I have a serious obsession with my waffle iron. I realize most people get one as a wedding gift or something of the like and maybe use it once before it gets stashed away for the rest of eternity. I am not one of those people. First of all I'm not married, but that's beside the point.
I love me some homemade waffles and experimenting with what foods I can smash between those two beautiful plates is kind of a hobby of mine. This weekend involved grated sweet potatoes with just a little cinnamon and nutmeg and if you're intrigued the recipe (sure, I'll call it that) can be found below. I realize it's the middle of the spring/summer season and this would be an AWESOME winter meal but I really wanted some kind of sweet potato hash brown situation in my life and this is what I came up with.
1 Sweet Potato (1/2 makes a single, small "waffle")
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
2 tsp Coconut Oil (softened if need be)
Pinch of Salt & Pepper
1. Plug in your waffle iron & oil that sucker up.
2. Peel your sweet potato and grate using the medium side of a cheese grater.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, toss the grated sweet potato with cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut oil, salt & pepper. Make sure it's good and coated.
4. Take about half the mixture and spoon it onto your heated waffle iron. Spread it out to create a fairly even layer and cook for about 5 minutes. Add more time and monitor if needed for a nice, crispy, golden brown hash brown waffle.
I love this served with a baked cinnamon apple on top or (likely what we'll be trying tomorrow) as a side with eggs & homemade breakfast "sausage".