Oh how I do love hash browns. Specially the hash browns that are cooked until crispy on an old flat-top griddle. Nice and golden brown. I don’t have a big diner griddle (yet), but I do have the Cuisinart Griddler, which makes fantastic hash browns. There’s nothing fru-fru about them, just great taste and texture.
Don’t laugh, but I like to serve my hash browns with butter. Yep, butter. I know that’s not normal. Most folks like ketchup or hot sauce. I always butter potatoes, no matter if they’re roasted, tater tots, or hash browns. I do draw the line at putting butter onto French fries, though.
French toast waffles are another great breakfast item that you can make using your Griddler.
Hash Browns on the Cuisinart Griddler
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
- 2 medium Russet potatoes peeled, shredded
- 1 medium sweet onion shredded
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place the potatoes and onion in a bowl full of cold water. Soak for 5 minutes, drain, and fill again. Soak again for 5 minutes and drain. Continue rinsing and draining until the water no longer turns milky from the potato started.
Install the flat cooking plates on your Griddler and open the Griddler flat so you can cook on both plates at once.
Set your Griddler Selector to 'Griddle' and the Griddle temperature to 425 F.
Note that the top plate seems to not get as hot.
Drain potatoes well then toss with the oil, salt and pepper.
Divide the potatoes between the Griddler plates and spread out evenly.
Do not mess with the potatoes, let them cook for about 20 minutes or until you notice they are starting to turn golden brown on the bottom.Note that the top plate seems to not get as hot so the potatoes there may take longer to cook.
Carefully flip the potatoes and cook another 20 minutes or until they are nice and golden brown and are as crispy as you like them.
Serve hot with more salt and pepper, ketchup, or whatever you desire.
I love my Cuisinart Griddler. It’s the perfect kitchen appliance. I use it to make paninis, hashbrowns, waffles, burgers, eggs… just about anything. My favorite use for it has to be making sandwiches, like this toasted Italian sandwich. The bread gets nice and toasted on the outside, giving me that perfect crunchy bite. The mozzarella cheese gets nice and melted. Top that off with great Italian cold cuts, homemade sun-dried tomatoes and pesto, and I’ve got the perfect lunch.
My favorite bread for sandwiches is hands-down, ciabatta. It has those great airy pockets in it (it reminds me a bit of English muffins, my other favorite bread). It gets fantastically crunchy while still being soft in the middle, like the perfect pizza crust.
The Griddler is the master of making sandwiches. Also try my sweet-and-savory turkey panini.
Toasted Italian Sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
- 1 ciabatta roll sliced horizontally
- 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
- 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes chopped
- 2 slices Mozzarella cheese
- 3 slices Prosciutto
- 1 slice salami
- 1 slice sandwich pepperoni
- 1 slice Capicolo
- 1 slice Sopressata
Heat a large skillet, cast iron skillet or Griddler.
Place the ciabatta into the skillet cut-side down and toast for a few minutes until the bread starts to get crunchy and brown.
Spread the top of the roll with pest and sun-dried tomatoes.
Add the cheese and meats to the bottom slice. Return to the skillet to melt the cheese.
Add the top bun, slice and serve.
I love Texas toast. And I love French toast. And of course I love waffles. That sums up how I feel about Texas toast French toast waffles! Incredibly easy to make and beyond yummy. Self-control was very challenging with a platter of these little tasty beauties in front of me.
Sweet, with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, you can substitute any bread you like, but I prefer Texas toast because it can more than handle the job of holding up to an egg batter and a waffle iron.
I often contemplate what I would do differently to a recipe after I make it. A little twist or something. I can honestly say there is absolutely nothing I would change about Texas toast French toast waffles. Except to maybe double the recipe.
Hash browns are another great breakfast item that you can make using your Griddler.
Also try my blueberry croissant puff.
Texas Toast French Toast Waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
- 4 slices Texas toast
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Real maple syrup and confectioner's sugar for topping
Beat the eggs, milk, butter, vanilla and cinnamon in a pie plate.
Working in batches, dip bread in egg mixture. Flip and coat other side.
Transfer to hot waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
Serve with your favorite toppings.