Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

*This is a sponsored post but all photos, opinions and the recipe are of course my own.*

A delicious Belgian waffle with whipped cream, fresh fruit and powdered sugar: oh isn’t that a treat? It’s no wonder Belgium is known around the world for their waffles. But even though they are usually considered to be a sweat treat, you can get very creative with these waffles, which is exactly what I decided to do.

Even though I had never eaten them myself, I decided to give this Belgian classic an Irish twist by turning them into potato waffles, made from creamy mashed potatoes with lovely Kerrygold butter and herbs, served with cold mascarpone balls, crispy chorizo and tasty spring onion. As a finishing touch I made a honey-butter sauce, which you can firm up in the fridge and then serve as little peaks on top, after which they’ll melt all over the waffle.

You can of course make up your own toppings, like bacon or an egg if you want to make a breakfast potato waffle, or you can also serve it with other things like Irish lamb, steak, sausages or rotisserie chicken or even some fresh cod.

Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce
Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

Makes: +- 12 waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 175g salted Kerrygold butter – room temperature
  • 75g self-raising flour (can be gluten-free)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 280g chorizo
  • 5 spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • teaspoon of nutmeg
  • pepper & salt
  • 100g mascarpone

Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

Preparation

Peel the potatoes, slice them in half and place them in a pot with boiling salted water for 20 minutes, until you can easily pierce them with a fork.

Drain the potatoes and put them back on low heat. This will evaporate any remaining water.
Now add the eggs and 50g of Kerrygold butter and use a masher to mash it down. Add chives and basil with a pinch of pepper and salt to taste and finish with a teaspoon of nutmeg. Last but not least we are going to add some flour. Mix it all together with a spoon, lumps aren’t bad in this case, it’ll give your waffles more structure but try to not have too many of them or big ones.

Heat up a waffle iron and add a bit of butter to it. Add a bit of the mash (try one first to find out how much you need/want for your ideal waffle size) and cook them until crispy. You can keep them warm in an oven while baking the rest of them. Also, compared to real waffles, these ones won’t (or shouldn’t) rip when you open the waffle iron to check on them.

While baking the waffles you should have enough time to work on the other ingredients. Let’s start with our butter-honey sauce. Mix 125g of butter with honey and a tablespoon of olive oil until you get a thick sauce. Place in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.

When nearly all the waffles are done, slice up the chorizo in slices and do the same for the spring onion. Heat up some olive oil in a frying pan and cook the spring onion, set aside and cook the chorizo until crispy. By doing the onion first we’ll prevent the oil from the chorizo and their spices to spread all over the onion, causing it to lose some of its own taste.

Presentation time! Get a little scoop out of the mascarpone and roll it into a little ball. Place a few slices of the chorizo next to it, sprinkle some spring onion on top and finish off with a few peaks of butter-honey sauce. Add some fresh chives on top and enjoy!

Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauceBasil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

Basil & chives potato waffles with chorizo, mascarpone and butter-honey sauce

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Malou
    November 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    It sounds and looks delicious! And you take great pictures btw 🙂

    • Reply
      Tine
      November 17, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Malou!

  • Reply
    nicole orriens
    November 17, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Yummy! It looks absolutely delicious. I usually eat my waffles with powdered sugar, but this is great too.

  • Reply
    Babs
    November 17, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Great pictures! I really want to try this recipe. It looks so Yummie

  • Reply
    Cindy
    November 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Okay I’ve seen this so often, but now I really have to try it. I do not get it mentally that a waffle should be sweet and not savory hahaha

  • Reply
    JAmey
    November 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

    That looks amazing, im not a really good cook, but i would love to try and make this.

  • Reply
    Dhini
    November 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Oh dat ziet er lekker uit. Jammer dat ik geen waffles apparaat heb. misschien ga ik maar het kopen

  • Reply
    Ester
    November 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Mmm ! what a great idea to turn your mashed potatoes in delicious waffles. I will make these for my kids, very soon!

  • Reply
    Natalie
    November 18, 2017 at 10:14 am

    This looks great and so original to put it in a waffle! Funny way to present it!

  • Reply
    Ellen
    November 20, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Mmmm ziet er zo lekker uit! Ik hou van waffels en deze combinatie is best apart dus dat wil ik testen!

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