More outside time with Lily, my amazing little pooch.
Anyway, enough of my Springtime love, onto the recipe.
These waffle things are all over Pinterest. I know.
But they were too good NOT to try myself. And the pictures came out decent, so on the off chance someone hasn't tried these yet and needs some MORE convincing, here. Let me try to convince you.
Tiny, crispy potato waffles, with melted cheese, sour cream, bacon, and chives. Delicious. The perfect party app.
Then I got cocky--If I could do this with regular potatos, IMAGINE what sweet potatoes would be like! I started fantasizing about the paleo-friendly treats I would soon create.
...Sweet potatoes = messy waffle iron, and burnt mush. Oh well. Can't win them all.
Loaded Potato Waffle Bites
- 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes (or 1-2 cooked, mashed potatoes with added milk, butter, and salt and pepper)
- 2 tsp smashed garlic
- 1 egg
- 1 handful cheese
- 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
- 3 tbs sour cream
-Preheat oven to 350, and warm up your waffle iron to high.
-In a small dish, mis together the mashed potatoes, garlic, and egg until well combined.
-Drop by the over-flowing spoonful (ideally, a couple tablespoons) into the waffle iron.
-Cook on high until browned on both sides.
-Place on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melty.
-Top with sour cream and chives, serve.
Note: While I was inspired by a Pinterest post I cannot find at the moment, I threw together this recipe from my own brain. Any resemblance to another recipe is totally accidental.