Hash browns are generally not the most healthy breakfast item. They are either pan fried or deep fried in a generous amount of oil. This creative version utilizes your waffle iron in order to reduce the amount of oil, as well as making hash browns quick and easy!
For crispier potatoes, be sure to wring out as much water as possible after letting them soak. I neglected to do this on one of my batches and the hash browns turned out a bit mushy and fell apart. This is how you learn though.
In my recipe, I used shredded Russet potatoes with the skin on. However, for even easier waffle iron hash browns, you can pick up a bag of hash browns in the freezer section of your grocery store. I have even seen people place tater tots in the waffle iron for an easy alternative.
In my opinion, shredding a few potatoes is quick enough for me. Plus, my freezer is jam-packed full of leftovers from That Oven Feelin’, so space is at a premium.
For easy removal from the waffle iron, I just spray the iron with a bit of cooking spray. This ensures that the waffle iron hash browns are removed in one piece. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste.
I think using a waffle iron is a great trick to make a quick and easy potato breakfast. Be sure to check out my other kitchen tip for shredding chicken easily!
- 2 medium Russet or Yukon potatoes, grated
- cooking spray
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Soak the grated potatoes in cold water for at least 10 minutes, or until ready for use.
- Preheat the waffle iron, if needed.
- Using a clean kitchen towel, wring out the water from the potatoes. Then, use a paper towel to pat them dry. It is important that the potatoes are dry so they will become crispy. Season them with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Spray the waffle iron with a little cooking spray to keep the hash browns from sticking. Add an even layer of hash browns to the iron and cook until golden brown. Due to the differences in waffle machines, keep an eye on the first batch to determine the correct amount of cooking time.
- Enjoy while warm!
Source: Aunt B of course!