How to Make Hashbrowns in a Waffle Iron

F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals an easy way to make extra-crispy hashbrowns in a waffle iron.

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[MUSIC] I'm Justin Chapple from Food & Wine's Test Kitchen. Join me as I demonstrate mad genius tips. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO] Traditionally when making hash browns, you have to cook it in a skillet, which requires managing the fire and then you've gotta flip it, because the idea is to get all these really incredible, crispy edges while keeping the center nice and soft But with a waffle iron you're gonna get all those crispy edges. And you're gonna get all these awesome nooks and crannies. And the center will be still be deliciously soft. So you're gonna start with your shredded potato and we're gonna mix in a little bit of melted butter. I'm going to season it generously with salt and ppper. Now I'm gonna add it to my preheated waffle iron. You're going to hear a nice sizzle. Oh yeah, that's the sound I like to hear. That's the sound of future crispy edges. And close the lid. We're gonna let it go. Check out all the steam. All that steam means all the moisture is evaporating and that's what's going to give us this really crispy crust. And keep the center nice and soft, if you're looking to luxuriate you might want to take a little hash brown steam. It sounds like the sizzling has stopped and the steam has died down, I think it's time to check the waffle. Oh my gosh Look at that incredible hash brown waffle. That is gorgeous. And because I love sour cream and dill that's what I'm gonna top my waffle with. And now we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor Can you hear that? It's so crispy. [MUSIC] This is absolutely my new favorite way of making potatoes.
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How to Make Hashbrowns in a Waffle Iron