This Mushroom & Feta Hashbrown Skillet is what's for dinner! Part double hash brown, part savory veggie pie, this dish elevates the humble spud from a simple side to a stunning meal.
Growing up, potatoes as a side dish were a frequent occurrence. To satisfy her picky children, my mom turned to boxed instant potatoes in an assortment of flavors (Cheddar Bacon being the family favorite.) Now older and wiser, I’ve learned to expand my culinary horizons—why serve potatoes on the side when you can turn them into the main event? My case study: Mushroom & Feta Hashbrown Skillet.
Part giant double hash brown, part savory veggie pie, this is a golden skillet of spud goodness. It’s hearty enough to be an entrée, but would also make a nice accompaniment to simply grilled or roasted meat. I could also see this dish at brunch, resting happily beside a plate of bacon. Like the potato itself, this Mushroom and Feta Hashbrown Skillet is a crowd pleaser at any time of day.
This dish begins with a layer of grated, buttery Yukon Gold potatoes. I selected Yukon Golds for their rich flavor. Since this is a rather potato-centric dish, having a well-flavored potato is important.
We top the Yukon Gold potato “crust” with a layer of garlic and tarragon sautéed mushrooms. (Choose baby bellas, which pack more flavor that the white button variety). The mushrooms create a hearty, earthy filling, along with tasty feta and fresh spinach.
Since double-crust is always a good choice in the world of pie, whether they're served in a skillet or not, we finish our meal with an additional layer of Yukon Golds. Let each side of the sauté in the pan until golden (with a careful flip in between), slice into wedges, and ta-da! The humble potato transformed into the main event.
Instant potato flakes may have their place in a hurry (or in a fluffy batch Roasted Garlic Potato Rolls), but when it comes to the main event, take time for the real deal. Whether you serve it for brunch, dinner, or sneak a few bites cold out of the fridge at midnight (guilty!), my Mushroom & Feta Hashbrown Skillet is a satisfying dish sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
Peeling and washing potatoes, grating garlic, cheese and more is a breeze with the newest KitchenIQ tools.
This healthy recipe from Erin came together with the help of the new KitchenIQ Potato Tool, Container Grater, Grate Ginger Tool, and Better Zester. Now you can win your own set!