Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Hungry Jack Hasbrowns

Please don't tell me I'm the only mom that has issues trying to find things for my kids to eat for breakfast? I mean, how many times can you give them a toaster strudel or cereal?  Sometimes I want them to have a down home good ole breakfast without going to IHOP (especially since we had an awful experience the last time we went)! So I need something quick but country-style, after all I am a southern girl, to share with my family.

That's where Hungry Jack Preium Hashbrown Potatoes comes in. Thanks to the Family Review Network I was able to review this yummy breakfast side. Here's a little bit about them:

Made from 100 percent Idaho® potatoes, Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes come fully cooked and seasoned and require no refrigeration. In just four easy steps, you can prepare tasty, restaurant-quality hashbrowns in approximately 15 minutes. With the time saved, you can even sit down with your family to enjoy a special, home-cooked breakfast.

My Take: I was so excited to get the Hasbrown Preparation Kit in the mail. It consisted of two boxes of the Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrowns, a super nice no stick frying pan, a Hungry Jack spatula and a Hungry Jack apron. perfect for cooking breakfast! You can see the kit in the picture below, minus one box of Hungry Jack. I was getting ready to cook it. LOL

My mom and brother were visiting this past weekend so we decided to do it big! We cooked out one night and I thought it would be great to have a nice big breakfast and try out the Hungry Jack Hashbrowns. My mom fried up some Green Tomatoes and pan fried some hot link sausage while I prepared hot dogs (the kids don't like sausage) and hashbrowns for everyone. Now here's a fact. I'm no surprise there. So if I can fix something that's simple that's awesome for me. I've tried frozen hashbrowns before and they always turn out terrible. I can never get them seasoned right and they never brown. So I was a little skeptical about fixing these hashbrowns that are in a box.

First, they come in a milk carton. That's fine except for the fact that I have the worse time getting into milk cartons. Second, you just pour hot water into the milk carton to the fill line and then let it sit for 12 minutes. You also have the option of adding in spices but of course I forgot! Then after the time is up, you drain your water and then place it in a pan of heated oil, just two tablespoons. Then you fry it for 3-4 minutes on each side or just one side if you would like. I added some seasoning salt to mine and then browned it on both sides. I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. And the taste was awesome. Just check out the picture of my breakfast plate (ok one of these days I'm going to learn how to take better pictures. It WAS super yummy!):

Buy it: You can purchase Hungry Jack Premium hashbrown potatoes in most grocery stores. AND here's a great photo contest you can enter: My Happy Hungry Jack Family Photo Contest”. Between now and July 31st, you can enter for a chance to win a $3,000 kitchen shopping spree. All you have to do is simply upload a photo of you and your family enjoying Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes with a brief caption of how you enjoy your hashbrown potatoes. The photo and caption can be anything from eating hashbrown potatoes for “brinner” (breakfast for dinner) with your family, as an outdoor meal while out on a camping trip or as a snack while your kids are doing their homework – whatever you upload and write is up to your imagination!

Win it: One lucky reader is going to win the same Hashbrown Preparation Kit that I reviewed. This giveaway will begin on July 20 and end on 27. It is open to the US only. Just fill out the simple form to enter!Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & Hungry Jack who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review. All ideas and opinions expressed are 100% mine.


  1. My favorite breakfast meal is a farmers omelet and hashbrowns.

  2. Waffles with strawberries and whip cream with bacon

  3. Pancakes :)

  4. Blueberry Pancakes!

  5. Pancakes and bacon and a cup of decaf coffee.

  6. I tweeted giveaway.!/flipper211/status/94351656770211840

  7. cereal. it's quick and easy

  8. I love apple pancakes with vanilla yogurt!

  9. My favorite breakfast is eggs over easy, hashbrowns, bacon and toast.
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