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Spicy Hash Brown Waffles with Fried Eggs

Refrigerated hash brown potatoes will help you make quick work of these crunchy waffles. Put out lots of toppings so everyone can design their own. —Nancy Judd, Alpine, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 5 large eggs, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-3/4 cups refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Salsa, guacamole, sour cream and minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large bowl, whisk 1 egg, salt, cumin, pepper and chili powder. Stir in potatoes, onion, green chiles and salsa. Bake in a preheated waffle iron coated with cooking spray until golden brown and potatoes are tender, 8-12 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Break remaining eggs, 1 at a time, into pan. Reduce heat to low. Cook to desired doneness, turning after whites are set if desired. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand 3 minutes or until melted.
  • Serve eggs with waffles and toppings of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
1 waffle with 1 fried egg (calculated without optional toppings): 273 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 245mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • Bernie
    Oct 2, 2020

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  • ms11145
    Jan 6, 2017

    While we liked the taste, the dish certainly wasn't as pretty as shown. I oiled both waffle plates well but they still stuck a little. The end result was in pieces not whole squares.

  • randcbruns
    Jun 20, 2014

    These are so great! I love finding another purpose for my waffle iron! These are a HUGE hit with my boys. The waffle iron gives you amazing crispiness, which is so hard to do at home with frozen hash browns. We like to make these into sandwiches with the hash browns as the bread. YUM!

  • pgarven
    Mar 31, 2014

    This was sooo good! I never made a waffle-type dish with hash browns before, and it was a bit different, but I made it for a midday recipe, and when dinner came, all we wanted were salads.