I saw an awesome idea on this blog about making hash browns in a waffle iron! I decided I had to give it a shot. I haven’t tried to make hash browns in years, mostly because they never seem to stay together in patties or whatever-else-shape I try to form!
This was a really neat way to make them! It definitely wasn’t a fast frying method, but it was pretty easy.
Waffle Iron Hash Browns
5 (or so!) potatoes, peeled and shredded
1/4 medium onion, chopped fine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Mix all the ingredients together (except the olive oil).
2. Liberally grease the waffle iron, and plug it in. When it’s hot, scoop the potato mixture onto the iron and close the lid. Resist the urge to lift the lid for quite a while. Depending on the thickness of your “waffles,” it may take as long as 10 minutes to get them nice and crispy.
Important: If you don’t want a “waffle hash brown mound,” make sure you re-grease the iron every time you put more potatoes on! I have an “olive oil mister” that works great for greasing the iron.