Little word to wise here, if you have the luxury of time on your hands then the perfect way to cook potato waffles is by putting them in a small baking tray, fill that tray with vegetable oil, half way up the waffles, then sprinkle the waffles with salt and paprika.
After that, bosh those chaps under the grill and my god, they come out so crispy and lovely. Absolutely to die for.
Sadly though, as is the way with these modern times, no one actually has a minute to spare to make sure things are nice so people have started putting their frozen potato waffles in the toaster for ease and speed.
This never went down well with many people though as it just seemed wrong. You put bread in a toaster, not potatoes. Certain forces aren’t to be meddled with.
With that in mind, purveyors of frozen potato waffles, Birds Eye, have chimed in with their stance on whether or not you should toast their waffles.
Steve Challouma, Marketing Director at Birds Eye, said:
“We know there has been a lot of confusion and debate on this way of cooking our Original Potato Waffles so we decided to put it to the test.
“After days of rigorous ‘toasting’, we’re happy to confirm it is safe to cook our waffles this way and it doesn’t compromise on taste either – you can still expect the same delicious taste that is crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle!“
Just turned into an advert, that one.
Jokes on them though, the last waffles I ate were Tesco own-brand.
Apparently this wasn’t news to a lot of people though…
I’ll carry on doing them my way.
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Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow