These potato waffles taste very similar to potato pancakes or latkes but are thicker and have a crisp, golden crust that the waffle maker creates.
2 1/2 lbs potatoes (about 6 medium potatoes), grated on box grater
1 small onion, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
oil, to brush on the waffle iron
- Preheat the waffle iron. Grate the potatoes and onion on a box grater, most of the potatoes on the medium holes of the box grater and 1/4 of the potatoes on the small holes of the box grater.
- In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, ground black pepper, egg, and flour until evenly mixed. Remove excess liquid from that settles at the top of the bowl with a large spoon.
- Spoon 1/4 of the potato mixture into the preheated waffle iron, close and cook until golden and crisp on the outside, 5-8 minutes. You should have about 4 waffles total, if you use a Belgian waffle maker.
- Serve the potato waffles hot, with butter, sour cream and green onions.
Note: You can also add grated cheese, cubed ham, sausage, cooked bacon, green onions or other herbs to the potatoes for added flavor and texture.
Author: Olga at olgasflavorfactory.com