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Spicy Hashbrown Waffles

H is for Hashbrowns!

This year I'm participating in a bi weekly challenge with some blogging friends to post recipes using all of the letters in the alphabet.  It can feature a food that begins with the letter of the week or the recipe name can contain the week's letter.

This time around I had a hard time choosing between several ingredients and was leaning strongly towards honey until I saw these Spicy Hashbrown Waffles on the Taste of Home site. I varied quite a bit from that recipe but it was a great jumping off point.

I used frozen shredded hashbrowns, I couldn't find refrigerated.  Instead of a small onion I used 1 tablepoon of minced dried, and I used whole cumin. To up the spice level I used chopped jarred jalapenos instead of green chilies.

I got zero progress pictures. I had intended on getting one of the waffles in the iron but I was busy making the eggs. I decided to scramble my eggs, it's just a personal preference, and I added a bit of salt and fresh cracked black pepper.

The waffle on it's own doesn't look very impressive but is actually quite delicious.

I topped them with the fluffy, cheesy scrambled eggs and a little more fresh cracked black pepper.

I finished mine off with some salsa and a slice of jalapeno. After the first bite I quickly dolloped on some of the sour cream, which I did not get a photo of.

I really enjoyed this dish and I'm going to give it a try in my stuffed waffle maker next. I think it would be fun to make it into a sandwich with the salsa and scrambled eggs inside.

Thank you again to Wendy for hosting the 2024 Alphabet Challenge and to the other bloggers for sharing their recipes this week! Check them out using the links down below!  


Spicy Hashbrown Waffles

Spicy Hashbrown Waffles
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


For the waffles
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-3/4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, partially defrosted
  • 1 Tablespoon minced dried onion or 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
For the eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: Salsa, guacamole, sour cream and minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a large bowl, whisk 1 egg, salt, cumin, pepper and chili powder. Stir in potatoes, onion, jalapenos and salsa. Bake in a preheated waffle iron coated with cooking spray until golden brown and potatoes are tender, 8-12 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Beat 4 eggs, season with salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat to low. Push around pan, making sure that eggs are cooked through. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand 3 minutes or until melted.
  3. Serve eggs with waffles and toppings of your choice.
eggs, hashbrowns, spicy
Breakfast, brunch

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These look scrumptious Jolene. Excuse me while a get a towel to mop the drool off of my laptop
Camilla Mann said…
That looks like my perfect brunch! I love it. Can't wait to try it, Jolene.
Karen said…
They look fantastic on their own. So golden!! Totally worth breaking out the waffle iron.
Stacy Rushton said…
Waffles with potatoes are the best! Love the addition of sour cream, jalapeƱos and salsa.
Radha said…
I am loving the idea of waflles with hashbrowns. This is a fantastic breakfast!
Mayuri Patel said…
Love hashbrowns with eggs or baked beans. Would like to try making them from scratch and it seems super easy. So much healthier than store bought ones.
As much as I loathe dragging the waffle-maker out of its dungeon...I might just have to set it free for a bit one weekend to try this recipe!!! Looks delicious!!!
Sue Lau said…
Another potato idea for breakfast! I'll try very soon.
Lisa said…
What a great recipe! I love that you used the waffle maker.

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