Savory Potato Waffles With Smoked Salmon

November 7, 2022thetipsyhousewife

Savory Potato Waffles With Smoked Salmon

It never occurred to me before making these Savory Potato Waffles With Smoked Salmon, to make potato pancakes in the waffle maker. The Savory Potato Waffles were SO incredibly easy to make, using just a few ingredients and just a few steps. Frozen hash-browns make the prep easy and the addition of dill, black pepper and maple butter add a delicious complexity of flavors. I like to use the frozen shredded hash-browns from Aldi. The full recipe for these potato waffles with smoked salmon is below that is also printable. I will just outline the steps for you in the paragraphs below.

The savory potato waffle comes out so crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside.

Save Time, Buy Frozen

When you make these, you will think to yourself, “Why haven’t I used frozen hash-browns to make potato pancakes before?” This is such a time saving tip to making these waffles with smoked salmon. I let my frozen hash-browns thaw before using them. This is not a necessary step, but it will add cooking time in the waffle maker, if you do not thaw them. You will need about 4 cups of the frozen hash-browns to make this recipes.

Filling Your Waffle Maker

Every waffle maker will be different and cook times will be different. I used about 4 tablespoons of the mixture to fill my waffle maker. Keep in mind that these waffles will not puff up as much as typical waffles, so be sure to add enough filling to make sure you get a thicker waffle. My particular waffle took about 12 to 15 minutes to cook completely.

I like to top my waffles with this delicious smoked salmon from Aldi.

The Potato Waffles are delicious on their own, topped with smoked salmon or even a fried egg!

Savory Potato Waffles With Smoked Salmon

Yield: 8 to 10 Waffles

Savory Potato Waffles with Smoked Salmon

Savory Potato Waffles  with Smoked Salmon

After testing out this recipe, I realize I have been making potato pancakes wrong my whole life. This recipe is so easy to make and skips the typical hard work of making potato pancakes. Specifically the grating of the potatoes and the frying in oil. These potato pancakes make a great brunch menu items, they can be topped with smoked salmon or a perfectly fried egg.


  • 1 Bag of Shredded Hash brown Potatoes, you will use about 4 cups of the shredded hash browns
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion, Grated On A Cheese Grater
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Fresh dill, finely minced
  • Salt & Black Pepper To Taste
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • Optional Toppings
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Sliced Chives
  • Sour Cream
  • Dill


  1. Combine the hash browns (preferably thawed), onion, flour, baking powder, dill, salt, pepper, in a bowl. I use about 2 teaspoons of salt and a lot of black pepper, use as much of each as you prefer. Whisk the eggs and combine with the potato mixture.
  2. Heat your waffle iron, while it heats, melt the butter and whisk in the maple syrup, some black pepper and a pinch of salt.
  3. Brush your waffle maker with the melted butter, add about 4 tablespoons of the potato mixture (every waffle maker will be different, use your judgement for how much mixture needs to be added) Close your waffle maker and let cook. My waffles took about 12 minutes until it was crispy and golden brown. *your waffles won't puff up as much as regular waffles so make sure you add enough of the potatoes as necessary for a thicker potato waffle.
  4. Carefully remove the potato waffle and brush with the maple butter.
  5. Top your potato waffle with some smoked salmon, a sprinkle of dill and a small dollop of sour cream along with some sliced chives or green onions.

More Recipes

Another great recipe to make with frozen hash-browns that you have leftover is my delicious hashbrown casserole. You can also make my famous potato soup using the hashbrowns.


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