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Recipe: Rosemary and Parmesan Potato Waffles
So these are based off of Nigella's Garlic & Parmesan waffles from her book, "At My Table", but these have a flavour profile I like even more and made up on the spot, so I though it would be good to share them.
Yes I know Parmesan isn't vegetarian, but it is easy to find vegetarian equivalents - in fact that's what we usually use since it's a) cheaper & b) just as nice. We buy the pre-grated fresh Italian hard cheese from the supermarket.
They are absolutely delicious with eggs and maple syrup - and yes they are savoury waffles, but the salt and sweet is divine.
Makes 7 waffles (10cm x 12cm/ 4''x 4.7'') - 1 serving = 2 waffles, but they can be reheated later if there are too many.
- 400g / 2 cups mashed potato (I had left over from the night before, but you could use defrosted frozen mash or make it fresh)
- 4 tbsp (60ml) butter
- 8 tbsp (120ml) milk
- 2 eggs
- 45g/ ~3/8cup finely grated Parmesan (or vegetarian equiv)
- 4 tbsp cornflour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp Dried Rosemary (I like the grind it in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder to make it distribute better and release its flavour)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Melt the butter and leave to stand to cool down.
- Preheat the waffle iron.
- Using a fork or something similar, break up the mash so that it is light pieces, not one lump.
- In a large bowl whisk together the cooled butter, eggs and milk.
- Add in the potato a little at a time, whisking it in each time. I used a flat manual whisk, but you could use an electric hand whisk or a bowl mixer if you prefer.
- Add the Parmesan, cornflour, baking powder, rosemary and salt and pepper and beat until smooth(ish).
- Add about an ice cream scoop of batter to each side of the waffle iron if using a square one (ours is electric and looks like a sandwich maker) - if using a round one go with what you are used to and close. You'll soon know if you used too much because it will squidge out the sides 😂.
- Cook for about 7 mins total or until golden brown - different waffle makers will vary.
- If making lots, pop the cooked ones in a low oven until ready to eat.
As I mentioned above, these are lovely with eggs and a touch of maple syrup. They make a wonderful breakfast or brunch, but they would also go well with meats or as a side for a main meal as well.
The amounts of cheese and seasoning are all very handwavy - you can go with whatever you like best, but I was very pleased by the overall taste of these.
Enjoy! Stay safe.