My waffle iron died the other day.
It didn’t die after my waffles had baked, it decided to retire in mid-stream!
I had only one option . . . buy a new waffle iron.
The shiny new model is a Cuisinart 4 slice Belgian, and it’s been working hard lately.
Look what it made today.
Beautiful Crispy Waffle fries . . . or you could call them hash browns.
So good . . . low fat crispy . . . delicious!
I’ve decided, that my new waffle iron is going to cook more than waffles.
If you could take a bite right now, you wouldn’t be able to tell that they weren’t fried in oil or butter. In fact, they are so good we have had them several nights in a row. My sweet half was quite impressed. Come on, grab your waffle iron and we’ll get to work.
Start by grabbing one large potato. You can’t really tell, but this potato is very large. To the right is my smart new Waffle iron. It has 5 settings, from low to very hot. It beeps when it’s ready . . . and it beeps when the waffles are perfectly cooked. To the left of the potato is 1 tablespoon of butter. I plan to melt it in the microwave. That is all the calories that you will need to add. Just one tablespoon per potato. You probably could even get away without any butter!
See that crazy orange contraption?
Let me introduce you to my friend . . . MOULI.
I love MOULI and I use it often. It’s like an old friend that just keeps on giving. MOULI comes with several different disks that cut different shapes. I do have the fancy schmancy food processors with blades, but I still prefer Mouli. I don’t even know if you could still buy these today, but mine has been working hard for at least 20 years, or longer.
As you can see, I used the disk that makes hash brown style potatoes. That one potato made a lot of hash browns!
I don’t rinse the starch off of the hash brown potatoes, I want that little bit of natural starch to hold my waffle fries together.
Melt that tablespoon of butter, and toss it around in the potatoes. Season them with some salt, pepper and whatever else you might like.
Heat up your waffle iron . . . nice & hot. I turned it up to #5.
If you don’t have a waffle iron that adjusts in temperature, I’m sure it will still work just fine. You will simply have to leave them in a bit longer.
Once the waffle iron is ready, spray it with a bit of non-stick spray. Spread the hash brown potatoes evenly across the surface of your 4 slice belgian waffle maker.
Shut the lid . . . and walk away!
Come back in 5 or 6 minutes and take a quick peek.
I notice that my waffle maker cooks much faster on the bottom than the top.
That’s quite alright . . . once the bottom has browned really well . . . Flip it over!
look . . . it’s utterly amazing!
. . . and there you have it.
Low Fat Crispy Waffle fries – literally!
Come back soon for more waffle iron magic.
I’m getting my money’s worth!