Potato and Chives Waffles

Savoury Potato and chive waffles

Waffles just got a savoury update! These Potato and Chives Waffles are the perfect breakfast or brunch dish. Made with grated potatoes and chopped chives, they’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The combination of earthy potatoes and the subtle onion flavour of the chives make these waffles irresistible.

Serve them with a dollop of sour cream or top them with a Tofu Scramble for a complete breakfast experience. Potato and Chives Waffles are also great as a side dish for dinner, or even as a snack.

Our recipe is easy to follow and requires minimal ingredients, perfect for a lazy weekend morning or spontaneous brunch with friends. So why not add some variety to your waffle game and give these savoury waffles a try?

Yield: Four 6-inch waffles (depends on waffle maker used)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes per waffle


  • 668 g / 3 medium russet/baking potatoes, peeled and grated
  • 28 g / 2 tbsp Crystal margarine, melted
  • 12 g / 3 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 3 g / 1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 42 g / ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 g / 1 ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 g / ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 g / ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp milk


Grated potatoes on a paper towel-lined baking sheet

1) Preheat waffle iron on medium-high heat. With a pastry brush, lightly grease the waffle iron with Crystal margarine.

2) Place the peeled and grated potatoes in a colander and rinse well with cold water. Drain as much as possible. Place grated potatoes on paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.

Grated potatoes, chives, and thyme in a white mixing bowl

3) Place the potatoes into a bowl, toss with the melted Crystal margarine until well coated. Sprinkle in the chives and thyme, and toss again.

Potato waffle batter in a mixing bowl with a small spatula

4) Whisk together the all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and cayenne pepper until combined. Mix the dry ingredients into the potatoes.

5) Whisk together the eggs and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the potato mixture and mix until just combined.

6)Place about ½ cup of the batter onto the middle of the preheated waffle iron. Close lid. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the waffle iron is no longer steaming (or follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

7)Place into the oven to keep warm.

8)Serve waffles with sour cream or Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with more chives.

Chef’s Notes:

  • Preheat oven to 250°F (121°C). Place a baking sheet lined with parchment paper into the oven while it preheats. As each waffle is finished cooking, place into the oven, onto the hot pan to keep warm and crisp until all waffles are done.
  • Serve with smoked salmon or sauteed kale or spinach for a heartier breakfast or brunch.