August 15, 2008

Potato nuggets

Happy Indian Independence Day!

Peel, grate, and fry = hash browns.
Peel, grate, and bake = my potato nuggets!
It is a no-fry recipe that I came up with after eating a greasy hash brown. The kind where you taste the oil first before tasting the potato itself.
This is one of the easier recipes I have tried, and does'nt take up too much labor.
A little note, I know I have used red potatoes, but that was for the lack for russet (baking) potatoes when I made it. If you have russet potatoes, I would recommend using them, or else if you could buy some, it is totally worth it. They tend to bake much much better than the red ones.
It is a very simple dish, and I dont have much to say... so let us get on with the recipe.

Potato nuggets


Russet potatoes - 3 medium
Salt - To taste
Pepper - 1/2 tbsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Cilantro - A handful chopped
Hardware: Muffin tray


Preheat oven to 400 F

Peel the potatoes, grate, and mix salt, pepper, and chilly powder just before baking them. (Note, mix salt only before you stuff them into the muffin trays, otherwise the potato will get soggy)

Stuff them into a greased muffin tray and brush with oil on top. Use only small muffin trays, the bigger ones result in softer nuggets since there is more surface area.

Bake for about 15 min or till golden brown, turn over the nuggets and bake for another 10-15 min. Scoop and serve hot with tomato ketchup.
I used it in a veggie wrap and it was delicious.


  1. Hi Div,
    U ve a wonderful blog! Glad to know U re from Pondy 2! You re the 2 nd one i came across :) Great work!

  2. These look so good and easy to make. Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

  3. Hey Divya,

    This is amazingly simple and looks so tasty.. Thanks!
    I really love hash brownies but had a same feeling you had with frying them..
    You are so good.. keep it up dear!!

  4. That's a wonderful idea...and healthy too compare to hash brown and looking yummy

  5. Hey guys, thanks so much for your wonderful comments. All your blogs look amazing... I mean each one of yours!
    I am pretty new to food blogs and your peppy words keep me going.

    Question for Priti: I saw the " Rakhi – Thread of Love" event on your blog... as I said I am pretty new to blogging, and I dont know how it is done :(
    I would love to contribute a dessert dish to your event, but I did not prepare it exclusively for Raksha bandhan, my brother lives far... far... away :(
    It was one of your rules... let me know if it is ok to send otherwise.


  6. hey divya,

    your blog is just great....

  7. Nice recipe!! My husband loves the "unhealthy" version of hashbrown, and I am going to try this. BTW, u mentioned you used it in a veggie wrap, when do we get to see the recipe :-)??

    I love cooking, but am not as creative as you and dont find as much time also :-( But I am getting addicted to your blog. Keep coming for more!! Good work, keep it up!!

  8. Divya...your blog is awesome...and your recipies simply healthy and delicious..I refer to your recipies so very often..Thanks for sharing and keep trying new things..


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