These crispy waffles made with leftover mashed potatoes and SPAM® are perfect for a leisurely brunch or weekend lunch. I really enjoy a sliced of fried SPAM®, or SPAM fries, but this recipe is possibly even better, topped with a fried egg and a good dollop of chilli sauce. Remember to make extra mash so you can make these.
Did you know that SPAM® was first sold in the USA on July 5th 1937, and first came to the UK in 1941 and rapidly became a popular alternative to corned beef?
- 400 g | 1 1/2 cups mashed potato
- 60 g | 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1 scant tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 100 g | 1/2 small can SPAM® - very finely chopped
- 2 spring onions - finely chopped
- 15 g | 2tbs strong cheddar cheese - finely grated
- Drizzle oil
Place the mashed potato, flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix well.
Mix in the egg, then the SPAM® (I used a food processor to chop mine), chopped spring onion and cheese.
Season to taste.
Switch on your waffle iron to a medium heat and allow it to come to temperature. Brush it with a little oil.
Spoon the potato and SPAM® mixture into the machine and spread out - the mix does not expand so you will need more than you would of waffle batter.
Cook until golden brown, carefully remove and serve.
Read more about the waffle make I use here.
Recipe commissioned by SPAM®