Savoury Waffles

Like your waffles for breakfast? Here’s an option which can make it interesting for your family particularly the kids. This is not your regular sweet waffle with maple syrup or chocolate sauce. As the name suggests, this is a savoury version of the waffle. Once you get over the sweet – savoury hump, there is so much you can do with these waffles. Some non-veg topping options to consider are shredded chicken, bacon and ham while vegetarians can opt for corn kernels, chopped stir-fried broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms etc. I have used some sour cream to give it a tangy mouthfeel but you can use other stuff like hung curd or mayonnaise. This is a very good option for kids who are fussy with their breakfast. So open your mind and experiment with the savoury waffles. You will be surprised with the myriad options. Happy  Fooding Around.


Savoury Waffles

  • Author: Reetika Mitra
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins


Surprise Yourself



  • 4 large eggs, separate the yolks and the whites
  • 1/3rd cup grated Cheddar Cheese
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 2 large Potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • ½ Tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ Tsp Paprika powder
  • Salt to taste and season
  • Freshly crushed Black Pepper for seasoning
  • ¼ cup sliced Chives or Spring Onion Greens (keep some away for the waffle topping)
  • 23 Tbsp Sour Cream ( for the waffle topping – Optional)
  • Some shredded fried Bacon (for the waffle topping – Optional)


  1. Pre-heat your waffle maker. It should be quite hot at the time of using. My one has only one setting.
  2. Peel potatoes and grate them using the fine holes of a hand grater or you may use a food processor too. Put the grated potatoes in a bowl and sprinkle some salt. Mix and toss thoroughly. Let it rest for 5 mins or so. Taking one fistful at a time squeeze out as much as of the water as possible. Transfer to a dry plate or bowl lined with some paper towels so that they can absorb the remaining bit of the water on the grated potatoes, if any. Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  3. In a large bowl using a hand mixer beat the egg whites to a soft peak.
  4. In another separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, butter together. Now fold in this mixture along with the beaten egg whites. Add the rest of the ingredients like the grated cheese, potatoes, garlic powder, paprika powder, salt, pepper, chives or spring onion greens. Gently fold them all together until mixed well.
  5. Scoop and pour the batter into the hot waffle maker. The portion of scoop depends on the size of the waffle iron. I used almost ¾ cup of the batter and cook for 10 – 12 mins or until crispy and golden brown.
  6. Repeat the above with the remaining batter.
  7. Serve hot along with waffle toppings of your liking. I have used some bacon, spring onion greens and some peppered sour cream on my ones.


  • Serving Size: 4

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