I just buy the pre-shredded frozen Russet Burbank, heat it in a pan with a bit of oil, flip it all when it browns on one side, and then cut it up into portion sized chunks at the end, adding a little salt and pepper. It's not bourgeoisie, but it will do.
Yeah, pretty much what I do as well. I despise using a shredder and end up shredding at least one finger in the process..... I do throw in chopped onion with mine, but I'm weird.