RECIPE

French Fry Waffle

Give some love to your waffle iron with this Canadian poutine-inspired dish. You can even throw a burger on top of these cheesy gravy-topped waffles!


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Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen, thin cut, French fries, thawed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

For the poutine:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bottle Molson Canadian beer or 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Heat a waffle iron to a high heat.


In a large bowl, toss the French fries with eggs and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


Place half of the mixture into your waffle maker and smash it down until it closes shut. Let cook for 6-8 minutes, or until golden and crisp.


For the poutine, place a medium size saucepot over medium-high heat and add the EVOO. Cook the bacon until slightly browned and crispy. Remove half of the bacon from the pot and set aside.


In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch and water together with your fingers until it reaches a heavy, cream-like consistency. Add the garlic and onion to the pot with the remaining bacon and cook for 3-4 minutes. Slowly add the beer or stock. Bring up to a boil and cook for 2-3 minutes.


Pour in the cornstarch mixture, a little at a time, and whisk until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. The mixture may be thin at first, but it will thicken as it cooks. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes.


Remove the waffle from the iron and serve topped with poutine.

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