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.
Quantites will vary according to the size of your waffle maker. If you do not have a waffle maker then shape the potato into patties, dust with flour, leave in the fridge to firm up and then fry.
Recipe commissioned by SPAM®