Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Waffle Iron can do what....???

While surfing around (instead of cleaning the house like I promised myself) I stumbled on some information for a waffle iron. Read this surprising info on Chow. I have a rarely used waffle iron in my kitchen that can now have another purpose.
They suggest making BROWNIES for MUFFINS in the iron! Never would have thought of that!!

They suggest heating the waffle iron to its lowest setting. When it’s hot, add one-third of the batter to the ungreased iron. Close it and let the brownies cook until they are firm and starting to get very brown on the edges, about four minutes. Remove them from the iron and let them sit a few minutes to crisp up. Repeat with the remaining batter.

The site also suggests making HASH BROWNS in the waffle iron, yummy! I bet they would be very crispy.

Gather the ingredients listed in our Chile-Cilantro Hash Browns recipe. Heat the waffle iron to its medium setting. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and grate them on the large holes of a box grater. Squeeze the mixture by the handful to release as much moisture as possible.

When the iron is hot, fill the bottom half with 1/8 inch vegetable oil (about 1 tablespoon). Squeeze the grated potato mixture between your hands again to release any excess moisture. Combine the potato mixture, chili powder, and black pepper, and mix until well combined.

Place half of the mixture (about 1 cup) in the iron, sprinkle half of the salt over top, brush the top of the iron with vegetable oil, close it, and cook until the hash browns are golden brown and crisp, about eight to ten minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

I can't wait for the weekend when I can try this out. YUMMY!!


Becky said...

Your blog surfing sure comes up with some interesting things, Love the waffle iron, so many things you can make.

Michelle said...

this is such a clever idea..

im going to try this with my belgian waffle iron...


tmcc4 said...

wow! thank you for the fun ideas on using a waffle iron for other purposes, never would have thought of it. Now I have to buy that one i've been eying on QVC!!..LOL!

Pat (mspfd) said...

I got rid of my waffle iron ages ago, but was intrigued with all the things you can make. TFS!