Shredded Potato-Scallion Waffles

Shredded Potato-Scallion Waffles

How do you get the crispiest hash browns on the planet?  Make them into waffles.  Cooking shredded potatoes in a waffle iron ensures an evenly browned finish, plus plenty of crannies for toppings. 


  • ½ cup butter, plus more as needed
  • 2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped, plus extra for garnishing
  • 2lb potatoes, peeled and shredded (about 4 packed cups)
  • Sour cream and sliced scallions, to serve


  1. Using a tea towel or paper towels, squeeze any excess water out of the potatoes.  Transfer the potatoes to a bowl. 
  2. Add the chopped scallions and the salt to the bowl with the potatoes.  Mix well.
  3. Heat a waffle iron and grease generously with butter. 
  4. Gently spread a layer of the potato mixture into the iron. Use your fingers to press the potatoes into position. 
  5. Close the waffle iron and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on both sides. 
  6. Serve hot, garnished with the sour cream and scallions. 
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