Do you kids enjoy eating their vegetables? My daughters do but my son does not. I am always on the lookout for ways to get him to get more veggies. So, when I found out about a cookbook called the Clare Crespo Cookbook that features vegetable recipes using Country Crock spread I wanted to give it a try. I downloaded the free cookbook filled with fun, whimsical recipes and chose one I thought my family would like called Hashbrains! Not only is it a fun name but they sound easy to make and look delicious!
For the entire recipe, you can download the cookbook here. The recipe calls for grated potatoes, grated onion, a slightly beaten egg, salt and pepper. I was short on time so instead of grating baking potatoes, I bought a bag of already shredded potatoes from the refrigerator section of the store, near the Country Crock spread. After mixing the ingredients, I formed oval shaped brains on a baking sheet. I was supposed to use parchment paper but didn’t have any so I greased the sheet with Country Crock spread. I love that this recipe is so simple to make!
To make the crevice down the center of the brain, I used a spatula. I sort of held the hashbrowns together while pressing the spatula in the center.
I brushed the tops and sides of the hashbrains with melted Country Crock spread. Then, I put them in a preheated oven. While they were cooking, I stated making the rest of the meal.
My hashbrains didn’t turn out nearly as cute as the ones pictured in the cookbook but they were delicious! I served them with scrambled eggs and bacon. Everyone was home so they all got to try the hashbrains. They were a hit with the whole family! And what did my son Zack who doesn’t like veggies think? He ate 2 hashbrains and LOVED them! My husband said they were delicious and wanted a second one but Zack beat him to it. Christine ate the hashbrains with ketchup but the rest of us ate them plain. The potatoes tasted great with Country Crock spread on them so there was no reason to hide them. I know my family is going to be requesting that I make these again!
Did you know that kids love Country Crock and that 8 out of 10 kids think veggies with Country Crock are delicious? It has 70% less saturated fat, 30% fewer calories than butter and 0g trans fat. It is RD approved and recommended in 2010 Dietary Guidelines. Country Crock is a good choice and there were several recipes in the cookbook that I want to make including the Rocket Ships with corn-on-the-cob!
Are you looking for quick and simple tips and recipes to make serving veggies more fun? Download the free Clare Crespo Cookbook here for fun and whimsical recipes your family is sure to love!