Crispy Hash Brown Waffles | Recipe

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I love potato. I love waffles. Put ’em all together, and what have you got? You’ve got Crispy Hash Brown Waffles – and what a combination they make!

Guess who got a waffle iron?! Since I purchased this marvellous piece of equipment, all I’ve managed to make is Crispy, Golden Hash Brown Waffles. Not because I have no other recipes, but because they are just so darn crispy and delicious!

Crispy Golden Hash Brown Waffles make a perfect side for breakfast or brunch

I could eat these delicious Hash Brown Waffles all day, every day.

There’s a few important steps you need to take to make these hash browns crispy and light, the most important of which is squeezing as much water as possible out of the potatoes. You can use a cheese cloth or similar for this, but I’m thrifty, so I use the leg off a cheap pair of (clean) tights. They work absolutely perfectly, at a fraction of the price!

Adding a little melted butter to the mixture is also common in helping them crisp up, but I find the cooking spray works really well, without piling on the calories. By all means, substitute the spray for 1tbsp of melted butter though, should you prefer it.

These waffles are made using grated potatoes, and the perfect accompaniment for a fried breakfast

Let’s talk sides, toppings, and accompaniments. 

It’s important business.

I would recommend topping a pile of these hash brown waffles with a poached egg and some wilted spinach – but that’s personal preference. These make the perfect side for a fry up. Get some bacon, sausages, sautéed mushroom, and eggs on the side of those waffles – then sit back and enjoy. What a perfect weekend breakfast!

I can confirm, the day of the classic waffle is over. If you’ve got a waffle iron at home, experiment! Hash brown waffles, egg waffles, sweet potato waffles – the list is endless. Make sure you’re making the most of yours. It’s the best investment I’ve made in weeks!

Crispy Hash Brown Waffles
Yields 2
Crispy, tasty, and totally delicious!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 3 medium rooster potatoes
  2. Smoked paprika
  3. Salt
  4. Black Pepper
  5. Low calorie cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F, and your waffle iron to quite a high heat.
  2. Set up your food processor with the grater attached. Use this to grate all your potatoes.
  3. Transfer grated potato to a cheese cloth or similar fabric. Squeeze out as much water as you can.
  4. Place the dried potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika and mix well. I like to spray the mixture with some cooking spray at this point too, and mix again. This helps coat the potato with the seasoning.
  6. When your waffle iron is ready, spray it generously with cooking spray and spread the grated potato mixture across the iron (don't be shy with it - put a good bit in there).
  7. Close the waffle iron, pressing it down as you do so. Then leave the mixture to cook for around 10 minutes, until the outside and edges are golden and crispy.
  8. Transfer your waffles to a baking tray and bake for a further 10-15 minutes until they're hot, crispy, and golden brown.
  9. Serve with the sides or toppings of your choice, and enjoy!
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