These simple potato waffles will impress pretty much everybody who attends your next brunch. The waffles are seasoned with a mixture of spices, fresh herbs, and sundried tomatoes so needless to say, they are savory, filling, and delicious.
Savory Mashed Potato and Chickpea Waffles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 2 russet potatoes (about 1 1/4 pounds), peeled and washed
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed plus 3 tablespoons water)
- 1/2 cup almond milk, room temperature
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Chop the potatoes into chunks and put them in a large pot. Fill a pot with enough cold water so that potatoes are completely submerged. Salt them liberally.
- Bring the water to a boil, before you lower the heat and cook it until the potatoes are cooked through and can be pierced easily with a fork.
- Drain and transfer the potatoes to a large mixing bowl, reserve about 1/2 cup of the potato water.
- Meanwhile, mix ground flaxseed and water in a small cup, set this aside and let mixture thicken for at least 5 minutes.
- Add flax mixture, almond milk, and olive oil to potatoes and mash them roughly with potato masher or fork.
- Add chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, and baking powder and mash well to blend.
- Mix in the onion, chives, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic powder cayenne pepper, sweet paprika, cumin, and salt.
- Mash the mixture well until everything is evenly incorporated, the mixture should be mostly smooth.
- If the waffle batter feels stiff or dry, add a little potato water at a time until it's thick but soft (not runny). Taste and add more salt if desired.
- Heat your waffle iron and grease it. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, scoop about 1/4-1/2 cup of batter onto prepared the waffle iron, and cook it using the manufacturer’s instructions or until it's golden brown and crispy.
- Keep the waffles in a single layer on a rack (preferably warming in the oven) while you make the rest of the batch.