You can do many more things with sweet potatoes than serve them baked with syrup and marshmallows once a year. And you can tell yourself that sweet potato fries are better for you than French fried potatoes. I suspect you have not tried Sweet Potato Hash Browed Waffles! I saw a recipe and drooled at the photo so I had to try it. The recipe is gluten free, and it is posted below as such. I found that the batter of rice flower, coconut oil and egg did not hold the sweet potatoes together well in my Belgian waffle maker. I used the gluten free items because of a friend’s dietary needs. I’ll make the recipe with regular flour for myself next time. I’ll also use my panini press to cook the sweet potato has because on only have a Belgian waffle maker.
2 medium-size sweet potatoes (about 20 oz.), peeled and julienned
1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
3 Tbsp brown rice flour
1 Tbsp melted coconut oil plus more for greasing the waffle iron
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp pure maple syrup
8 ounces Brussels sprouts, shaved
1/3 cup dried cranberries
8 ounces nitrate-free reduced-sodium thinly sliced ham
1 Preheat a waffle iron to high. (I recommend a regular waffle iron rather than a Belgian waffle iron.) Combine the grated sweet potato, onion slices, 1 Tablespoon coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Grease the waffle iron with coconut oil and place 1-1/2 cuts of the sweet potato mixture in the center of the waffle iron, spread the mixture to create a 6-inch square. Close the waffle iron and cook until browned and tender – about 13 minutes. Remove the waffled sweet potato hash and remove and repeat the procedure until four waffles have been made.
2. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add the shaved Brussels sprouts and let stand until the sprouts are tender – about 10 minutes. Fold in the cranberries.
3. Put one waffle on each of 4 plates. Top each with 2 ounces of ham slices and about 2/3 cup Brussels slaw.
Note: This slaw is especially flavorful and would be good as a side or topper for most anything.