Crusty Hash Brown Potatoes with Scrambled Eggs and Spiced Applesauce

  • Yield 12 servings
  • Prep 35 mins
  • Cook 180 mins


18-20 medium red skinned potatoes
4 cups chopped onion
Non-stick cooking spray, as needed
1-1/2 teaspoon Salt to taste
3/4 teaspoon Pepper, freshly ground to taste
1-1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
2-1/4 cup chopped green onion
6 cups low cholesterol egg substitute
6 tablespoons fresh chopped tarragon or parsley
6 cups spiced applesauce, warm (recipe follows)
Spiced Applesauce
12-14 cooking apples
1-1/2 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cup California Walnuts or Spiced Walnuts (see recipe)
Spiced Walnuts
1 egg, use white only
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups chopped California walnuts



  1. Grate or cut up potatoes and toss with onion.
  2. Coat 1 large non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray – or use a flat-top griddle.  Add potato and onion mixture and season with salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Cook onions and potatoes, turning them with a wide spatula about every 4 minutes, until browned and crusty, about 15 minutes in all.  Potatoes will hold, kept uncovered in a bain marie or cooler part of the grill, for about 45 minutes; turn them occasionally.  Toss 1 cup hot potatoes with 2 tablespoons (1/2 oz.) chopped walnuts.


  1. Coat a small skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over heat.  Add 3 tablespoons green onion and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add ½ cup egg substitute, seasoned if desired with salt and pepper, and cook until softly set.
  3. Stir in ½ tablespoon chopped tarragon or parsley.
  4. Serve immediately with walnut potatoes and applesauce.


  1. Peel and core apples and cut into 1-inch chunks.  Place in a pot with the water then cover and cook, stirring frequently, until apples are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Mash apples until texture is as smooth as you wish.  Then add lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon.

Per Order:  Stir 2 tablespoons spiced walnuts into ½ cup warm applesauce and serve immediately.


  1. Preheat the oven to 225F and line a large shallow baking pan with foil.
  2. Combine the egg white and water and beat until foamy.  Add the nuts and toss to coat.  Pour the mixture into a colander or strainer and let drain 2-3 minutes.
  3. Combine the sugar, cinnamon and allspice in a plastic or paper bag, shaking the bag to combine all the ingredients.  Add the walnuts, hold the bag shut and shake vigorously to coat the nuts.  Spread the nuts in one layer on the prepared baking sheet – it’s okay if they touch – and bake for 2 hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes.  Cool completely, stirring occasionally and breaking them apart if they are stuck together.  Don’t worry if they stick to the foil; it is easy to peel them off. Store in a tightly-capped jar.
  4. Makes about 2 cups.



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