All you need are the following:
- Potatoes (2 per person)
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and Pepper
Shred the potatoes. If you don't have a food processor you can do this with a cheese grater. It will just take a while.
Cook on medium heat until cooked about half way through (about 4 minutes). Cut into fourths and flip. Add a tablespoon of oil to the center of the pan and move pan around to distribute under the potatoes. If you don't add more oil you will burn this side. Cook on medium heat again. After the potatoes are cooked turn heat up to high and brown on each side. Should take about 10-15 minute per pan, total.
To make a more savory dish you could add chunks of ham, cheese, and/or any sauteed vegetable. Sauteed onions are delicious in this! Just add the already cooked meat or veggie to the potatoes, then follow directions above.