Easy Family Recipes: Potato-Prosciutto Waffles

Potato Prosciutto WaffleIt's time to dig out that old waffle iron you've got stuck in a cabinet somewhere and start using it for dinner! You've seen the trend to waffle all sorts of foods lately, and these savory potato waffles are terrific.

Reminiscent of the potato cakes my mom used to make when I was growing up, albeit gussied up a bit with some crispy prosciutto (you could sub bacon if you like), these are savory and a fun addition to dinner. Use them as a side dish or a main, or simply a delivery device for butter and sour cream. The kids will go wild, and you'll have a little fun in the kitchen too!

Potato Prosciutto Waffles

Yield: 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

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  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 3 medium russet potatoes (or 3 cups mashed potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional for salting water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Heat oven to 400 F.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly lay prosciutto on paper. Bake 10-15 minutes until prosciutto is crispy. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Peel and cube potatoes. Place in pot of salted water and bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to rapid simmer and cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes. Strain potatoes from water and transfer to large bowl. Mash potatoes with fork or potato masher.

Add milk, butter, eggs, cheese and thyme to potatoes. Stir to combine.

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In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add to potato mixture and stir until just combined. Crumble prosciutto and fold it into batter.

Heat waffle iron. If required, grease with cooking spray.

Spoon about 1 cup batter onto waffle iron and cook according to iron's instructions until waffles are golden, about 4 minutes. Keep waffles warm in 200 F oven until all waffles are cooked and ready to serve.

Serve with touch of butter, sour cream or poached or fried egg.


Recipe courtesy of Potatoes USA

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