Hash Browns Made in the Waffle Iron

Here is a delicious and fun recipe to try for a weekend breakfast:  Hash Browns Made in the Waffle Iron

Waffled Hash Browns

This is one of those recipes where the outcome turned out to be a super exciting and delightful surprise!  I’m just going to state it right up front:  Hash Browns made in the waffle iron are the way to go, People!  SO DARN GOOD.


The recipe comes from this super cool, new book from Daniel Shumski:  Will It Waffle?  He shows you how to make all kinds of things using your waffle iron, and they really work!  I think it’s a super cute book to work through with your kids.  And it would also be a fun gift for the holidays:  waffle iron + the book.  I have already tried the Waffled Banana Bread, and my family LOVED it.  Other fun recipes in the book that my son and I plan on experimenting with:  Griddle Grilled Cheese, Spaghetti and Waffled Meatballs, Waffled Macaroni and Cheese, Waffled Chicken Fingers, Waffled Onion Rings, Waffled Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Waffled Apple Pie.

Waffled Hash Browns - Will it Waffle

It all starts with shredded potato mixed with a little rosemary, salt and pepper.  Into the waffle iron it goes!

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And then it comes out like this!!

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Perfectly waffled!  And Hash-Brown-Perfect too- crispy on the edges and potato cooked through.

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I opted to top my Hash Browns made in the waffle iron with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream, crispy bacon and a sprinkle of fresh rosemary.  In the author’s headnotes on this recipe, he states: “If I ever open a diner, these are going on the menu. Nothing else.  Just these.”  I COMPLETELY AGREE!!!  These were the best hash browns ever.  Split between me and my husband, it was the perfect treat for a weekend breakfast (though I would have happily eaten the whole waffled hash brown myself!)

Waffled Hash Browns

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time:20 min

Cook Time:15 min


1 russet (baking) potato, about 10-ounces, peeled and shredded
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
grated cheese, sour cream, bacon or ketchup (for serving)


1. Preheat the waffle iron on medium.

2. Squeeze the shredded potato with a towel until it's as dry as you can manage (excess liquid is the enemy of crispiness; your potatoes will steam if they aren't dried well.)

3. In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded potato, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

4. With a silicone brush, spread the butter on both sides of the waffle iron.

5. Pile the shredded potatoes into the waffle iron- overstuff the waffle iron a bit- and close the lid. (The pressure of the lid will compress the potatoes and help them emerge as a cohesive waffled unit.)

6. After 2 minutes, press down a bit on the lid to further compress the potatoes. (Careful: The lid maybe hot.) Check the potatoes after 10 minutes. They should be just starting to turn golden brown in places.

7. When the potatoes are golden brown throughout, 1 to 2 minutes more, carefully remove them from the waffle iron. Serve with grated cheese, sour cream and/or ketchup. I added bacon too!

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com (Reprinted with permission from the Workman Publishing. Recipe from Will It Waffle- 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron by Daniel Shumski. Copyright 2014)

More Hash Brown recipes you may enjoy:
Hashbrown Casserole by Never Enough Thyme
Cheesy Pepper and Onion Hashbrowns by Aggie’s Kitchen
Crispy Hashbrowns by Food on the Food
Funeral Potatoes by Barbara Bakes
Spiralized Hash Browns by Tasty Eats at Home

Disclosure:  There are Amazon affiliate links included within this post.  This cookbook was given to me for review purposes.  All opinions shared are my own.

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  • Geny wrote:

    Has anyone tried this with frozen shredded hashbrowns? I have some in the freezer…I might have to try it!!

  • Gloria // Simply Gloria wrote:

    Lori, now I know what to make for the fam on Sunday morning! I may have to make way more than expected… they LOVE hash browns!

  • Aggie wrote:

    Fun recipe, and it has me craving breakfast for dinner! Thanks for the link love Lori!

  • Amelia wrote:

    This book came into our library last week and I wanted to try nearly everything in the book…so I went out to get a waffle iron (I have been wanting one anyway). I can’t wait to try these!

  • Nicole wrote:

    Time for me to dust off my waffle iron because this looks Awesome!

  • Betsy @ Desserts Required wrote:

    OMG…I fell in love with this picture on Pinterest and HAD to come over to read the recipe and see what it is all about. I am so impressed that you shared any with your husband! 🙂

  • Stephanie @ Back For Seconds wrote:

    Holy yum! I am craving this in a big way!

  • Kate @ Diethood wrote:

    Oh wow!! Now why didn’t I think of that?? This makes Sunday mornings that much better!! And gives me more time to spend with my coffee! ;-))

  • Kristen wrote:

    This is too fun!!

  • Millie | Add A Little wrote:

    What a fantastic idea – I love anything crispy!

  • Amy @Very Culinary wrote:

    This reminds me of when Kathy (a la Panini Happy) came out with her cookbook and I was stunned at all the things you could make on the panini press, other than sandwiches. Now I want…er, NEED…this book too. Just awesome. Pinned, my dear!

  • sue/the view from great island wrote:

    Absolutely brilliant!!

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie wrote:

    What a brilliant way to make sure you get perfectly crispy hash browns

  • Coleens Recipes wrote:

    Just brilliant!!

  • Barbara @ Barbara Bakes wrote:

    This is such a great idea. I’m going to try it soon. Sounds like a fun book. Thanks for linking to my funeral potatoes!

  • Jennifer wrote:

    I recently saw a fun waffle recipe on Pinterest. It was cornbread waffles served with chili on top! Looked amazing with all the sour cream and cheese piled on, too. Will have to give these a hash rows a try. Everything is better waffled! 🙂

  • Lana@NeverEnoughThyme wrote:

    I had not heard of this cookbook before, but what a fun idea making things in the waffle iron! Those hash browns look so nice and crispy. Thanks for including a link to my hashbrown casserole.

  • Jen wrote:

    Oh my, I don’t think my husband will ever leave the table on the weekends!

  • deborah wrote:

    oh yum! am gonna fry an egg to top those hash browns off ? tfs 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      great idea!

  • John Hutchens wrote:

    these are amazing. I love hash browns and this makes them easy and fast.