Mash potato waffles are one of my favorite recipes.
My kids love them.
They all want the first waffle and they all want to help.
It is true that waffles take a little bit of time to prepare.
But the reward is even greater when you see your children fighting over the waffles 😉
By the way, I make my mashed potatoes waffles using red skinned potatoes.
There is a minimum of 10 health benefits of red potato nutrition. That’s why I use this type of potatoes, so should you.
What do I do to enthuse my children instead of fighting over waffles?
Instead of having my kids fighting over who’s going to get the next mash potato waffle, I put together some challenges.
The first to win a challenge wins the next waffle.
This is how I turn a difficult situation into an opportunity to have great family time.
And I can tell you, it works extremely well. My children are all captivated and fulled concentrated on the next challenge.
Note, I try to make my challenges cultural, historical or even a to-do list of things.
For instance, I put questions together, and if they can answer it, without the help of any supporting tool (like Google), then I give them two waffles.
Using this technique, I try to make sure they use their memory instead of using their phones or tablets.
I have to say that I also put together something that they all hate.
The one who answers the least questions will have to do something no one else wants to do.
A good example is ‘who is going to make the dishes at night?’. They hate making the dishes, so I get their full attention ;).
Enjoy putting together your challenges and enjoy baking/cooking your mashed potato waffles.
How are potato waffles made? The ingredients
Here is my secret mash potato waffles recipe revealed. Let’s start with the ingredients.
- Eggs – 2 fresh organic eggs as they are healthier for you and your family. (2)
- Minced garlic – 1 tablespoon minced garlic. This is optional. So if you do not like garlic, just leave it out.
- Salt – 1/4 teaspoon. I’d like to remind you that it is best to buy a really good salt in the shop. The reason is that we only buy salt once every 6 months (or a little less). As such, buying a good quality salt will not affect our wallet that much. But it will affect our health positively.
Mash potato waffles – How to prepare them?
Step 1 – Start by melting the butter in a skillet. Use medium heat for best results.
Step 2 – Add the garlic in the melted butter and stir a little. Say 1 minute.
Step 3 – Now add the chopped onion and stir the lot until onion is tender. Depending on your onions, you may need 5 to 7 minutes. Put aside to cool a bit.
Step 4 – Next prepare your mashed potato. Here is how to boil a red potato and at the end of the post, you’ll find the recipe for making the mash.
Step 5 – Preheat your waffle iron. Use your manufacturer instruction for this.
Step 6 – Please mix the onion and mashed potatoes.
Step 7 – Add to the above mixture in step 6 the flour, 2 eggs, salt, and black pepper in a large glass type bowl. Mix the lot until the mixture is well blended.
Step 8 – Now you have the preparation finalized your mashed potatoes in waffle iron recipe. Here you must concentrate so that you do not get burnt. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup batter into the center of your waffle iron. The size of the cup depends on the size of your waffle iron. Close the waffle iron lid.
Step 9 – Just wait. Usually, you need about 3 to 5 minutes for 1 waffle to cook until golden brown. It depends on your iron.
Step 10 – Remove the waffle from the iron, let it cool and then eat and share with friends and family.
Are potato waffles good for you?
The answer is simply yes.
But, and there is a big BUT, as this is a rich type food, you should not consume it every day.
I would say once a week in winter time is much more than enough.
In fact, if you want to know more, I usually prepare this dish once a month only.
Like this, I ensure that my children love it, but do not feel that it is a common dish.
And they still love the challenges associated with the dish (see above for the challenges with children).
What to eat with potato waffles?
If you are like me, you may not want anything added to this dish.
However, there are times where I put some side dishes with it. I only do this when friends are around. Here are four of my favorite potato waffles meal ideas.
- I put together a hamburger type potato waffle. In this one, I cook a burger steak (organic obviously), add a little bit of salad on top and some sour cream (or another cream, or cheese). As the waffle is made of potatoes, I do not add anything else. It is succulent.
- I have used three different type so cheese with a few slices of tomatoes in it. Choose your favorite cheese and put it in between two hot waffles. Let the cheese melt a bit. Now eat. Brilliant taste.
- Use some nuggets (organic please). Add some cream and a little bit of salad. Again, you must watch the quantity here.
- A bit of cooked salmon (I prefer the smoked type) with some arugula salad and a couple drops of olive oil and lemon.
Here are two picture showing you my art work 😉
Can you put potato waffles in the toaster?
Yes and No.
If you are cooking these from scratch, then you MUST use a waffle iron.
However, if you use frozen waffles, then you can put your potato waffles in the toaster.
Depending on your toaster, you should adjust the knob.
Say try it on knob 3. And if it is not cooked to your taste, increase it.
It is not pure science here, it is more of a trial and error system.
The reason is that the waffles are all different. If you make frozen waffle all by yourselves, then you can develop your own technique (say always put the toaster knob on level 4 or 5).
However, if you buy your frozen waffles, then you must see if there are instruction on the packaging.
If not, then again, it is a trial and error thing. Start with a low knob level and increase it is required for the next waffle.
How many calories in potato waffles?
I am really tempted to say too many. But the reality is that if you use the above recipe you should be alright.
In essence, when you eat 1 waffle and that this waffle is about 60 grams, then you absorb the below:
- Calories: 95
- Carbohydrate: 11 to 12
- Fat: 5
- Protein 1 to 1.2
- Fibre 0.8 to 0.9
Conclusion on mashed potato waffles:
As you can see, it is very easy to prepare and cook mashed potatoes waffles.
I showed you how to make them and told you that they are good for you.
Like everything else, you need to eat these moderately. They are so good, you may end up eating too many.
I even told you that I use these to challenge my children and teach them things. Use this technique, it is great for teaching your children how to cook and at the same time educate them on historical, cultural etc. things.
Now, you just need to make your own red potatoes waffles. The first waffle may not come out nice, but then you get some practice and it gets easier and nicer.
Nothing can go wrong if you follow the above steps.
Back to you
I invite you to prepare your waffles with red potatoes as soon as possible.
It is so easy to prepare, you can do it! If I can prepare them, then so do you. So just take the plunge.
If you want to find more great recipes in addition to this one, just click here for amazing Omigy red potatoes posts.
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