Waffles in a waffle iron
8 Ways To Cook Potatoes In A Waffle Iron
Cook Whole Potato
Microwave baby potatoes or just smaller spuds until soft enough to poke with a fork. Ensure the skin isn't too wrinkly and the inside is soft and mashable.
Coat either the spuds or the iron with grease, then flatten them into the waffle iron creases. Cook for about two minutes or until they reach your desired crispiness.
Reuse Mashed Spuds
Add an egg and a pinch of flour to leftover mashed potatoes to make their consistency resemble waffle batter. Scoop or pour the batter into the waffle iron.
You can also use a box of instant mashed potatoes instead of leftover mashed potatoes and then follow the recipe as usual for a quick and fun dinner side dish.
Hash Brown Waffle
Take shredded potatoes, grease your waffle iron, and spread the potato strips out to the corners and edges of the iron before toasting them.
In cooking icon Ina Garten's version, you shred potatoes using a box grater and add in some yellow onion for a bit of a twist before using the waffle iron to toast them.
Add Sweet Potatoes
Chop sweet potatoes and boil them until you can poke them easily with a fork and mash them. In another bowl, make waffle batter and mix in mashed sweet potatoes.
Cook your sweet potato waffle just as you would any other waffle and add your preferred topping to enjoy a perfect sweet and savory waffle.
Frozen Tater Tots
Next time you're in a pinch with a craving for tater tots, speed up the process by popping your frozen tots into a waffle iron for a quick and crispy result.
For loaded tater tots, layer some cheese on top and cook them in the waffle iron until the cheese is melted and the tater tots are toasty. Serve with fried or scrambled eggs.