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Kitchen: Hash Browns @ Louie’s Cafe

Potatoes have a storied, delicate history when it comes to the Irish. While the Great Potato Famine between 1845 and 1849 is certainly one of the darkest times of the Irish heritage, potatoes have also provided nourishment for decades before and after those terrible years.

Today, potatoes are still an incredible source of fuel for people because of their cheap cost and satisfying nature. It’s one of the few food items that makes perfect sense for every meal of the day. French fries are great at lunch, roasted red or twice baked potatoes are a perfect companion for your steak at dinner time, and, of course, hash browns in the morning.

And with St. Patrick’s Day upon us, we’ll need all the breakfast help we can get to remedy that headache for the next morning. One of the best places you can your hash brown fix is at Louie’s.

Louie’s is an LSU institution where students have flocked to their counter for 75 years for a quick, greasy hangover cure. Their hash brown bowls are made of thick cut potatoes and a wide variety of toppings. Salty and savory, some filling options include chili and cheese, or some include mushrooms, Colby jack cheese, and sour cream while others are just potatoes — pure and simple. Whichever option you go for, you can bet that this classic breakfast grub will fix you up and get you ready for the day despite the night you just had.

Whether your perfect hangover cure consists of a blue Powerade and aspirin, or a breakfast buffet that would make Betty Crocker blush, it’s hard to argue the merits of the classic hash browns. Take a trip to Louie’s for your hash brown fix and get that groggy morning off to a better start.

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