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My daughter and some of her friends got together to do a little cooking last week. These incredibly delicious yet easy-to-make Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles were one of the recipes they made and became a huge hit!
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When kids help in the kitchen (no matter what age they are) they will at least try what they had a hand in creating, which often leads to new discoveries of new to them foods and flavors.
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Some of the girls pictured in this post have been cooking in my kitchen since kindergarten! Today they made Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles which are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. These savory waffles were a huge hit, they even wanted them again the next day. Everyone who has had a chance to taste these hash brown waffles was wowed, they are now in regular rotation at my house. The girls also made Cookie Truffles for dessert.
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When the girls were very young and came over for playdates they were often loud and running around the house like crazy! One day I said "who wants to make cookies" and from that day on, the girls have baked and cooked up many things here.
When cooking, they listened to the instructions, were eager to learn they all took turns, they were much quieter (haha, winning), they had fun, tasted new things and helped me clean up. It became a ritual of girls coming over to hang out and then asking to cook something.
Trust me when I say I was not always in the mood, BUT they loved it and so did I. These days the girls who are now young teens, follow my cooking adventures on Instagram and often let me know what they made from what I posted, how cool is that??
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How Do I Make Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles?
Making Han and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles at home is easy. It's a one-bowl recipe. Grab your waffle iron/waffle maker. Combine the below ingredients in your bowl and then simply cook up your savory waffles in your waffle iron and enjoy. You can dig in on them straight from the waffle iron or you can dress them up with an egg and even some roasted vegetables. Delicious!
Do I Need A Waffle Maker To Make Hashbrown Waffles?
Yes, in my opinion, you do, nothing else other than a waffle iron or waffle maker will do them justice and get them crisped up enough. In a pinch you can make them patty-style in a non-stick skillet, they just won't have the nooks and crannies a waffle would have.
What Size Waffle Maker Do I Need To Make Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles?
For this, I use a mini waffle maker to make these Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles, However, any size waffle iron/waffle maker will work. I actually have a regular-sized waffle maker and a mini waffle maker that I use exclusively for savory foods like these hash brown waffles and Waffle Maker Quesadillas (which are amazing and so much easier to make than the traditional way in my opinion).
I really hope you try these Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles. These are definitely a keeper and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Tag me on Instagram when you make them at @soufflebombay or #soufflebombay, I'd love to share your creation on my Stories!
Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles
- 20 oz package of hash browns or 3 cups shredded potatoes
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese
- 1 cup diced ham
- 2 egg yolks
- ½ cup chopped scallions
- 3 TBS chopped parsley
- Salt & black pepper
- Cooking spray or oil for waffle maker
- Optional: Roasted asparagus and fried eggs for topping
- In a mixing bowl, combine potatoes, cheese, ham, egg yolks, scallion, parsley, salt & pepper (season well).
- Mix gently until combined.
- Heat waffle maker/iron. Brush lightly with grapeseed or olive oil or spray with cooking spray.
- Once iron is hot, use a cookie scoop or spoon, to place mixture into each section of the waffle iron.
- (I happen to use a mini waffle iron for this, so I make one at a time, however, any type of waffle maker will work. The large the "waffles" the longer it will take to cook through).
- Cook the waffles until browned and crisp edges form.
- Use a fork and a small spatula to gently lift waffles out of the iron.
- Repeat with oil/cooking spray in between each use.
- Serve immediately.