These southwestern hash brown waffles are packed with green onions, ham, red pepper and topped with a spicy poached egg for a crispy delicious breakfast.
When I thought of the idea to make hash brown waffles, I’m not gonna lie, I thought it was pretty genius. And up until just now as I’m sitting down to write this post I still thought that, but then I just grabbed a firecracker Chuao chocolate bar to have something sweet to nibble on while writing and my mouth just exploded with chocolate + pop rocks + chipotle and I’m now thinking my hash brown waffle idea is pretty lame in comparison.
I mean, pop rocks IN a chocolate bar! Potatoes don’t even stand a chance. Even smashed to crispy perfection in a waffle maker.
But, I doubt anyone’s eating chocolate bars for breakfast so on their own, these are still pretty damn cool.
Genius? Maybe not. But crispy, potato, spicy breakfast goodness, yes.
Southwestern Hash Brown Waffles
- 2 large russet potatoes grated
- 1 large green onion chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper chopped
- 4 slices Canadian bacon chopped
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
- salt and pepper
- 4 egg poached
- cilantro for garnish
- sriracha for garnish
- Heat waffle iron to hottest setting.
- Place grated potatoes in a dish towel and wring out as much water as possible.
- Transfer the grated potato to a large bowl.
- Add the green onion, red pepper, Canadian bacon, beaten egg, olive oil, cornmeal, salt and pepper and mix together.
- Grease the waffle iron with baking spray and pile 1/4 of the mixture onto the iron. Press down firmly and let cook 2-3 times longer than for a typical waffle. The hashbrown waffle will be crispy on the edges and able to lift up from the iron in one piece when it's done.
- Transfer to a cooling rack and repeat with remaining mixture.
- Meanwhile, poach (or fry) your eggs.
- Top hash brown waffles with the cooked eggs and garnish with cilantro and sriracha.
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Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.