Dehydrated Potatoes Into Hash Browns

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

This year I’ve had so much fun dehydrating fruits and veggies. I dehydrated several pounds of potatoes and found that when they were fully dehydrated they take up very little space. They were able to be stored in very small containers.

And of course since they’re dehydrated they’re going to last much longer than a bag of potatoes would. So it’s great for keeping your fresh produce from going to waste before it can be eaten.

But today I decided to enjoy some of those dehydrated shredded potatoes with breakfast. I want to make hash browns for RancherMan & me! 

We have plenty of eggs since our pastured flock is still laying great right now, lots of fresh homemade bread for toast, and even some delicious pear preserves I canned recently.  Sounds like a great breakfast to me!

I've had fun dehydrating fruits & veggies all year. Today I'm using shredded dehydrated potatoes to make hash browns quickly! #TexasHomesteader

Rehydrating My Dehydrated Potatoes

I’ve gotta say, those hash browns turned out delicious and oh so easy – here’s what I did: 

First I poured some of the dehydrated potatoes into a bowl and covered them (just barely) with boiling water. Then I gave them a quick stir & allowed them to rehydrate for about 15 minutes while I cooked the eggs & toasted the bread.

After that 15 minutes of rehydrating time they looked exactly the same as before I dehydrated them – just cooked shredded potatoes…

Hash Browns From Rehydrated Shredded Potatoes

By now my eggs are fried so I removed them from the cast-iron skillet and poured just a touch more oil into the still-hot pan. Then I dropped my rehydrated shredded potatoes in the skillet, pressing them down lightly with the spatula. 

I divided the hash browns into quarters to make it easier to turn after each side was cooked crispy.

 I'm using shredded dehydrated potatoes to make hash browns quickly! #TexasHomesteader

Now here’s the drudgery-work-in-the-kitchen part – after browning each side for about 3-4 minutes I scooped up each section and placed them on our plates. How easy is that??!! 


I’d already used my rehydrated shredded potatoes stirred into scrambled eggs for breakfast burritos. 

But this was my first time to actually make them into hash browns, one of my favorite breakfast accompaniments.

I’ve got plenty of dehydrated potatoes in the pantry so I’ll be doing this a lot! I really love to make things for myself instead of relying on something from the freezer section of the grocery store.

Plus these hash browns are almost waste free (except for the bag the raw potatoes came in).  Love it!


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15 thoughts on “Dehydrated Potatoes Into Hash Browns

  1. Tonia

    I have followed you for awhile, you are slowly turning me into a homesteader. Started gardening a couple years ago. Now after this post, I’m asking Santa for a dehydrator .

  2. Katy SkipTheBag

    I wouldn’t have thought to dehydrate potatoes, but they would be perfect for something like this! Thanks for sharing on the #wastelesswednesday blog hop!

  3. John White

    Hi Tammy. Just wondering if you have ever done the shredding in a food processor. I’m going to try that after the cooking and cooling. I need some hash browns. Also, are reds better than whites for this?

  4. Kristina & Millie

    Awesome! I have so much fun dehydrating but then I don’t know what to do with it afterward, lol. This is a great way to use them! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  5. Terri Presser

    Fantastic, didn’t even think about drying potatoes. What sort of dryer do you have?? We planted 100kgs of potatoes this year and they are going great. I really want to give this a go. thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I have this dehydrator –> My first batch of dehydrated potatoes was done in the oven first (FAIL) and then a covered tray in the sun. The next batch will of course be done in my dehydrator – with 9 big trays it’s large enough to handle the job.

  6. Erlene

    You are amazing. I love that you’re able to store so much food and not have to worry about wasting anything. Love it.

  7. Texas Homesteader Post author

    I cooked the whole potatoes first (otherwise they turn black when you dehydrate them) and then I cooled the cooked potatoes in the fridge overnight. The next day I shredded the cold cooked potatoes with a hand-held grater and dehydrated the grated potatoes (in my case on a tray in the hot Texas sun). My post about it is here –> . So there was very basic equipment used to get the dehydrated potatoes for these hash browns. In the future I’ll be using my Excalibur dehydrator to dehydrate the potatoes, I LOVE it! –>

  8. Miranda G.

    I’ve been looking for a way to store potatoes for longer term since I have read that frozen potatoes don’t always come out so well. I am going to have to look into dehydrating them. Do I have to have any kind of special equipment?

  9. Monica

    I love this sooooo much!! I just saw someone else talk about dehyrdrated potatoes. I had no idea it would work with such good results. I know what I’m trying out this week!! Thank you for sharing!

    Monica @

  10. Kim Anderson

    This is so smart. I didn’t know you could dehydrate potatoes like that. My husband really loves these. Now that I know, we will have to give it a shot at growing potatoes in our garden this year. Have you tried drying onions with them? Do you think that would work. We really like onions and peppers in our hash browns.

  11. tessa

    They really do make the best hash browns – now you’ve inspired me to dehydrate potatoes! Like I needed another project. 😉 We shared on our FB page!


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