Cheddar and Chive Mashed Potato Waffles

I had been seeing this recipe all over Pinterest and I knew that it would be something that J. would really enjoy. We served this as a side dish to the Fried Green Tomato BLT that I'll be posting tomorrow. I really like that this recipe was a fun twist on two traditional dish -- and truthfully there are endless flavor possibilities. 

This recipe comes from Joy the Baker.

-4 tablespoons unsalted butter
-1/4 cup buttermilk
-2 large eggs
-2 cups mashed potatoes
-3 tablespoons chopped chives
-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Stir the butter, buttermilk, chives and eggs into the mashed potatoes. In a small bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and seasonings. Mix into the mashed potatoes until just combined.

Pour 1/4 of a cup of the batter onto a greased waffle iron.Cook until golden brown, cool on a wire rack until all of the waffles are finished. Place the mashed potato waffles on a baking sheet and top with lots and lots of cheddar. Broil for one to two minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with more chives.

These were crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Cheddar and chive are always flavors which compliment each other nicely. We only had a few leftover and J. heated them up for dinner. They weren't as crisp once they were reheated, but J. still really enjoyed them. Check back for more variations on this recipe.


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