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Crispy Tot Waffles Recipe

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Crispy, crunchy cooked tots on a waffle iron to make the tot waffles of your dreams. Dress it up with endless toppings and you’re sure to have a great dish on your hands.

crispy tot waffles

Say what? Crispy tot waffles. You betcha!

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not make some yummy breakfast for dinner. Call in crispy tot waffles.

I mean what’s better than a quick and easy meal that can be made any time of the day? And for an extra win let’s make something that even the picky eaters will enjoy.

crispy tot waffles on a waffle iron

What are crispy tot waffles?

Crispy tot waffles are made by placing cooked tots on a waffle iron to give it the characteristic look of waffles. And the best part is all the yummy toppings. We’ll get to that in a bit.

Ingredients for crispy tot waffles

  • 1 bag (28 ounces) Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Tots
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings of choice
crispy tot waffles ingredients

If you want great tots it starts with great potatoes. Grown In Idaho uses fresh-cut, 100% real Idaho® potatoes. You can find Grown In Idaho potatoes in the freezer section at many grocery stores. I got mine from my local Walmart.

From appetizers to main dishes, Grown In Idaho potatoes are a great ingredient to satisfy appetites big and small at any time of the day.

The Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Tots make for the perfect tot waffle. They’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

crispy tot in the freezer

If you love tots check out these other great dishes

What type of toppings work well on tot waffles?

  • Loaded baked potato: sour cream, bacon, cheese, green onions
  • Bacon and eggs
  • Hawaiian style teriyaki sauce

How to store tot waffles?

These are best eaten fresh. If you happen to have leftovers, place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

How to reheat tot waffles?

One of the best ways I like to reheat the waffles is to place them back on the waffle iron and heat through. This creates that crispy outer texture. You can reheat in the microwave as well, however, this does not get the crispiness back.

fully loaded crispy tot waffles

Can you freeze tot waffles?

Although not ideal, you can refreeze. Place in an airtight container and then freeze. This will keep for up to 3 months. When ready to heat, defrost at room temperature for a few hours or in the refrigerator overnight.

How to make tot waffles?

  1. While waffle iron preheats, prepare your tots in the oven or air fryer. See prep instructions on the packaging for your preferred method. 
  2. In a large bowl mix Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Tots with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a single layer of cooked tots on the waffle iron and press the lid down firmly. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the waffle iron and add the toppings of your choice and ENJOY!
tater tot waffles in a waffle iron

Crispy Tot Waffles Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Crispy, crunchy cooked tots on a waffle iron to make the tot waffles of your dreams. Dress it up with endless toppings and you’re sure to have a great dish on your hands.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (28 ounces) Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Tots
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Toppings of choice

Instructions

  1. While waffle iron preheats, prepare your tots in the oven or air
    fryer. See prep instructions on the packaging for your preferred method.
  2. In a large bowl mix Grown In Idaho Super Crispy Tots with salt and
    pepper.
  3. Place a single layer of cooked tots on the waffle iron and press the
    lid down firmly. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the waffle iron and add the toppings of your choice and
    ENJOY!

Notes

*Topping ideas: loaded baked potato (shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon, green onion), bacon and eggs, Hawaiian style teriyaki sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 496mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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By on January 11th, 2021

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I am a wife, mom of two, and nurse practitioner here in the beautiful state of Hawai’i. I was born and raised in Hawai’i and I am of native Hawaiian descent. In my spare time I love to cook and bake and I have compiled many of my favorite recipes here for you to enjoy.

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