Potato Waffles

Crispy, golden, and oh-so-delicious, these Potato Waffles are a fun and unique way to enjoy Yukon Gold potatoes. Perfect for breakfast, snacks, or a savory side dish!

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Why I Love This Recipe

Hello, fabulous foodies! It’s Chef AJ, your Queen of Quick and Easy, bringing you another delightful recipe: Potato Waffles. While this recipe is not my own, it perfectly aligns with my philosophy—if there’s a cheaper, easier, and faster way to do something, you can bet I’ll find it! When I’m not creating oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free recipes, I’m busy chatting with amazing plant-based experts for my YouTube show. With my jam-packed schedule, I need recipes that are not only nutritious but also quick and easy to whip up. These Potato Waffles come together in no time and are incredibly versatile. Plus, they remind me of the crispy potato latkes we enjoy during Chanukah, but without the oil or guilt!

These waffles are made with just one ingredient: small Yukon Gold potatoes. The simplicity of this recipe is part of its charm. The potatoes are baked or microwaved until soft, then pressed into a waffle iron until golden and crispy. They’re perfect on their own or served with your favorite toppings and sauces. Whether you’re looking for a unique breakfast idea or a tasty side dish, these Potato Waffles are sure to please.

Key Ingredients

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes: These small, golden potatoes have a creamy texture and a slightly buttery flavor, making them perfect for this recipe. They crisp up beautifully in the waffle iron, creating a deliciously crunchy exterior.
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The Process

Start by washing and drying the Yukon Gold potatoes, but do not peel them. Leave the potatoes whole and bake or microwave them until they are soft. Preheat your waffle iron.

Once the potatoes are ready, press one potato in each square of the preheated waffle iron and cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. If the waffle iron doesn’t open easily without the potatoes sticking, close the lid and cook for a few minutes longer. When finished, the waffles should release easily from the waffle iron.

potatoes next to waffle iron

Chef’s Tips

  • Serve these Potato Waffles with the sauces of your choice. I love to eat them with applesauce and chopped red onion because it reminds me of the potato latkes served at Chanukah, but without the oil or guilt.
  • Avoid wet cooking methods like steaming or pressure cooking the potatoes, as they will not get crisp.
  • I do not recommend using sweet potatoes for this recipe, as they tend to stick to the waffle iron.
  • This recipe is the brainchild of blogger Saudy Plüss from veganseatyummyfoodtoo.com.

How to Store the Potato Waffles

Store any leftover waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them back in the waffle iron or in a toaster oven until warmed through and crispy again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will these last in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container, these waffles will stay fresh for up to 3 days.

Can I use other types of potatoes?

Yukon Gold potatoes are best for this recipe because of their creamy texture and ability to crisp up nicely. Other potatoes may not yield the same results.

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake or microwave the potatoes ahead of time and then press them into the waffle iron when you’re ready to serve.

What toppings go well with these Potato Waffles?

Try serving them with applesauce and chopped red onion, guacamole, salsa, or even a dollop of plant-based sour cream.

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Serving Suggestion

These Potato Waffles are incredibly versatile. Serve them for breakfast with your favorite toppings, as a snack, or as a crispy side dish with dinner.

Summary

Potato Waffles are a simple, nutritious, and delicious way to enjoy Yukon Gold potatoes. With just one ingredient and a few easy steps, you can have crispy, golden waffles that are perfect for any meal.

If you tried this recipe, I’d love to see your results! Share your culinary creation on social media and tag me. As the Queen of Quick and Easy, nothing makes me happier than seeing how my convenient plant-based recipes inspire your kitchen adventures. Let’s celebrate the love of cooking and enjoy the deliciousness together!

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Potato Waffles

A simple, nutritious, and delicious way to enjoy Yukon Gold potatoes. With just one ingredient and a few easy steps, you can have crispy, golden waffles that are perfect for any meal!

Equipment

  • Waffle iron

Ingredients 

  • Small Yukon Gold potatoes (3-4 ounces each)
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Instructions 

  • Wash and dry the potatoes, but do not peel them and leave them whole.
  • Bake or microwave the potatoes until soft.
  • Preheat the waffle iron.
  • Press one potato in each square on the waffle iron and cook for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. If the waffle maker doesn’t open easily without the potatoes sticking, close the lid and cook a few minutes longer. When finished, they should release easily from the waffle iron.
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About Chef AJ

Hey there, I’m Chef AJ, the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes. I’m the culinary wizard behind delicious dishes that are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free. As a chef, author, and host, I’m passionate about creating convenient and easy recipes that make healthy eating fun and incredibly tasty!

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