French Fry Hash Brown Waffles

To me, this is the perfect midnight snack. Too lazy to heat up the deep fryer? Can't wait til morning to order a stack of hash browns OR waffles? Grab a bag of frozen fries and press it inside a hot waffle iron!

I'm a big fan of food hacks that populate websites like Pinterest and BuzzFeed. College kids these days are so lucky to have access to nifty cooking tips. Way back when, we crammed for exams with nothing but potato chips and chocolate bars to tide us over.

Even my kids caught the food hack bug. Some of the food hacks they have successfully tried (under yaya's strict supervision, of course) include making Oreo and milk ice cubes, ice cream sandwiches made of Ben & Jerry's and large oatmeal cookies, pancakes with silly faces (they "draw" using a squeeze bottle), and eggs with different shapes (cooked inside a cookie cutter).

Oh how my budding chefs make me swell with pride!

This month, let's explore the fun side of cooking with easy peasy food hacks. My kids have been bugging me day in and day out to make microwave mug cake and waffle maker hash browns. Mr. Flintstone, on the other hand, has been nagging me to make bacon egg cups he can bring over to biking sessions. And then there are my parents, who are currently obsessing overy fancy toasts.

Whew! That's a handful!

As the Kitchen Commander of our fortress, I have no other choice but to dutifully oblige. Besides, these recipes are so easy, I can easily trick my family into learning these food hacks so they can make it for me as well!

French Fry Hash Brown Waffles

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen French fries (the amount needed depends on the size of your waffle maker)
Oil
Sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Optional:

Grated grana padano cheese
Chives

Procedure:

BEFORE COOKING: Grease waffle maker with oil. Pre-heat.

1.    Fill waffle maker with French fries, making sure there are no gaps in between.
2.    Cook until fries crisp.
3.    Serve!

Tags: potatoes, french fries, hash brown
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