How to Grate Potatoes in a Food Processor in 8 Easy steps!

If you are looking for a way to grate potatoes, then you have come to the right place! Grating potatoes is one of the most popular ways to use this healthy vegetable and it is also very easy.

Here are some tips on how to grate potatoes using a food processor:

1) Wash your potato well before grating.

2) Peel off any skin that you can find- do not just grate over them.

3) Cut the potato into quarters or sixths depending on its size.

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4) Place in the bowl with 1-2 tbsp of water per quarter/sixth (depending on size), and cover with cling film or saran wrap so it does not dry out in between steps. You should allow time for salting after the potatoes have been grated.

5) Grate the potato into a bowl and mix with salt to taste.

6) Add any other spices you may like at this point; Mix again.

7) Grease baking tray or foil, then grate peeled potatoes onto it. The more water that is used in mixing, the softer they will be when baked/fried.

8) Bake/fry in the oven or pan.

How to Grate Potatoes in a Food Processor
How to Grate Potatoes in a Food Processor?

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How do you Grate Potatoes in a Cuisinart Food Processor?

Get a clean, dry Cuisinart food processor. Put the grating disc on the business end of the food processor.

How do you Grate Potatoes in a Cuisinart Food Processor
How do you Grate Potatoes in a Cuisinart Food Processor?

If you are grating a large number of potatoes, fill up the bowl with cold water and then put your peeled potatoes in the water while you prepare everything else – otherwise, just peel your potatoes and dump them into whatever bowl you want to use for working with them.

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Put one or two whole peeled potatoes that have been cut up into smaller pieces into your food processor (the amount depends on how many people you’re feeding). Grate those potatoes until they are all gone (into a big bowl) or until you are sick of eating potato flakes I usually make sure that there is no green in my potato pile because it stinks when I’m grating.

COOKING TIP: It’s easier to grate small potatoes if you freeze them first. They’re frozen together in one big clump, and you can just throw away the green part that gets grated off. This way, your kitchen doesn’t fill up with potato-smell while you’re grating extras for leftovers or something else.

How do you Shred Potatoes with a Food Processor?

You can definitely shred potatoes by hand with a cheese grater, but it will take quite a bit of time. Using the shredder blade in your food processor saves so much time and you don’t have to worry about cutting yourself.

Place raw potatoes into the processor’s feed tube, then turn on a machine and use low speed until shredded. Turn off the machine, open the lid, and push any remaining potato through before turning back on for finer shredding. Repeat until desired consistency is reached.

How do you Shred Potatoes with a Food Processor
How do you Shred Potatoes with a Food Processor?

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Do you need to Peel Potatoes before Shredding them?

No. You can use peeled or unpeeled potatoes for most recipes. If you’re using unpeeled potatoes, however, it’s best to soak them in water (for about 10 minutes) and rinse off the dirt before shredding them – but be sure to drain well before adding to the food processor.

How do you Shred Potatoes in a Cuisinart Food Processor?

The Cuisinart has a large feed tube for potatoes, so it’s very easy.

Place raw potatoes into the processor’s feed tube, then turn on a machine and use low speed until shredded. Turn off the machine, open the lid, and push any remaining potato through before turning back on for finer shredding. Repeat until desired consistency is reached.

How to Shred Potatoes in KitchenAid Food Processor?

The KitchenAid food processor has a shredding disc, which operates just like the grating disc. You peel your potato and cut it up into smaller pieces – or you can use whole potatoes if you want big chunks in your hash browns or other dishes. Make sure that the bowl is full of water, and then turn on the machine (set to shred). At this point, it’s kind of hard to stop – so I recommend getting all of the ingredients together before starting this process.

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Like with the Cuisinart potato grater/flaker, go ahead and either continuously feed the KitchenAid with potatoes or make enough for one meal at once (depending on how many people are in your family).

How to Shred Sweet Potatoes in a Food Processor?

Cut-off ends. Cut sweet potatoes into 1-inch thick slices lengthwise, then cut into 2-inch chunks crosswise to make 4 wedges from each slice.

Cut the chunks into smaller pieces (as directed in the recipe) and process with wet hands or a potato masher until they are relatively smooth. It will still have some lumps but no big deal. This is much easier than trying to shred by hand!

How to Shred Sweet Potatoes in a Food Processor
How to Shred Sweet Potatoes in a Food Processor?

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Can you Shred Cheese in a Food Processor?

You can shred cheese in a food processor, but the texture won’t be as smooth as with a stand mixer.

Can you Shred Potatoes with a Cheese Grater?

Yes, you can shred potatoes with a cheese grater. You will need to use a lot of elbow grease and it will take a long time, but it’s doable.
If you don’t want to grate the potatoes by hand, try using the shredding blade attachment of your food processor.

How to Shred Potatoes without a Food Processor?

Shredding potatoes by hand is pretty time-consuming, but it can be done without a food processor.

 How to Shred Potatoes without a Food Processor
How to Shred Potatoes without a Food Processor?

If using raw potatoes:

Peel and cut potatoes into two-inch chunks. Place in a large pot of water (enough to cover the slices) and boil for about three minutes or until slightly soft but not falling apart (you should still be able to easily pierce with a fork). Drain well and cool before shredding by hand or processing with your machine’s shredding blade attachment.

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If using cooked potatoes:

Put cooked potato pieces in a large bowl, sprinkle liberally with salt, toss gently to coat evenly. Let stand for 10 minutes. Gently squeeze handfuls of potato over the bowl to wring out as much moisture as possible (you want the potatoes to be as dry as possible before adding other ingredients). Remove from bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Proceed with recipe as directed – if needed, gently knead dry clumps of potato back together until smooth.

Can you Grate Potatoes in a Blender?

I’ve done it, but since I don’t have a blender that makes large quantities of potato flakes very well, I would recommend using a food processor instead.

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How to Grate Potatoes in a Blender?

Potatoes don’t grate well in blenders because they just turn into mush. You might try cutting them up into smaller pieces and then processing them using the chopping blade on your blender, but the shredding blade would probably do a better job.

How to Grate Potatoes for Hash Browns?

If you’re making hash browns, just grate the potatoes directly into your frying pan. Make sure that there are no green parts in plain potato hash browns unless you really like the taste of sour green potato!

COOKING TIP: Do not make hash browns with leftover sweet or waxy potatoes. They’ll give your hash browns a bad taste.

How to Grate Potatoes for Hash Browns?

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How to Make Hash Browns?

Get a frying pan and turn on the stove to medium-high.

Wash and peel 4 potatoes (don’t use sweet or waxy potatoes) Grate them in a bowl with the large holes of a grater, then put them into your waiting for frying pan.

Add 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper to taste, 1/8 cup oil, 1/8 cup chopped onions, cook over med heat. Break up any clumps while cooking with a spatula. This will take about 10 minutes(depending on how big your pan is). Add 2 Tbsp minced garlic and saute’ for another minute or two – mixing with the other ingredients. Serve hot – especially nice with fried eggs!

Delicious hashbrowns – much better than home fries!

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How to Make Hash Browns
How to Make Hash Browns?

COOKING TIP: Easier clean-up if you use a non-stick frying pan. Press the hash browns down into a flat layer with your spatula, which will make them flip easier and cook faster, too. Don’t use metal utensils on non-stick surfaces or you’ll scratch it right off (ask me how I know). Instead, use plastic or wooden ones that won’t scratch the surface.

How to Make Hash Browns without a Grater?

If you don’t have a grater, try using a food processor.

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1. Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices, then cut the slices into 3/8 inch pieces.

Put the pieces in a large saucepan and add just enough water to cover them by about an inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover the pot and reduce the heat so that it barely simmers for about 10 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes thoroughly and let them cool down before handling them any further.

2. Put the drained potatoes into your food processor bowl fitted with either its slicing or shredding blade (depending on how fine you want your hash browns). Pour some oil onto them and process them until they are the desired size.

3. Cook in a skillet over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking or burning. Sprinkle seasonings such as salt and pepper to taste.

Box Grater vs Food Processor

One of the most common questions in my inbox is: Which do you prefer, a box grater or a food processor?

I think they both work well for shredding potatoes. In general, if I’m in a hurry and don’t want to waste time slicing up potatoes into 1/8″ strips first, then I use the box grater; otherwise, I usually just use the food processor instead because the shreds are so much finer that way.

If you have lots of potatoes to grate, either can be used – it’s pretty quick with either oneā€¦ maybe 3-5 minutes per potato depending on how fast your processor is.

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Can I use a Food Processor instead of a Grater?

Yes. It works great! You just have to be careful not to overheat it. Turn the bowl around while you’re processing food so the motor doesn’t get hot and seize up.

What is the Best Food Processor for Grating?

A Cuisinart is the best food processor for grating. It’s great to have one as a standard appliance that you can always rely on to do what it is supposed to do without much fuss.

The less expensive processors are actually better than those really expensive models that are geared more towards baking and making bread doughs (how to make perfect dough with a food processor) in addition to processing your cuisine, so buy the cheapest if you want a good machine.

Hey, I’m all for saving money! You can also get an old-fashioned chunked cheesemaker (for making long strings of cheddar) or even use a mortar and pestle for things like garlic powder or nutmeg – just be creative with what you have around the house!

  • Includes new chopping blade, three slicing/shredding discs, spatula
  • Ideal for making dough, slicing vegetables, shredding cheese, mincing garlic and herbs, mixing batters, emulsifying
  • 11-cup work bowl large enough for a family.UC Cubic Feet: 1.07
  • Extra-large feed tube for larger food slices. Stainless steel thin slicing disc (2mm) and medium slicing disc (4mm)
  • Five-year full motor warranty, three-year limited entire unit warranty

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