Kentucky Hot Brown Idaho® Potato Waffles


  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 white onion, fine dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups mashed Idaho® potatoes
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • pinch salt/pepper, or to taste
  • Top With
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sliced bacon
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Cheese Sauce (see notes)


  1. Sauté onion and garlic in butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat, until onion is translucent, about 6-7 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine cooled onions and garlic with mashed potatoes, flour, eggs, bacon, cheese and seasonings in a large bowl until well uniform.
  3. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions. When heated, prepare waffles as usual. For a large waffle iron, this recipe makes 2 large waffles, and the cook time was approximately 10 minutes per waffle. Waffles are done when dark golden brown and crispy on the outside but soft inside.
  4. Top waffles with turkey, bacon, tomatoes and cheese sauce. Toast under broiler, if desired.
Mashed Potato Directions
  1. To prepare the mashed potatoes, simply peel and cut the potatoes into chunks, then cook in boiling salted water until tender. Mash with a hand mixer or potato masher.
Cheese Sauce Directions
  1. To prepare the cheese sauce, heat 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tablespoons of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups milk, stirring until well mixed. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Cook for 5 minutes longer; add 1 cup of cheddar cheese slowly, little bits at a time. Stir until smooth and well blended.
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Yield: 4

Susan Whetzel
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