll know they’re ready to flip because the edges turn a golden brown and the potatoes turn a lighter white. Cook for another 5 minutes then place on a serving plate and repeat until all of the grated potatoes have been used.
Serve as desired!
NOTES & TIPS:
Either Russet or New Potatoes may be used, the recipe has been tested with both types of potatoes. While the Russet are starchier and tend to bind together a bit easier, the New Potato variety works just as great but is less starchy option.
Some people also like to mix in flour and egg into the grated and seasoned potatoes to help them bind together better but also it helps make them a bit crispy.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Note that this data does not include the butter used for cooking.