T’was the morning after Thanksgiving and all through the house
Not a leftover mashed potato unused, not even a douse.
The potatoes were mixed with bacon to pair,
In hopes that savory waffles soon would be there.
The children were dreaming all snug in their beds,
While visions of bacon mashed potato waffles danced in their heads.
When out in the kitchen there arose such a clatter,
The sizzling of waffle irons filled with yummy batter.
Away to the kitchen they flew like a flash,
Because they smelled waffles made from tater mash.
When, what to their rough eyes should appear,
But 8 savory bacon mashed potatoes waffles, oh my, oh dear!
With a little (dairy-free) butter, slathered rich and thick,
I knew they’d finish the whole batch in a lick!
The waffles– perfectly spiced! Bland? To the contrary!
They couldn’t believe there was no gluten or dairy.
The waffles pleased all, which gave me a smirk,
since I filled all the tummies, which is a lot of work.
Savory waffles, who would have thought?
I made some believers out of that suspicious lot.
So I had to exclaim, to show my delight…
“Savory Bacon Mashed Potato Waffles for all, and to all a delicious bite!”
Savory Bacon Mashed Potato Waffles
- 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
- 3 pieces bacon (cooked and diced)
- Preheat waffle iron. In the meantime, in a large bowl, mix together mashed potatoes, flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, baking powder and baking soda.
- Add milk and stir. Gently stir in the green onions and bacon.
- The dough should be firmer than mashed potatoes but still easily rolled into a ball. When you roll the dough into a ball it should be able to hold the ball shape.
- Roll the dough into 8 balls about 1/4 cup size.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray or oil. Place one dough ball into the center of the waffle iron. Press down and cook for 5-6 minutes, or according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Repeat with remaining waffles, greasing the iron in between each use.