I mean really, most of the time mine sits smugly on top of the counter, taking up space and doing nothing.
But, I digress. Cooking hash-browns can be quick and easy with a waffle iron.
Thanks for reading!
Step 1: Ingredients.
Step 2: Peel, Grate, Mix
Next, get out your trusty grater and grate away. I prefer a larger shred, but you can go fine if that suits you.
Rinse the grated potatoes well. You want to get as much of the starch off as possible. I find it can give an odd flavor and make them stick.
Dry them and place them in a mixing bowl.
Add 3 TBSP cooking oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder (or real onion, if you prefer)
Step 3: Cook 'Em Up
note - At this point, it is not necessary to spray your waffle iron with cooking spray, but if you feel you need to, by all means.
Spoon a generous portion of your potato mix into the waffle tray, spreading evenly.
Close the lid and allow to cook for app. 5 minutes.
note - If you prefer a crispier hash-brown, you can cook them longer.
Check for doneness, and if you are satisfied, remove from the iron. I find it's easiest to use a fork to get them out.
After that, garnish them how you feel and enjoy!