This is a quick and easy breakfast potato waffles recipe. You can enjoy the crispy waffles with a fried egg and a side of bacon, or if you prefer a sweet version, then serve it with syrup and butter. Personally, I enjoy them hot straight off the waffle iron, with a little salt. It is almost like a large waffle-shaped french fry.
The potatoes that are used in this dish are boiled and mashed beforehand so it is also handy when you have leftover mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes are then mixed with flour and butter before they are fried on a hot waffle iron. The result is a crispy waffle that has a light potato flavor and is quite filling.
Below is the complete recipe including making the mashed potatoes from scratch.
Mashed Potato Waffles Recipe
- 1 Waffle Iron
- 3 Large Potatoes (600gr)
- 4 Tbsp Flour
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 100 ml Warm Milk
- 1 Tbsp Oil for greasing the waffle iron
- Add the salt and water to a pot and then boil the potatoes for approx 30 to 40 minutes until cooked through.
- Warm the milk and mix 1 Tbsp butter into the milk until it is melted.
- Mash the potatoes and the milk and butter together until finely mashed.
- Allow the mash to cool to room temperature.
- Add the egg and flour to your mashed potatoes and mix together thoroughly.
- Preheat your waffle iron nd grease the surface of the iron by brushing lightly with oil.
- Add approx 1 cup of mash to the waffle iron and cook until light brown and crispy.
- Remove from the waffle iron and serve warm.
- Always follow the direction for your specific brand of waffle iron.
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The waffles can be reheated either by returning them to your waffle iron for a few minutes or by popping them into a warm oven. an air fryer or even your toaster.
The recipe is very similar to a hash brown waffle recipe with the exception that hash browns are made with shredded potato with a little shredded onion inside for extra flavoring. The mixture is added to the waffle iron raw and so takes a while longer to cook on the waffle iron. This can result in a hash brown waffle that is too crispy on the outside but with an undercooked inner. This is the reason that I personally prefer the mashed potato waffles recipe above.