Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


"What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow."
-A.A. Milne

The refrigerator light goes on...

These hash browns are a twist on an old standby and will go well with a simple meal of poached eggs. For dinner, pair them with Miso Glazed Salmon or Seared Tuna with Saki-Wasabi Sauce.

Sesame Oil

Pressing the oil from sesame seeds produces sesame oil. Much like other seed oils (olive oil for example), the oil is cold pressed, meaning that no heat is used in the initial extraction process.

Light sesame oil has the fresh taste of sesame seeds. Dark sesame oil has been pressed from sesame seeds that have been toasted and, consequently, have a nuttier flavor. Dark sesame oil is more commonly used in Asian recipes.

Sesame oil is low in saturated fat but has less monounsaturated fats than canola oil. The beauty of this oil is that the flavor is so distinct that a little goes a very long way. Combining a 1:1 mixture of dark sesame oil with canola oil provides fantastic flavor. Keep in mind that a teaspoon of any oil has 5 grams of fat.

1 tsp. sesame oil = 43 calories, 4.5g fat, <1g sat fat, 1.5g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


Asian Hash Browns

Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 2 cups

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Leftovers are pretty good. Reheat gently.

2 tsp dark sesame oil
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 tsp fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
1 small onion (diced)
1/4 large red bell pepper (diced)
12 ounces Yukon Gold potatoes (large dice)
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Miso Glazed Salmon with Asian Hash Browns
Place the oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.

Add the onions and sauté, stirring frequently, for about 3 minutes or until translucent.

Add the bell pepper and continue sautéing for 2 minutes.

Add the potatoes, stir, and cover.

Reduce heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the potatoes are soft.

Add the soy sauce and pepper and stir.

Cook for another 5 minutes on low.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 cups

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 230 Calories from Fat 46
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 192mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 184%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 7 mcg Potassium 984 mg
Magnesium 58 mg