Speaking of firsts, here’s another one. I am up later than my husband. WHAT? I feel almost like a rebel working past 9:00 at night (which I’m really not that proud of because I’m a big support of good ol’ shut eye) while my hubby is fast asleep in bed. Eeek! I really don’t know what to do with myself. Usually I am the pathetic one who is sound asleep, lights out, worthless anytime after 9:00. My sister even has a rule never to call me after 8:30. Even if I am awake I’m pretty much out of it and it is pointless to even talk to me.
Lame, I know. The only time I see midnight is when I’m up with one of the girls. P-A-R-T-Y animal I tell ya. Some day I may have a life ….ugh. But for now, this once in a blue moon opportunity of me actually being awake enough to type some words out is pretty incredible and I’m soaking it in to the oh so soothing sound of snoring….bhahahaha.
Maybe I just can’t sleep because I am so incredible thrilled for this new kitchen trick. It’s going to rock your socks off! I’m also a bit excited that I dug my way out of the piles of laundry and somewhat managed to catch up on my heaping to-do list. That is until tomorrow rolls around and my little tornado’s arise from their sleep. I swear messes follow them. If the studies are true that messiness increases creativity then we are going to have some pretty smart and creative kiddos. SIGH… or maybe that is my excuse just to accept the mess and rationalize why it is a good thing.
Remember that post I did not long ago on new uses for five kitchen utensils? Well, have I got one for you today! It’s time to dust off that waffle maker and plug-it-in because this is going to rock your world. Okay maybe it isn’t that grand but seriously look no further for the perfectly crisp, all the way around, crunchy hash browns you thought you could only achieve with the deep fryer. Hello crispy and beautiful waffled hash browns.
Lets be honest, everything waffled is better right? I mean the texture alone is superb. Okay, if you can’t tell I’m quite excited about this one. It makes breakfast so much easier. Throw some shredded spuds on the waffle iron and roast some veggies with a couple of fried eggs. Bing bang boom and you have yourself one tasty, delicious, filling and healthy breakfast recipe.
Oh the possibilities of this. Do you have zucchini coming out your ears yet? How about some zucchini cakes or sweet potato hash browns? Better yet, what about a grain-free tortilla or some scrambled eggs. Oh yes, all made right there in that pretty little waffle maker that doesn’t get nearly the attention it so deserves. Perfectly cooked on both sides in half the time. What could be better? Doesn’t it just make your heart go pitter-patter? Or maybe it’s just me.
- 1 cup hash browns, thawed
- Coconut or olive oil spray
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Heat waffle iron.
- Mix salt and pepper in hash browns.
- Place about 1 cup of hash browns in waffle iron and spread around.
- Close tightly and cook 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and do not pull up when you lift the lid.
- **If they are not cooked long enough you will not be able to remove them in one piece.