You underestimate your waffle iron! Our video evidence:
The waffle iron is ever-present — at children's parties, school events or rummage sales. Whenever you have a large number of (kids') mouths to feed, this smart electrical device provides a quick and uncomplicated way to keep everyone happy. Yet for the rest of the year, they're often left unused at the back of a kitchen cupboard. That doesn't have to be the case though, as you can make a whole host of hearty meals with your handy waffle iron...
Tip: Always grease your waffle iron with some butter or oil before use so that nothing sticks to it.
1. Potato Rosti
- 4 potatoes
- 1¾ fl oz sour cream
- salt and pepper
- Peel the potatoes and slice them into fine strips. You can also grate them. Place the potato strips on the waffle iron and cook them for six minutes on a medium heat.
- Season the sour cream with salt and pepper before pouring it onto the rosti and adding chives.
- pizza dough
- 5 fl oz tomato sauce
- 1 mozzarella ball
- 4 cherry tomatoes
- basil leaves
- Cook the prepared pizza dough for three minutes. The temperature gage should be around 75% of its maximum setting.
- Spread the tomato sauce on the dough. After placing slices of mozzarella and tomato on top, also add some basil leaves.
- 2 eggs
- ¼ red pepper
- 2 slices of cooked ham
- 1 tbsp green onions
- salt and pepper
- parsley for decoration
- Dice the pepper, cooked ham, and green onions. Whisk these ingredients into the eggs. Add generous amounts of salt and pepper.
- Cook the egg mix in the waffle iron for two minutes with the temperature set to 75%. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top before serving.
- 8¾ oz dark chocolate couverture
- 5¼ oz sugar
- 2⅔ oz flour
- 2⅔ oz cocoa powder
- 3 eggs
- Mix all of the ingredients in a blender to create a smooth, creamy mixture. Cook the mixture with the waffle iron at 75% of the maximum temperature.
- Vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce is an excellent accompaniment to the brownies.
Extra: Filled Potato Waffles
- 14 oz potatoes
- 5¾ fl oz milk
- 4½ oz flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp chives
You'll also need:
- 4 slices of bacon
- 2 slices of cheddar
- Boil the peeled potatoes for approximately 15 minutes. In the meantime, fry the slices of bacon.
- Next, mash the boiled potatoes, adding milk, flour, egg, baking powder, and chives while stirring.
- Spread the mash potato onto the waffle iron. Keep a little back though, as you'll need it to cover the slices of cheddar and bacon.
- Once you've covered the bacon and cheddar with the rest of the mash, cook everything until golden brown at 75% heat.
Who'd have though that a waffle iron could be used in so many ways? With these ideas, you're sure to be dusting off your waffle iron more times in the future. Have fun cooking!