Try It Out Thursday- Hash Brown Waffles

Try it Out Thursday

Try It Out Thursday is dedicated to recipes, products or ideas that I find on Pinterest or receive in my e-mail. I tend to “pin” and save a lot of recipes and craft ideas and never try them so I decided that this will help me wade through the many pins and e-mails that I have.

I have seen a few pins on Pinterest about using a waffle iron to make hash browns. I have also seen a few comments on those pins about how it doesn’t work but it worked for me!!!

I was too lazy to shred my own potatoes and I had a bag of Simply Potatoes in the freezer so I defrosted the bag to avoid making a bigger mess than I needed to.

If you haven’t tried the Simply Potatoes products, they are GREAT!  They have lots of different products. You should check them out whenever you get the chance. They are quick and easy  and I always keep a bag handy in the freezer for moments such as this one!

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I plugged in my waffle iron and set it the highest temperature it had and let it heat.

I made these hash browns two different ways. One with cheese, the other with NO cheese.

 

Hash Brown Waffles with NO CHEESE

I took a handful of shredded potatoes and placed it on a paper plate with an absorbent paper towel and squeezed the water out of the potatoes. I figured that the less moisture the more likely the potatoes would stick together.

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I seasoned my potatoes with garlic powder and ground black pepper.

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I did not add any salt as that creates even more moisture. With my hands I mixed the potatoes around as to get all the seasoning mixed in.

 Once my waffle iron was good and hot, I opened it up and sprayed it with some cooking spray.

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Then I spread the potatoes onto the iron, closed it and let it set for 5 minutes. (I did have to press down a little harder than I thought to make sure the waffle iron was locked so I could flip it over easier)

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It was easy to pull the hash brown out of the waffle iron. I placed it on a plate and sprinkled a little kosher salt over it and then it was ready to eat!

 

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Hash Brown waffles WITH CHEESE

I took a handful of shredded potatoes and placed it on a paper plate with an absorbent paper towel and squeezed the water out of the potatoes. I figured that the less moisture the more likely the potatoes would stick together.

I seasoned my potatoes with garlic powder and ground black pepper. I did not add any salt as that creates even more moisture. I added a handful of shredded cheddar cheese. With my hands I mixed the potatoes around as to get all the seasoning and cheese mixed in throughly.

Once my waffle iron was good and hot, I opened it up and sprayed it with some cooking spray. Then I spread the potatoes onto the iron, closed it and let it set for 5 minutes. (I did have to press down a little harder than I thought to make sure the waffle iron was locked so I could flip it over easier)

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It was easy to pull the hash brown out of the waffle iron. I placed it on a plate and sprinkled a little kosher salt over it and then it was ready to eat!

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How did I eat my hash brown waffle?

I ate the one WITH CHEESE. I think that I like the consistency of that waffle better. It was crispier because of the cheese. I made myself two eggs, over easy, placed them on top of my waffle and sprinkled some chopped cilantro on top. Hubby worked late so it was a GREAT Sunday night dinner for one.

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Keep coming back to Try It Out Thursday!

If you have a recipe or idea you’d like for me to try, drop me an email at mykitchenisopen@gmail.com and I’ll see what I can do!

~Mrs Galvan~

 

4 thoughts on “Try It Out Thursday- Hash Brown Waffles

  1. Glad to see this works for someone! I tried it with a friend of mine, and our hashbrowns fell apart. (We didn’t put them on paper towels first though.)

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