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Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, & Charred Scallions

Potato Waffles with Bacon, Eggs, & Charred Scallions


  • 2 large or 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and shredded

  • Salt

  • 12 slices meaty bacon

  • 6 large eggs—2 beaten, 4 whole

  • ¼ cup flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • White and black pepper

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted, plus a pat for cooking the eggs

  • 1 cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 large bunch scallions


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375°. Preheat a waffle iron to level 5 or medium-high to high.

  • Step 2

    Place the potatoes in a strainer; season with salt. Let drain for 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Arrange the bacon on a slotted broiler pan. Bake until crisp, about 18 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Wring or press out any excess liquid from the potatoes. Transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in the 2 beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, 2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. each white pepper and black pepper. Stir the sour cream, melted butter, and cheese into the batter.

  • Step 5

    Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray. Add a quarter of the batter. Cook the potato waffles until deep golden-brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Repeat for a total of 4 waffles.

  • Step 6

    Meanwhile, heat a griddle pan or large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Spray the scallions with cooking spray; season. Cook until tender and brown at the edges, about 5 minutes; coarsely chop. Wipe out the pan; add the pat of butter. Cook the remaining 4 eggs over medium-low heat until over easy to over medium, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Top each waffle with 3 crisscrossed bacon strips, the scallions, and an egg.