Reflux Friendly Cooking: Hash Brown Potato Cakes

by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Writer

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!

Hash Brown Potato Cakes. Hash browns have been my son's "go-to" breakfast this month. Trader Joes has a good already-made product, but if you want to make your own, the recipe below tastes great and can be made ahead and then heated for a quick breakfast.


Cooking spray

2 large russet potatoes

1/4 of an onion (if tolerated)

1 Tbs. olive oil

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. ground pepper


Peel and shred the potatoes into a colander. Rinse them with cold water and then deposit them onto a clean kitchen towel. Wrap them up and squeeze the excess water out over a sink. Put the potatoes in a mixing bowl. Add the onion, oil, egg, salt and pepper. Gently stir the ingredients together. Spray a non-stick skillet and heat to medium. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mix into the skillet. Press each cake down with a spatula. Cook five minutes on each side. Serve warm or wrap and refrigerate for later.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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