Danielle Cochran from @thesaltycooker whipped up this delicious make ahead Cheesy Ham and Hashbrown Casserole. Perfect for heating up on busy mornings, or making ahead for a brunch with friends.
Aw the Hashbrown, where did it come from? Who was the first to shred some potatoes and fry them up for Breakfast? The world may never know but we can credit the Swiss with one of the earliest types of Hash dish. Rösti is a potato dish where they’re sautéed or shallow-fried until Crispy. A majority of the swiss consider it to be the national dish, and it’s not regulated to just breakfast or any meal. Rösti is often a side dish and can be found in most Swiss restaurants. The main difference between American Hashbrowns and Rösti is that American are finely chopped potatoes that are fried until brown. While Rösti can be dated back to 1598, Hashbrowns started appearing on Breakfast menus around the 1890s in New York City.
They weren’t always hashbrowns, the etymology of how we got to just Hashbrowns is a little fuzzy but early renditions were called anything from Brown Hashed Potatoes to Potatoes hashed brown. Not nearly as catchy, but very obvious to see how we got to just Hashbrown.
No matter the history, this Cheesy Ham and Hashbrown Casserole is a delight to make and dig into, so give it a go today!