You know those shredded hash browns, like at the Loco Diner? Doing that at home isn't too difficult. Just take a potato and shred it with a grater. The trick is to drain off all the juice left over. You can press the shredded potatoes into a strainer, or use paper towels and squeeze the water out. The trick is to have the shredded potatoes as dry as possible when they hit the pan.