Lately, I have been experimenting several times with potato waffles. But up to now I didn’t have enough fantasy to make a nice blog post out of it. That was until last Saturday, when I visited Stralsund, a nice little German town at the coast in the North of Germany. There I drank a cup of coffee in Café 66. Besides coffee, they had a nice assortment of sweet and savory Belgian waffles. No potato waffles, but the toppings inspired me for these savory potato waffles with figs and plum compote.
savory potato waffles with figs and plum compote
- waffle iron
for the potato waffles
- 500 gram potatoes
- 75 gram flour
- 2 gram baking powder
- 50 gram grated cheese
- 50 gram butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 shallot
- chives a handful
- milk optional, a splash
for the topping
- 50 gram arugula
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons goat cheese spreadable
- 60 gram buffalo mozzarella
- 2 figs
- plum compote
- Peel the potatoes and cook them until tender. Drain the boiled potatoes and then mash them into puree.
- Finely chop the onion and chop a handful of chives.
- Mix the onion and chives with some nutmeg and salt under the mashed potatoes.
- Add the eggs, flour, butter and grated cheese to it. Mix everything well. If it is too dry you can add a splash of milk.
- Heat a waffle iron and now bake the potato waffles for about 5 minutes.
- In the meantime, you can prepare the topping. Finely chop the arugula and buffalo mozzarella. Mix the sour cream with the goat cheese and half of the mozzarella. Also cut the figs into fine strips.
- When the waffles are ready, spread the arugula over them first. Then spread the sour cream and goat cheese mixture on top of it. Finish with the rest of the mozzarella, the fig stripes and some plum compote.
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As mentioned before, I have been thinking of making something surprising with potato waffles for some time already. In fact I made one recipe already, with chicken and chicory. But it wasn’t ready to publish yet. But for sure, you will see this on surprising.recipes some day (soon). Stay tuned!
But it was after visiting Café 66 in Stralsund that I really knew what and how to make my savory potato waffles with figs and plum compote. They have a big assortment of Belgian waffles with sweet and savory toppings. You can find them in this online menu. On of their toppings gave me the final inspiration for this recipe.
Potato waffles can also perfectly be served as a side dish, like fries or Hasselback potatoes. However I would advise to make smaller waffles, and not the big sized Belgian waffles.
If you speak Dutch, you can find the Dutch version of this recipe on gerechtenweb.blog.