>>13041 Hash browns are supposed to contain onion.
They're not supposed to contain Maize Starch, though, the bastards. There's no need.
Gits. Nice idea otherwise, although if they look as manky as they do on the bag picture, no great loss.
Hash browns are a bit of a faff to make, but I cheat by using dried onion to soak up some of the water from the potato grating, and they come up nicely.
>>13043 It comes and goes. Pea starch does much the same* and was evidently cheaper until last year, when Maize made a comeback. Hell, even potato starch makes for a nice crispiness, and they've used it in the product.
* except pea starch doesn't make my mouth blister and mean I'm shitting rusty water for a couple of days. Sage for whining. I'll get by without these lovelies, but I might get some dried onion in.
>>13044 Also: These aren't battered or breaded products, where I'd expect to find the bastard stuff. They've snuck it in where it's of marginal benefit.
Unlike Merkin food, not _everything_ in this country gets a healthy dose of subsidised corn products.