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Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns

Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #perfectly #crispy #easy #hashbrowns #recipe

This is one of those things I’ve seen others make and WANTED to try, but kinda kept getting caught up in other cooking projects and never getting around to it. I thought that making hash browns in a waffle iron was such a PERFECT idea … I mean, what better way to get perfectly crispy hash browns? I adore hash browns and I very very seldom make them, mostly because I’ve had LOTS of failed attempts at making them perfectly crispy like I want them, so I eventually just kinda gave up.

I woke up last Sunday morning VERY hungry … and I thought of that big bucket of potatoes my sister dug out of her garden for me and decided today was the day I was going to make the perfect hash browns … in my waffle iron! I poked around the internet for advice and found a few pages that gave basic instructions, but I wanted to up the flavor a bit. And, in the process of adding flavor, I came up with one MORE way to make these hash browns perfectly crispy. Add cheese. You know how they make fancy cheese crisps by basically melting cheese till it’s crispy? Well, let’s apply that principle to hash browns. (Who doesn’t love cheese on their hashbrowns anyway?) I stirred some cheddar right in with the shredded potatoes, and, since I’d pre-cooked the potatoes in the microwave, it immediately melted, infusing the hash browns with cheddar cheese. Oh yes, how perfect for my plan …

So here you are: the quintessential perfect hash browns. Made. Simple. From fresh potatoes. Nice and crunchy on the outside, perfectly tender on the inside. Riddled with sharp cheddar cheese.

Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 "waffle" hash brown (or more, depending on the size of your waffle iron)

Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns


  • 2 - 3 medium potatoes, peeled & shredded
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon snipped chives
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • Red Robin seasoning & freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Peel and shred the potatoes. Take a clean kitchen towel and try to squeeze as much moisture out of them as possible.
  2. Melt the butter. Put the potatoes in a bowl and toss with half the butter, reserving some of the butter for buttering the waffle iron. Sprinkle the potatoes with Red Robin Seasoning and pepper, stir, then microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir the potatoes, then microwave another 2 minutes. Taste ... are they cooked tender yet? Are they seasoned to your liking? If not, adjust the seasonings and stir, then cook a little longer as needed.
  3. Remove the potatoes from the microwave and stir in the cheddar cheese and chives. The cheese will likely melt, so toss several times to get the cheese incorporated throughout the hash browns.
  4. Preheat your waffle iron. Brush lightly with butter, then pile the potatoes on the iron. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, you may be able to fit them all on at once (I did). You want them piled a little thicker than a waffle would be, so your waffle iron doesn't close quite right. Close the waffle iron and let cook for about 2 minutes. Using an oven mitt to cover your hand, press down gently on the waffle iron until it closes almost all the way. Steam will come out the sides at this point, so take care not to burn yourself!
  5. Let the hash browns cook another 2 - 3 minutes in the waffle iron or until they are nicely golden brown. Remove with a fork, sprinkle with more chives and enjoy while they're hot n crispy!


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Cheddar Chive Waffle Hash Browns ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #perfectly #crispy #easy #hashbrowns #recipe

This recipe was shared at Foodie Friends FridayThe Weekend SocialWhat to Do WeekendsPureBlogLoveHearth & Soul Bloghop, Found & Foraged, Food on Friday and Moonlight & Mason Jars.

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19 Responses

  1. What a fantastic idea! Never thought of making hash browns with a waffle maker!

    November 12, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    • Ann

      It works like a charm! You’ve gotta try it.

      November 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

  2. Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST The Midnight Baker ! I hope to see you there!
    Judy@ http://www.bakeatmidnite.com

    November 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

  3. I love this idea! They look so good!

    November 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Sonali! They really are perfectly crunchy good.

      November 16, 2014 at 10:03 am

  4. This is delicious and so easy to make. A great addition to a Holiday brunch. Thank you so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. I’ll be pinning/sharing on Saturday on my FB page. Looking forward to seeing you again with another delicious recipe.


    November 14, 2014 at 7:35 pm

  5. These look amazing! I’m going to try them tomorrow! Pinning.

    November 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    • Ann

      Hurrah! That makes me so happy … I think you’re going to love them, Tiffiny.

      November 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

  6. These look amazing! I’m thinking Sunday breakfast. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    November 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    • Ann

      I’m so excited you’re going to try them Corey! Enjoy 🙂

      November 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

  7. I want this right now. I should not be looking at food posts at midnight!! YUM!!

    November 16, 2014 at 12:51 am

    • Ann

      LOL I know what you mean … I do the same thing when I should be in bed, I’m looking at food. I hope you wake up and make them for breakfast.

      November 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

  8. Whaaat? They look. so. delicious! Do you think I can convince my husband to make these this morning? It’s worth a try:)

    See you at next week’s linky party! (Saturday 8PM CST:)

    November 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

    • Ann

      Oh I hope you can! You’ll love them 🙂

      November 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

  9. Hi there, great dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Coriander, Chervil & Chives collection over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers

    November 20, 2014 at 3:43 pm

  10. Thank you so much for being a part of our #PureBlogLove link parties in 2014- We plan on going out with a BANG this Thursday with our favorite bloggers! No worries if you can not make it that night Party runs Thursday-Monday morning!!

    December 30, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    • Ann

      Aw that’s awesome! I will be there, Heidy! 🙂

      December 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm

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