I made hash browns for breakfast this morning, and both That Nice Boy I Married and I thought they were wonderful. Here's how:
I peeled a couple of turnips -- maybe a little bigger than a tennis ball each -- and ran 'em through the shredding blade of my food processor. I tried running my onion through, too, but a lot of it was slipping past the blade in big chunks, so I just grabbed a knife and a cutting board and diced it fine. I used half of a medium onion.
Put my big, heavy cast iron skillet over medium low heat, and threw in a tablespoon or two of bacon grease, plus a tablespoon of butter. You could use most any good fat, though -- olive oil, coconut oil, chicken fat, what-have-you. Dumped in my shredded turnip and onion, and mixed 'em up, then spread them evenly over the bottom of the skillet. I put a lid on the skillet to hold in the heat and moisture, and let them cook for a few minutes while I puttered around doing other stuff. Then uncovered, stirred, re-spread, re-covered. Did this repeatedly for, oh, 10-15 minutes, until the turnips were getting tender.
Then I started "tilting" the lid -- leaving a crack for the steam to escape, so they'd dry out a bit and brown more. Around this time I decided they needed more grease, so I added another dollop of bacon grease and another tablespoon of butter. Again, every three-to-five minutes I'd stir, using my spatula to lift the now-browning crust off the bottom and plow it back into the mass, then re-spread the turnips and re-cover.
Did this three or four times, then took off the lid altogether, salted and peppered them (stirring again), spread them yet again over the bottom of the skillet, and left them for a good five minutes to brown on the bottom. Flipped them (in three or four spatulas-full) and browned the other side, then served with fried eggs. SO GOOD!
This was two good-sized servings. You'd need a bigger skillet to expand the recipe.
According to MasterCook, these have 10 grams of carbohydrate per serving, with 3 grams of fiber, for a usable carb count of 7 grams. It also says that 1/2 cup of frozen hash browns has 19 grams of carb, with only 1 gram of fiber.