This post at the blog Free the Animal inspired me to try making hash browns on my Cuisinart sandwich grill.
I peeled and shredded one red-skin potato, tossed with 1 teaspoon canola oil, and put it in the grill. I would say the results were mixed. They got a good crust, and they cooked through in the middle, but the whole thing was kind of tough and not very flavorful. If I tried it again I might use russet potatoes and par-cook them first.
5 oz. shredded potato with 1 tsp. oil: 140 calories
Egg: 70 calories