Waffle Iron Hash Browns

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Extra crispy, perfectly golden hash browns combined with onions, cheese, and chives and cooked in just minutes right in your waffle iron!

Waffle Iron Hash Browns

I have to say, nothing cuts to the core of me like a crispy potato. And these suckers, are crisp-pay. I have tried making hash browns all sorts of ways, but this is the first one to actually land itself on the blog. I’ve pretty much failed at every other attempt that I’ve made to get hash browns to come out this crispy. I had no idea that the secret was to use a waffle iron!

Hash Browns in waffle iron

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How to make waffle iron hash browns:

-First and foremost, using frozen hash browns from the grocery store is a huge time-saver.

-Make sure the waffle iron is well-coated with nonstick cooking spray. Before closing the lid, give the top of the potatoes a little spray.

-Add in some finely diced onions and lots of shredded cheddar cheese, the flavor is unreal.

-Don’t worry about keep the potatoes together, they are meant to fall apart. This just means that every single individual piece of grated potato is super crispy and flavorful.

-Don’t be afraid to load up the waffle iron. The potatoes and onions decrease in size as they cook so you end up with less volume than what you start with.

-Open the lid to check on the potatoes as often as you want, then use a fork to remove them once they are as crisp as you want them to be!

Hash Browns

Using a whole potato instead of frozen:

Russet potatoes are the best if you choose to grate your own because they are full of starch which means they’ll get nice and crisp!

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Servings: 2
Waffle Iron Hash Browns
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hash Brown Recipe, Waffle Iron hash browns

Extra crispy, perfectly golden hash browns combined with onions, cheese, and chives and cooked in just minutes right in your waffle iron!

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup frozen hash browns
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup onions diced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chives diced
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the waffle iron and coat the top and bottom with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl and place in the pre-heated waffle iron. Waffle iron sizes may differ but simply load it up with as much potato mixture as will comfortably fit. It will decrease in size as it cooks. Top the potatoes with a little more nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Close the waffle iron and wait until the indicator says that it’s done, about 4 minutes. (Or just under 2 minutes on each side if yours rotates)

  4. Open the lid. If you would like for the potatoes to be crispier or cooked further, simply close the lid and continue to cook. You can check on them as often as you want to until your desired consistency is obtained.
  5. Use a fork to lift the potatoes out of the iron. Place on a serving plate and top with a delicious egg if desired!
Recipe Notes

I used Grown in Idaho thick cut hash browns for this recipe.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 440, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 597mg, Potassium: 642mg, Carbohydrates: 37g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 11.1%, Vitamin C: 19.9%, Calcium: 32.5%, Iron: 4.6%

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