A few months ago I watched Justin Chapple’s Mad Genius Cooking Tips. They are great short, quirky, cooking videos. In one video Justin made hash browns using a waffle iron, & the idea just kind of stuck with me. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches I did not want to just make the same old thing, so I decided to take one of my favorite recipes and combine it with waffle iron hash browns. So here you have my Corned Beef Hash Brown Waffles. My hash brown recipe is a great way to use up your left over Corned Beef and to have a fun weekend breakfast.
1. Wash your hands.
2. For this recipe you will need measuring cups and spoons, a large bowl, a small sauté pan, a wooden spoon, a waffle maker, and a knife and cutting board.
If you are not allowed to use the stove, waffle maker, or a knife by yourself you can ask an adult to help.
ChefElla’s Corned Beef Hash Brown Waffles (8-10 Waffles)
20 oz. Hash browns, thawed in the refrigerator
8 oz. Corned Beef, Shredded, or Cut into matchstick pieces
-Left over Corned Beef from your St. Patrick’s party works best.
1 ½ Cups Onion, Small Diced (about 1 medium onion, red or white)
¾ Cup Bell Pepper, Small Diced (about 1 small bell pepper)
4 ea. Eggs
2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese or your favorite Irish Cheese, Shredded
1/2 tsp Salt, Kosher or Sea
¼ tsp Black Pepper
½ tsp Thyme, Dried
½ tsp Oregano, Dried
½ tsp Basil, Dried
1 tsp Hot Sauce (Tabasco, Franks, or your favorite kind)
1 Tbl. Olive Oil
3. Preheat your waffle iron. I used a two waffle maker for my recipe. If you have a larger or smaller waffle maker you may need to use a little less or more of the hash brown mixture.
4. In your large bowl mix the eggs, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, basil, and hot sauce and mix well with a large fork or whisk.
5. On your stove, heat your small sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the olive oil, onions and peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally.
6. Add the hash brown potatoes to your bowl and fold until the egg mixture coats the potatoes. Add the corned beef and vegetables to the bowl and continue to fold until all of the ingredients are coated with the egg mixture. Do not mash or beat the mixture. You do not want to break up the potato or corned beef pieces.
7. Spray the bottom of the waffle iron with pan spray. Spread about ¾ of a cup of the hash browns evenly into each pocket. Spray the top plate of the waffle iron. Lower the waffle iron lid and press it closed.
8. Cook for 5 minutes. Cut the waffle in half and using a fork pry up one side of the corned beef hash brown. Slide a butter knife or fork under the other half of the waffle as it releases and remove the hash brown from the waffle maker. This will help keep the hash brown in one piece.
9. Make the remaining hash browns. You can keep the hash browns on a pan in a warm oven until you are finished with the rest of them, or serve them as each one is done.
Serve your Corned Beef Hash Brown Waffles, topped with a fried egg, extra cheese, or your favorite toppings. If corned beef is not something you like use your favorite ingredients to make your own recipe.
ChefElla’s helpers can help by:
Measuring out ingredients
Adding ingredients to the bowl
Mixing the ingredients.
Older helpers can help by:
Cutting the onions and peppers
Sautéing the vegetables
Adding the mixture to the waffle maker.