I’m obsessed with making things other than waffles in my waffle iron, which is something you’ll learn over the next few months if you continue following my food blog. That’s what triggered this waffle iron hash brown recipe. Oh, and the fact that my favorite skillet was dirty.
Waffle iron hash browns are easy to make and require minimal effort. I recommend this recipe to college students without full kitchens. You can also fry bacon in a waffle iron (more on that another day in the near future), so you can make this entire recipe with a waffle iron if you don’t have an oven or microwave.
Start by preparing your bacon. I do this in the oven using this technique. Also, I make way more than 4 pieces because I like to eat half of my bacon while the waffles cook.
Resist the urge to shove all of the hot, crispy bacon in your mouth as you crumble some for your hash browns. Let it cool before crumbling unless you want to burn your fingers.
Combine hash browns, green onions, crumbled bacon, garlic powder, eggs, shredded cheddar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well. I use my fingers for this, but use a fork or something if you’re more of a domestic diva than I am.
Slop some of your hash brown mix on the waffle iron after you’ve doused it with cooking spray or olive oil. I forgot to do this once and ended up scraping hash browns off my waffle iron for like 15 minutes.
You can put more hash browns in than I did because they’ll shrink as they cook. I took the pic too soon.
Heat for 5 to 10 minutes on medium heat. When your hash browns are done they’ll look like this, possibly a little prettier.
Top your hash brown waffles with shredded cheddar, cilantro, sour cream, and salsa, if desired. They’re delicious plain, too.
One triangle of a waffle iron hash brown is surprisingly filling, so you might not want to eat the entire thing. I’ve found that my waffle iron hash browns freeze well for several weeks and can also go in the fridge for a few days. I’m not sure what happens after that since I always eat them pretty quickly.
Here’s one more picture of my waffle iron hash brown recipe because YOLO. Or something.
Here’s my printer-friendly, Pinterest-enabled recipe for hash brown waffles:
What’s your favorite breakfast recipe?