Summer squash hashbrown nests
zucchini, washed cut in half and ends trimmed
large yellow squash, washed, end and narrow neck trimmed off
medium russet potatoes, washed
cloves of garlic, minced
diced red bell pepper
finely diced fresh curly parsley
eggs, room temperature
Step by step
This recipes makes 4 portions.
Attach the Vegetable Sheet Cutter Attachment to your Stand Mixer. Insert the food holder into the center of one end of the potato and secure onto attachment. Insert the food skewer through potato, up to the first mark. Attach Noodle Blade to attachment and position a medium bowl under the blade to catch potato noodles. Turn Stand Mixer to Speed 2 and slowly position the blade against the potato to process. Repeat with remaining potatoes. Rinse the potato noodles in cool water to remove starch, then gently lay the potato noodles on a dry kitchen towel and blot to remove excess water.
Place another large bowl below the blade and process the zucchini and yellow squash in the same way as the potato. Trim the noodles to 25-30 cm lengths; then, sprinkle salt and pepper over the squash noodles, add parsley, and drizzle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the mixture. Using tongs, toss the noodles until all are evenly coated in butter. Set aside.
Heat a 30 cm high sided saucepan on medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil to hot pan. Add diced red pepper and garlic to pan and sauté, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, just to soften. Pour squash noodle mixture into hot pan, and sauté noodles until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes, while stirring. Remove noodle sauté from pan and set aside.
With pan still on medium high heat, add 3 tablespoons of butter and toss in the potato noodles. Stir the potato noodles around in the pan to evenly coat them in butter, then allow them to sit undisturbed and fry for 4-5 minutes, occasionally pressing down on the potatoes with a spatula. Gently flip the potatoes, and remaining 3 tablespoons of butter (spread little pats around the pan and under the potatoes). Then, with two forks, evenly separate the potatoes and gather them into four ‘nest’ layers, one nest in each quadrant of the pan.