- 500 g (1 pound) potatoes peeled. Choose a low starch potato type; I've used red skin potatoes.
- 50 g (1/2 cup) Parmigiano Reggiano cheese grated. Or Parmesan, Cheddar...
- 28 g (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
- 1 (53 g) egg beaten
- 180 g (1+1/2 cup) all purpose flour or cornstarch: if you use cornstarch the amount could vary
- Boil peeled potatoes in salted water until fork tender.
- Finely mash potatoes when still hot, add Parmigiano cheese, oil and combine.
- Incorporate the beaten egg.
- Add flour in few times and combine: you may need a bit more/less flour, it depends on the potato type you used. You should get a non-sticky (or very low sticky) dough.
- Add salt to the dough if needful according to your taste.
- Preheat a waffle maker at the max. heat.
- Meanwhile split the potato dough into 3 pieces about 260 g each one, form into balls and press with floured hands until get 3 discs about 1,5cm thick and 14cm diameter ech one. My waffle maker is large, about 16cm diamter each waffle, you may need to form smaller waffles using less dough for each one, in this case you'll get more waffles.
- Slightly grease waffle maker with peanut oil or other type of vegetable oil, then place the potato discs into the waffle maker.
- Cook at high heat for about 5 minutes or until become golden (the cooking time depends on your waffle maker and on your waffle size).
- Serve immediately with your favourite sauce, dressing, eggs for breakfast... or as side dish or use them as bread and stuff them like a sandwich!
Depending on the potato type you use, you can get a more sticky or dry mashed potato mix.
Since you should get a non sticky dough, you may need a bit more or less flour.
I suggest to use low starch potatoes for this recipe: I’ve used red skin potatoes with yellow flesh, but feel free to use your favourite low-starch potato type you can easily find in your Country.
You have to shape potato patties that fit your waffle maker. My waffle maker has two 16cm diameter waffles, so I made 14cm diameter patties.
Consider that when you close your waffle maker, the waffles will spread a bit, so shape them a bit less larger than the waffle maker mold.
Depending on the size of your waffle machine you may get more or less waffles. The key to always get soft potato waffles that never stick to your waffle maker, is to shape thick patties as you can see in the picture above.
You can add your favourite ingredients to the dough: bacon, onion, pepper, paprika…it’s totally up to you!