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Make soft yet crispy sweet potato rosti in your waffle maker! This makes a great base for veggies (also cooked in the waffle makers) and eggs for a fun breakfast, brunch or light supper. Just add hot sauce!

Make soft yet crispy sweet potato rosti in your waffle maker! This makes a great base for veggies (also cooked in the waffle makers) and eggs for a fun breakfast, brunch or light supper. Just add hot sauce!This wasn’t supposed to be a blog post. And by the looks of the images, it probably shouldn’t be. This not awfully impressive looking plate of food was today’s breakfast. In mitigation, it was very early and the light was very poor.

I know this isn’t Instagram, where smug breakfast posts of perfect avocado roses on toast is an accepted thing. Even those who mainly post muscle cars or fluffy cats think nothing of whapping on a pic of their breakfast (protein shake teetering on a car bonnet; an impassive-looking cat lurking by a rainbow plate of food). But I don’t often think: oh, what a good idea. I must remember to put this on the blog.

I do ask you to please forgive the enthusiasm for my breakfast because, if you aren’t already doing this. you probably will want to. Because…

Make soft yet crispy sweet potato rosti in your waffle maker! This makes a great base for veggies (also cooked in the waffle makers) and eggs for a fun breakfast, brunch or light supper. Just add hot sauce!I have made a major waffle-maker discovery: they makes killer rostis. Quick, easy, killer rostis.

Rostii? Rostis? Whatever the plural is, these are damn fine things to eat. Top yours with whatever takes your fancy. I had mine with a fresh duck egg from a friend’s flock (!), fresh sprouts, and asparagus grown literally down the road – I put this in the waffle maker too. But I think this would be fab topped with a tin of baked beans and a squoosh of hot sauce. All you need is 10 minutes and a waffle- or hot sandwich maker. One of these may just convince any vegetable dodgers in your family (kids? partner?) to think again.

Breakfast, brunch or light supper – anytime is rosti time. 🙂

What non-waffle things do you make in your waffle maker? 

Make soft yet crispy sweet potato rosti in your waffle maker! This makes a great base for veggies (also cooked in the waffle makers) and eggs for a fun breakfast, brunch or light supper. Just add hot sauce!

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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If your waffle maker has a temperature dial you can make these with minimal “dark brown” bits (er, burnt bits). My waffle iron is a cheapy, hence the over-colouring. Still, this is very, very tasty – whatever the hue. Carrots would be lovely too. xx

1/4 medium sweet potato, scrubbed

1/2 tsp best quality rapeseed oil or coconut oil (rapeseed oil in the UK is generally of a much better quality/safety than commonly available in the US)

pinch of garlic powder or onion powder

pinch of salt

5-8g of mature Cheddar cheese, finely grated – optional

Oil spray


1. Heat the waffle iron.

2. While the waffle iron is heating up, spiralise the sweet potato. Place the sweet potato threads in a small bowl and add all but the oil spray. Mix well with a fork.

3. When at full heat, spray the plates with good oil spray and dollop on the sweet potato mixture.

4. Depending on your waffle maker, this will take between seven and 10 minutes. Check on it at five minutes, flipping over if necessary – the potato won’t fill the space in the same way as a batter, so contact points are fewer.

The sweet potato is lovely and soft, crispy and crackly, in the time it takes you to cook an egg and make a coffee. Enjoy!



28 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Sweet Potato Rosti – in your waffle maker

  1. I totally disagree with you about the poor picture, i think it’s beautiful and very Instagram worthy! And looks delicious too!

    1. Thanks so much, Tania. I appreciate the kind words. 🙂

  2. Such an excellent idea! I am not a fan of fancy food shots and yours look pretty good to me! Where do people find the time for doing fancy foo shots anyway? I’m too busy eating it 😀

    1. Aw thank you. Breakfast is never styled in my house unless I am doing it as a planned post (and then it wouldn’t be eaten at breakfast i any case). We are usually too busy eating and getting ready for the day. Normal life in other words. 🙂

  3. superfitbabe says:

    Talk about the ultimate kitchen hack! I have to try making these so they taste like sweet potato hash browns! Delicious!

    1. Of course! I need to add a hash brown tag! Thanks for the reminder cos that’s what they’re like! Thanks Cassie 😊😊😊

  4. It all looks fabulous to me!! Likewise, I don’t photograph my breakfasts, I’m too busy eating it – but I think you made a good decision to share this one 🙂

    1. Thanks Elaine. I have made uglier versions of this that haven’t had their photo taken!

      1. I sometimes think my least photogenic dishes are the ones that taste the best!

  5. I love sweet potato! Gonna try this for sure! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. This sounds simple and delicious. Got a lot of sweet potatoes lying around much try this.

    1. Yay! Let me know who you get on with it. I had it recently with refried beans, guacamole etc but it was too ugly to photograph 😉

  7. Very clever indeed! I think I have a toastie maker deep in my cupboards so I will dust it off and give it a new life! This is kitchen gadget up-cycling! I normally grate my spuds for rostis (I dont have a spiraliser) but Im sure that will be perfect too. Brilliant 🙂

    1. I could get you one as a very pre birthday present 😉

  8. Eb Gargano says:

    Wow – these look gorgeous! I’ve never thought of doing sweet potato rosti but I bet they taste amazing! Eb x

    1. They are! Do try it. Carrots, kumara, butternut squash, perhaps even mooli might work.

  9. I’ve resisted buying a spiraliser….am going to try this out tonight using grated sweet potato, will report back, am hoping for SUCCESS!

    1. I think you should stop resisting and get one, Hilary! You would get a lot out of it, and your sweet boy would like it too. 🙂 The spiraliser tends to give out less liquid than a grater. I hope I’m not being too much of a bossy boots. 😉 I like my Japanese brand Benriner (it’s called Cook’s Help) one but I hear good things about the little Oxo ones too.

  10. helenportas says:

    I have been making Maddy Shaw’s spinach waffles, topped with a fried egg and chilli sauce recently but I’m in need of a change. These fit the bill as I’ve just bought some purple sweet potatoes (significantly reduced from their original exorbitant price). Will let you know how I get on with my technicolored rostis!

    1. I love savoury waffles (I have a few in my Index) but it’s fun to do something different in the waffle maker sometimes. Ms Shaw’s spinach waffles sound fab! Thanks for the recommendation, Helen. 🙂

  11. Waffle-make rostis?! So fun and easy. I still have my waffle maker out from this weekend, in fact. I love this entire breakfast, so I’m glad you shared it Kellie! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Lovely post. 🙂

  13. Pinnatifid says:

    This is awesome! I just got a spiralizer & was thinking of making this, when I happened to stumble upon this post! Love the pictures as well 🙂

  14. Oh what a genius idea to use the waffle maker for these! And the spiraliser too – I could justify two of my slightly unnecessary kitchen gadgets in one fell swoop 😉

  15. Loving this Kellie I’ll have to give it a go. Stumbled, pinned and yummed x

  16. I have lost over 135 lbs naturally by changing what I eat. Sweet potatoes have become a staple for me – they are so good and good for you!! Thanks for this post! You’ve got a new follower. I also started blogging about my journey if you or your other patrons wanted to check it out

    1. Congratulations on the astounding weightloss. That’s fantastic! I’m sure you already are a wonderful inspiration to others. Best wishes with your own blog, and thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  17. acobriant82 says:

    I have tried this with regular potatoes but not sweet, thanks for sharing! Oh and I think the photo looks yummy and delish!

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