What a beautiful way to start a weekend.
Back in 2012 I posted my Bacon Belgium Waffles and told you about how my mother always use to put one slice of raw bacon across the batter after she had pour it into the waffle iron; and oh what a waffle that made. Once you have tried the bacon in the waffle, you will never want a waffle without bacon.
So, I have this new Paderno Spiralizer machine and was thinking about trying a different version on that waffle. Here’s how the morning progressed. My husband was up early and had already had a bowl of oatmeal so I had to convinced to try my waffle. After spiraling the sweet potato, which took all of about 2 minutes, I proceeded to try and cook them in the waffle iron (see pic below) but when I piled them onto the cooked waffle, they were pretty sad and pathetic looking.
My next step was to try deep frying them which only took about 5 minutes and I had a crunchy pile of coiled sweet potato fries which went on top of the bacon waffle, lathered in butter and surround with some pure maple syrup. Now, this was ready for him to eat and it got a thumbs up.
Then I started thinking of other breakfast ideas where I might use this new gadget of mine. How about some eggs benedict and you make a big pile of white potato curls and pile them high over the bendict or some scrambled eggs on top of a big plate of crunchy curly potatoes. I guess you are getting the idea that I love this new gadget that I got from Amazon.
I used a canned waffle mix but you could make from scratch (why would you) or even buy the complete mix where you just add water.
After years of saying breakfast is my least favorite meal, I’m starting to change my mind when try to think outside the box for ideas to serve. Now, we need some weekend company so I can try out some of these recipes.
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Eggs Rothko is a recipe that I made after eating it in Brooklyn at the The Egg restaurant. I love this version.
Bacon, waffle mix and a sweet potato.
It took less than 2 minutes to make this bunch of spiraled potatoes.
Pour some waffle mix into the heated waffle iron and then lay half a piece of bacon across the batter. Cook until brown.
See that crisp bacon — and you’re only eating half a piece.
This is the look I got when I tried to cook the sweet potatoes in the waffle iron. They were just soft and lifeless.
Now this is what i got when I fried the sweet potatoes in oil, drained and salted. They were so good.
Add a little syrup on the side and enjoy your breakfast.
I couldn’t resist showing you my egg on tope of spiralized potatoes. Kind of a different way of doing hash brown. Pretty yummy. Have I said I love my spiralizer!
- Waffle mix for 4-6 waffles
- 3-4 slices of bacon, cut in half
- 1 sweet potato
- pure maple syrup
- Make the waffle mix from the package directions for waffles (not pancakes).
- Using your spiralizer, make oodles of noodles of sweet potatoes, leaving the peel on. Have about 2" oil in skillet or saucepan at about 350° and fry the sweet potato curls until crispy. This will only take about 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
- While you are frying your sweet potatoes, make the waffles. Pour measured amounts (whatever your waffle iron calls for) into each square then top with one half pieces of raw bacon. Shut lid and cook to desired doneness.
- Top finished waffles with a slather of room temperature butter and a pile of sweet potato curls. Serve syrup on the side.