Similar to latkes but the waffle iron makes a lot more crunchy surface area and steams the potatoes perfectly. Serve immediately with your favorite hash brown toppings.

Janel

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 waffles
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.

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  • Place shredded potatoes in a bowl. Pour enough cold water over potatoes to cover; soak for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and rinse to remove starch. Squeeze water out of potatoes by hand or by rolling in a clean kitchen towel and twisting towel to wring out water.

  • Toss potatoes with oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl until evenly coated. Stir eggs into potato mixture.

  • Spoon half the potato mixture into preheated waffle iron; cook until potatoes are tender and golden brown, 5 to 8 minutes. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe is sized for a large Belgian waffle maker but can be made with any kind of waffle maker. This produces a lot of steam so I usually set up the iron on my stove and turn on the vent fan.

Fresh or frozen packaged potato shreds can be substituted, skip step 2. Diced onions, peppers, ham, or other veggies and meats can be added but cheese tends to burn before the potatoes are cooked.

Nutrition Facts

372 calories; protein 11g 22% DV; carbohydrates 40.9g 13% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 186mg 62% DV; sodium 669mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2014
We are having a snowy day and since I had frozen shredded potatoes in the freezer this seemed like a good thing to try. I let the frozen potatoes thaw although they were still cold and I added a diced onion that I carmelized before adding. I must say that like waffles, my first one did not come out. My mistake was not spreading out the potatoes but piling it up in the center just like waffle batter. That didn't work and it was a mushy pile after 20 minutes. Once I spread it out thin, they cooked crispy and delicious. I believe I would add more than one onion next time (this one was rather small) and a little more garlic salt. Overall this was a good experience and we will do it again. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2015
I like the convenience of this don't have to keep watching the potatoes cook. Like other reviewers I added onion to this as I always put onion in my hash browns and put cheese on top to finish it. I did not like the egg in this I felt it detracted from the taste and made too bland. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2014
We are having a snowy day and since I had frozen shredded potatoes in the freezer this seemed like a good thing to try. I let the frozen potatoes thaw although they were still cold and I added a diced onion that I carmelized before adding. I must say that like waffles, my first one did not come out. My mistake was not spreading out the potatoes but piling it up in the center just like waffle batter. That didn't work and it was a mushy pile after 20 minutes. Once I spread it out thin, they cooked crispy and delicious. I believe I would add more than one onion next time (this one was rather small) and a little more garlic salt. Overall this was a good experience and we will do it again. Thanks! Read More
(70)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2014
After reading the reviews, I followed the other reviewers’ suggestions of adding onions, thinly spreading the potatoes onto the waffle griddle, and cooking smaller waffles for five minutes. If you are making smaller waffles as I did, I recommend preheating your oven for 200° to keep them warm while the others are cooking because it does take some time to cook them all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2014
well let me tell you; i love this method a lot better than standing over a stove frying greasy potato pancakes!! i added some grated onion to this; soaked along with the potatoes and used my salad spinner to dry. thanks so much for the post Janel! will make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2014
I actually used some thawed tater tots to speed things up! Added real bacon bits and some sharp cheese also....It was excellent! Make sure you oil or spray the waffle iron liberally when adding cheese. Do not open for about 8 minutes...came out crispy and delicious! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2014
Fun simple and delicious! I used a bag of refrigerated shredded hash browns so I omitted step 2. I also added in some onion powder but would like to try adding fresh onion next time. I could see adding a lot of different spices. I made mine smaller and got 6 out of the recipe. I cooked them about 5 mins. or so. I was worried about them sticking but they didn't. Very cool and a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2014
Creative! I liked the addition of smoked paprika and garlic for some extra flavor. This makes for a great breakfast sandwich also. Just use in place of toast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2014
Wow, this worked great! I had a hard time getting them out of my waffle iron so I basically picked it up and dumped them, lol! I used my own seasoning with store bought refrigerator hash browns. I also used less oil but I made sure the iron had Pam on it. These were great and really fast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2015
This was a success...I was looking to make a fun breakfast on a snow day so I made a half recipe using defrosted and drained frozen hash browns. I am sure you could season according to your preference very easily - My waffle iron makes three small round waffles about the size of an English muffin half so I made some poached eggs and used the hash brown waffles as the base - so we had gluten-free Eggs benedict! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2015
I like the convenience of this don't have to keep watching the potatoes cook. Like other reviewers I added onion to this as I always put onion in my hash browns and put cheese on top to finish it. I did not like the egg in this I felt it detracted from the taste and made too bland. Read More
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