Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Italian Seasoned Cheesy Hashbrowns with Proscuito

So my friend came back from a trip and said how she loved this dish that the chef at a place she visited fixed. I promised her that I would make it for her. Here is my version of what she told me that he made for her party.

Cheesy Garlic Hashbrowns & Prosciutto

Bag of Frozen Hashbowns
Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)
Riley's Seasoning Salt (to taste)
Granulated Garlic (to taste)
Italian Seasoning Blend (fresh ground)(to taste)
4 TB Olive Oil (reserve half)
4 tsp Butter (half reserved)
1/2 Onion (chopped)
2 TB Fresh Minced Garlic
8 oz Prosciutto (diced)
2 C Italian Cheese Blend

Prepare Frozen Hashbrowns as directed on package by pre-heating a pan with olive oil then placing hashbrowns in a flat layer on bottom of pan. Season with Black Pepper, Seasoning Salt, Granulated Garlic, and Italian Seasoning Blend. Cook til browned on one side and turn.
Then, saute' Onion and Prosciutto in a small saute' pan with olive oil and reserved butter. Once onions are translucent and fragrant, add fresh minced garlic.
Second side of hashbrowns should be browned at this time. Spoon onion and prosciutto mixture on hashbrowns and cover generously with cheese blend.
Season to taste and put in oven set on warming setting to melt cheese and hold.
Remove from oven and plate with garlic cheese toast.
Serve and enjoy!

You can add mushrooms to the Onion and Prosciutto if you wish and before adding the cheese blend, top with warm pizza sauce, then top with cheese. Great as breakfast or a dinner entree!

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