Waffle Iron Hash Browns are a delicious and fun recipe to try for a weekend breakfast.
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.
It all starts with shredded potato mixed with a little rosemary, salt and pepper. Into the waffle iron it goes!
My recommended waffle iron is THIS ONE. I love that it can make two waffles at once.
And then it comes out like this!!
Perfectly waffled! And Hash-Brown-Perfect too- crispy on the edges and potato cooked through.
I opt 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!)
Here are a few more breakfast potato recipes you might enjoy:
- Susie’s Breakfast Potatoes
- Skillet Breakfast Potatoes
- Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole
- Old Bay Potato Latkes
Waffle Iron Hash Browns
- One 10-ounce Russet baking potato, peeled and shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon butter, melted
- grated cheese, sour cream, bacon or ketchup (as desired, for serving)
- Preheat the waffle iron on medium.
- 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.)
- In a large bowl, combine the shredded potato, pepper, rosemary and salt.
- With a silicone brush, spread the butter on both sides of the waffle iron.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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!
- Note: the nutritional information does not include any toppings.
These are delicious, easy and everyone here at my house loves them.
I know what I will be making for breakfast tomorrow! This looks amazing and will be a great way to start my day, indeed!
These were amazing and so easy to make! Thanks!
Such a fun way to serve hash browns! Like you, we added the cheese and a little bacon. So yummy!
Absolutely LOVE this idea! So crispy and delicious!
Can you make this with frozen hashbrowns?
Should the potato be cooked before shredding or raw?
Raw- it will cook in the waffle iron.
Has anyone tried making these? 10 minutes seems like a long time for them to cook in the waffle iron without burning?
Has anyone tried this with frozen shredded hashbrowns? I have some in the freezer…I might have to try it!!
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!
Fun recipe, and it has me craving breakfast for dinner! Thanks for the link love Lori!
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!
Time for me to dust off my waffle iron because this looks Awesome!
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! 🙂
Holy yum! I am craving this in a big way!
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! ;-))
This is too fun!!
What a fantastic idea – I love anything crispy!
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!
What a brilliant way to make sure you get perfectly crispy hash browns
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!
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! 🙂
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.
Oh my, I don’t think my husband will ever leave the table on the weekends!
oh yum! am gonna fry an egg to top those hash browns off ? tfs 🙂
these are amazing. I love hash browns and this makes them easy and fast.