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®, 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?
- 400g | 1½ cups mashed potato
- 60g | ¼ cup plain flour
- 1 scant tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 100g | ½ small can SPAM® - very finely chopped
- 2 spring onions - finely chopped
- 15g | 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®