The waffle maker is an excellent tool to not only make delicious sweet waffles that are more of a dessert, like Belgian waffles, but can be used for delicious savory meals too, like these incredible Potato Waffles. They taste very similar to potato pancakes or latkes but are thicker and have a crisp, golden crust that the waffle maker creates.
2 1/2 lbs potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes), grated on box grater
1 small onion, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
oil, to brush on the waffle iron
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Grate the potatoes and onion on a box grater, most of the potatoes on the medium holes of the box grater and 1/4 of the potatoes on the small holes of the box grater.
- In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, ground black pepper, egg, and flour until evenly mixed. Remove excess liquid from that settles at the top of the bowl with a large spoon.
- Spoon 1/4 of the potato mixture into the preheated waffle iron, close and cook until golden and crisp on the outside, 5-8 minutes. You should have about 4 waffles total, if you use a Belgian waffle maker.
- Serve the potato waffles hot, with butter, sour cream and green onions.
You can also add grated cheese, cubed ham, sausage, cooked bacon, green onions or other herbs to the potatoes for added flavor and texture.
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