Hash browns can be a nice part of breakfast or a side with a grilled sandwich. There are quite a few varieties available at the market if you don't feel like using a potato ricer or shredding your own potatoes with a grater.
Ore Ida is a big name in the frozen section. When Doug was looking at griddle tips he came across a guy who did a comparison of frozen and a refrigerated package called Simply Potatoes. The refrigerated ones have turned out crispier and better than the frozen potatoes.