Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole!

This is the recipe from the Top Secret Restaurant Recipes cook book by Todd Wilbur!
The ONLY recipe of this that I have found that almost EXACTLY matches the taste of the restaurant recipe!

If you don't want to see pictures and description on how to do the recipe, scroll ALL the way down and the recipe will be at the bottom. =)

  • 1- 26 oz. bag of country style has hash browns (the shredded kind).
  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese.
  • 1/4 cup minced onion.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 1/2 cup beef stock or canned broth.
  • 2 TBSP. butter, melted.
  • dash of garlic powder.
  • 1 tsp. salt.
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper.

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

2. Mince your onions.



3. Combine the hash browns, cheese and onions in a large bowl.



4. Combine the milk, beef stock, the melted butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper in another bowl. Mix until well blended, then pour the milk mixture over the potato mixture. Mix until its AAALLLLLL blended!



5. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat at 2 minute intervals, stirring in between each, for a a total of 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.



6. Pour into a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.





7. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until the surface of the hash browns is dark brown.



Okay, so its not exactly DARK brown on the top, but it cooked for an hour and tasted PERFECT!! =)

NOTE: In the restaurant, the is melted inside an oven safe skillet on the stove top, and then the entire skillet and contents is put in the oven to bake. You can do this at home just as easy. I think your best bet is to use a cast iron skillet, just like they use in the restaurant!

Full Recipe- no pictures.
Still using the previously written ingredients.

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Mince the onions.
3. Combine the frozen hash browns, cheese and onions in a large bowl.
4. Combine the milk, beef stock, melted butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper in another bowl. mix until well blended , then pour the milk mixture over the hash browns... mix well!
5. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat at 2 minute intervals, stirring in between each, for a a total of 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
6. Pour into a 9 x 9 inch baking dish.
7. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the surface of the hash browns is dark brown.

I paired this with pork chops & green peas. The restaurant pairs this with chicken fried steak & corn. Either way is extremely good! =)

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